Sarah McNaughton

Associate Professor, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University

Associate Professor McNaughton from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a nutritional epidemiologist, supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. She is also Head of Discipline for Dietetics, in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
She leads a program of research that focuses on dietary patterns cross the life-course and the implications for public health.
A/Prof McNaughton’s current research interests include the assessment of dietary behaviours, diet quality and dietary patterns across the life-course, their determinants and role in health. Her research program focuses on:
• developing high quality methods of assessing food intake using online and mobile technologies, and novel, food-based approaches to characterising diet;
• examining dietary behaviours, dietary patterns and meal patterns and their determinants across the life-course focusing on children, young adults and older adults; and
• examining the influence of dietary patterns on key drivers of morbidity and mortality, and biological mediators of health risk.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Deakin University