Sinead Golley joined CSIRO in 2009 and is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow working in the Health Behaviour team in Food and Nutrition. Sinead has a background in social cognitive psychology with a broad interest in understanding decision-making relating to health.
Sineads’ research at CSIRO is currently focused on understanding the psychological drivers of food choice, in particular the avoidance of wheat- and dairy-based foods and restrictive diets more generally. Her other research interests include (i) investigating novel psychological factors which may underpin the uptake and maintenance of health-promoting behaviours (ii) understanding the role of implicit cognitive and affective associations on health outcomes and decisions, and (iii) perceived food intolerances.
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide
Postdoctoral research fellow, CSIRO
University of South Australia, PhD
Responses to GM food content in context with food integrity issues: results from Australian population surveys , New Biotechnology
Food avoidance: some answers, more questions., Medical Journal of Australia
Motivations for avoiding wheat consumption in Australia: results from a population survey , Public Health Nutrition
Application of the precaution adoption process model to the promotion of consumption of an unfamiliar nutrient , International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Engagement with dietary fibre and receptiveness to resistant starch in Australia , Public Health Nutrition