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Associate Professor Amanda Devine

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5527, Mobile: 0416 114 810, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.229
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5527  
Mobile: 0416 114 810  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5005  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.229  


Current Teaching

  • Nutritional assessment
  • Controversies in nutrition
  • Nutrition through the lifecycle


  • 2001-current: Undergraduate Coordinator of Nutrition Program, ECU
  • 2010-2011: Postgraduate Coordinator of Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, ECU
  • 2007-2010: Senior Lecturer Nutrition Program, ECU
  • 2004-2007: Senior Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine and Pharmacology UWA
  • 2001-2006: Lecturer Nutrition Program, ECU
  • 2001-2004: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine and Pharmacology UWA
  • 1999-2004: Principal Scientific Officer and Senior Research Officer, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA
  • 1998-1999: Research Officer, Dept of Medicine, UWA
  • 1994-1998: PhD Candidate, Dept of Medicine, UWA
  • 1990-1994: Research Coordinator, Dept Medicine, UWA
  • 1993-1994: Lecturer Nutrition Program, Sessional, ECU

Professional Memberships

Nutrition Society of Australia

  • 2007-current: Registered Public Health Nutritionist

Dietitians Association of Australia

  • 2009-current: Accredited Nutritionist

Nutrition Australia

  • 2003-2007: Executive committee member of Nutrition Australia National Council Member
  • 2004-2001: WA Chair/Director
  • 2001-current: WA Deputy Chair/Director

Awards and Recognition


  • 2003: Outstanding Abstract Award in the Field of Calcium Research, Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
  • 1991-2001: Various travel grants to support National and International Meetings
  • 1994: University Postgraduate Award School, PhD UWA, 3 year stipend

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nutritional aspects of bone health and body composition
  • Public health nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Benefits of fruit and vegetables
  • Dietary aspects of exposure to metals
  • Dietary aspects of chronic disease
  • Cooking programs for prevention of dementia
  • Childhood obesity
  • Effects of cadmium on bone density in perimenopausal women

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education), The University of Western Australia, 1999 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program,  Department of Health WA,  WA Healthy Children Program,  2012 - 2015,  $649,961.
  • Metals exposure and musculoskeletal and renal health in peri-menopausal Australian women,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,672.
  • Diets to Defy Dementia,  Council On The Ageing (WA) Inc,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $5,000.
  • Communicating the Role of Vegetables and Fruit in the Diet. Optimising Health, Preventing Disease and Advance Healing,  West Australian Vegetable Growers Association Inc,  Action Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $50,960.
  • New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award 2004,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2004,  $17,300.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Martin, K., Rosenberg, M., Pratt, I., Miller, M., McCormack, G., Giles-Corti, B., Magarey, A., Bull, F., Devine, A., (2013), Prevalence of overweight, obesity and underweight in Western Australian school-aged children; 2008 compared with 2003. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, Firstview(NA), 1-5, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, DOI: doi:10.1017/S136898001300311X.
  • Meng, X., Kerr, D., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Solah, V., Wright, J., Binns, C., Prince, R., (2013), Under-reporting of energy intake in elderly Australian women is associated with a higher body mass index. Journal of Nutrition Health & Aging, 17(2), 112-118, France, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0382-8.
  • Zhu, K., Austin, N., Devine, A., Bruce, D., Prince, RL., (2011), Response letter to DRS. kaloostian and shil. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(4), 771-772, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03348.x.
  • Hodgson, J., Zhu, K., Lewis, J., Kerr, D., Meng, X., Solah, V., Devine, A., Binns, C., Woodman, R., Prince, R., (2011), Long-term effects of a protein-enriched diet on blood pressure in older women. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science , N/A(N/A), N/A, DOI: doi:10.1017/S0007114511004740.
  • Zhu, K., Devine, A., Lewis, JR., Dhaliwal, SS., Prince, RL., (2011), "Timed up and go" Test and Bone Mineral Density Measurement for Fracture Prediction. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(18), 1655-1661, DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.434.
  • Zhu, K., Meng, X., Kerr, DA., Devine, A., Solah, V., Binns, CW., Prince, RL., (2011), The effects of a two-year randomized, controlled trial of whey protein supplementation on bone structure, IGF-1, and urinary calcium excretion in older postmenopausal women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 26(9), 2298-2306, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.429.
  • Solah, V., Kerr, D., Adikara, C., Meng, X., Binns, C., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Prince, R., (2010), Differences in satiety effects of alginate- and whey protein-based foods. Appetite, 54(3), 485-491, DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.01.019.
  • Zhu, K., Austin, N., Devine, A., Bruce, D., Prince, R., (2010), A randomized controlled trial of the effects of vitamin D on muscle strength and mobility in older women with vitamin D insufficiency. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11), 2063?2068, United States, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03142.x.
  • Rodrigues, M., Foster, J., Verdile, G., Joesbury, K., Prince, R., Devine, A., Mehta, P., Beilby, J., Martins, R., (2010), Predicting memory decline as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in older post-menopausal women: Quod erat demonstrandum?. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(2), 332-335, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991190.
  • Zhu, K., Devine, A., Suleska, A., Tan, C., Toh, C., Kerr, D., Prince, R., (2010), Adequacy and change in nutrient and food intakes with aging in a seven-year cohort study in elderly women. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 14(9), 723-729, France.
  • Lewis, J., Prince, R., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Thompson, P., Hodgson, J., (2010), Habitual chocolate intake and vascular disease: a prospective study of clinical outcomes in older women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(20), 1857-1858, United States, DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.396.
  • Zhu, K., Beilby, JP., Dick, IM., Devine, A., Soos, M., Prince, RL., (2009), The effects of homocysteine and MTHFR genotype on hip bone loss and fracture risk in elderly women. Osteoporosis International, 20(7), 1183-1191, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-008-0804-y.
  • Zhu, K., Devine, A., Prince, R., (2009), The effects of high potassium consumption on bone mineral density in a prospective cohort study of elderly postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis International, 20(2), 335-340, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-008-0666-3.
  • Meng, X., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Kerr, D., Binns, C., Prince, R., (2009), A 5-year cohort study of the effects of high protein intake on lean mass and BMC in elderly postmenopausal women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 24(11), 1827-1834, United States, DOI: 10.1359/JBMR.090513.
  • Ueland, T., Wilson, S., Islam, F., Mullin, B., Devine, A., Bollerslev, J., Zhu, K., Prince, R., (2009), A cohort study of the effects of serum osteoprotegerin and osteoprotegerin gene polymorphisms on cardiovascular mortality in elderly women. Clinical Endocrinology, 71(6), 828-833, United States, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2009.03605.x.
  • Devine, A., McFaull, S., (2009), Vegetables and fruit for health and healing executive summary. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia., 16(1), 5-9.
  • Sanders, K., Nowson, C., Kotowicz, M., Briffa, K., Devine, A., Reid, I., (2009), Calcium and bone health: position statement for the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Osteoporosis Australia and the Endocrine Society of Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(6), 316-320, Australia.

Creative Works

  • Devine, A., Sambell, R., (2013), More Deadly Tucker., Cookbook.
  • Devine, A., Sambell, R., West, K., Chan She Ping-Delfos, W., De Vries, L., Wallace, R., (2012), Nourish. The complete guide for Food Coordinators in Education and Care Services., Perth, WA.
  • Wallace, R., Devine, A., Costello, L., Lo, J., (2013), Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare., ECU.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Vitamin D, Neuromuscular Control And Falling Episodes In Australian Postmenopausal Women.
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