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.