Dietitan and Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Rebecca Byrne is a postdoctoral research fellow within an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. She is based at the Queensland University of Technology within the Centre for Children’s Health Research. Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and her research interests include what and how young children are fed, understanding how eating behaviours - such as fussy eating – develop, and improving the measurement of obesogenic behaviours. She has worked on the NOURISH trial that evaluated a complementary feeding intervention to prevent childhood obesity, and upscaling of the PEACHTprogram – Parenting, Eating & Activity for Child Health - across Queensland. Rebecca is passionate about ensuring parents and educators feel confident in their ability to foster heathy behaviours in children.
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Byrne,_Rebecca.html

Experience

  • –present
    Dietitan and Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2015 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD