Therese is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences.
Awards and Recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
2015: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher
PhD (Doctoral Degree), Queensland University of Technology, 2008 .
BAppSc (Bachelor of Applied Science), Queensland University of Technology, 2003 .
B (Bachelor Degree), Queensland University of Technology, 2003 .
Recent Research Grants
Redefining `good? fats: Are regular fat dairy products associated with lower metabolic syndrome risk than low fat products in adolescence?,
Dairy Innovation Australia Limited (DIAL),
Dairy Innovation Research Grants,
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
O'Sullivan, T., (2012), Exploring B vitamins and their impact on cognitive function and mood from conception to early adulthood. Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective, 53-82, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.
Appannah, G., Pot, GK., O'Sullivan, T., Oddy, WH., Jebb, SA., Ambrosini, GL., (2014), The reliability of an adolescent dietary pattern identified using reduced-rank regression: Comparison of a FFQ and 3 d food record. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(4), 609-615, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514001111.
O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, A., Bremer, H., Seares, M., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Lyons-Wall, P., Devine, A., Oddy, W., (2014), Dairy product consumption, dietary nutrient and energy density and associations with obesity in Australian adolescents. J Hum Nutr Diet, Article in press(Article in press), Article in press, New Jersey, USA, DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12264.
Piccini, S., Fairburn, A., Gill, E., Budgeon, CA., O'Sullivan, T., (2014), Predictors of malnutrition in Australian haemodialysis patients and comparison of dietary protein intakes to national guidelines. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 10(3), 133-140.
Nicholl, A., Du Heaume, M., Mori, TA., Beilin, LJ., Oddy, WH., Bremner, AP., O'Sullivan, T., (2014), Higher breakfast glycaemic load is associated with increased metabolic syndrome risk, including lower HDL-cholesterol concentrations and increased TAG concentrations, in adolescent girls. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(12), 1974-1983, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514003092.
O'Sullivan, T., Oddy, WH., Bremner, AP., Sherriff, JL., Ayonrinde, OT., Olynyk, JK., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., Adams, LA., (2014), Lower fructose intake may help protect against development of nonalcoholic fatty liver in adolescents with obesity. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 58(5), 624-631, United States, DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000267.
Woolley, S., Sherriff, J., Oddy, W., O'Sullivan, T., (2013), Fructose intake and food sources in West Australian adolescents. Nutrition and Dietetics, 70(2), 139-145.
Hafekost , K., Lawrence , D., Mitrou , F., O'Sullivan, T., Zubrick , S., (2013), Tackling overweight and obesity: Does the public health message match the science?. BMC Medicine, 11(1), Article 41, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-41.
Trapp, G., Allen, K., O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., Jacoby, P., Oddy, W., (2013), Energy drink consumption among young Australian adults: Associations with alcohol and illicit drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134(1), 30?37.
Trapp, G., Allen, K., O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., Jacoby, P., Oddy, W., (2013), Energy drink consumption is associated with anxiety in Australian young adult males. Depression and Anxiety, 31(5), 420-428, Early view online.
Oddy, W., Herbison , C., Jacoby, P., Ambrosini , G., O'Sullivan, T., Ayonrinde , O., Olynyk , J., Black, LJ., Beilin , L., Mori , T., Hands, B., Adams , L., (2013), The Western dietary pattern is prospectively associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescence. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 108(5), 778-785 , DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2013.95.
Ody, M., Butcher, L., O'Sullivan, T., (2013), The effect of hospital foodservice systems on patient consumption of oral nutritional therapy. Journal of Foodservice Management & Education, 7(1), 20-32.
O'Sullivan, T., Hafekost, K., Mitrou , F., Lawrence , D., (2013), Food sources of saturated fat and the association with mortality: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 103(9), e31-e42, United States.
Flood, A., Chung, A., Parker , H., Kearns , V., O'Sullivan, T., (2013), The use of hand grip strength as a predictor of nutrition status in hospital patients. Clinical Nutrition, 33(1), 106-114 .
O'Sullivan, T., (2013), Evaluation of an electronic record prototype incorporating the Nutrition Care Process and International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology. Nutrition and Dietetics, 70(3), 188?195, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12012.
Bobridge, K., Haines, G., Mori, TA., Beilin, LJ., Oddy, WH., Sherriff, J., O'Sullivan, T., (2012), Dietary fructose in relation to blood pressure and serum uric acid in adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Human Hypertension, 27(4), 217-224, DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2012.36.
Herbison , C., Hickling , S., Allen , KL., O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., Bremner, AP., Huang, R., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., Oddy, WH., (2012), Low intake of B-vitamins is associated with poor adolescent mental health and behaviour. Preventive Medicine, 55(6), 634-638, United States.
Parker, C., Vivian, W., Oddy, WH., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., O'Sullivan, T., (2012), Changes in dairy food and nutrient intakes in Australian adolescents. Nutrients, 4(12), 1794-1811, DOI: 10.3390/nu4121794.
O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, AP., Beilin, LJ., Ambrosini, GL., Mori, T., Huang, R., Oddy, WH., (2012), Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and blood pressure in adolescents. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26(3), 178-187 , DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2011.7.
Li, J., O'Sullivan, T., Johnson, S., Stanley, F., Oddy, WH., (2012), Maternal work hours in early to middle childhood link to later adolescent diet quality. Public Health Nutrition, 15(10), 1861-1870, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011003053.
Meyerkort , C., Oddy, WH., O'Sullivan, T., Henderson , J., Pennell , C., (2012), Early diet quality in a longitudinal study of Australian children: associations with nutrition and body mass index later in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 3(1), 21-31, DOI: 10.1017/S2040174411000717.
O'Sullivan, T., Ambrosini, GL., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., Oddy, WH., (2011), Dietary intake and food sources of fatty acids in Australian adolescents. Nutrition, 27(2), 153-159, DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2009.11.019.
Oddy, WH., Hickling, S., Smith, MA., O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., De Klerk, N., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., Syrette, J., Zubrick, SR., Silburn, SR., (2011), Dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents. Depression and Anxiety, 28(7), 582-588, DOI: 10.1002/da.20822.
Ambrosini, GL., O'Sullivan, T., De Klerk, N., Mori, TA., Beilin, LJ., Oddy, WH., (2011), Relative validity of adolescent dietary patterns: a comparison of a FFQ and 3d food record. British Journal of Nutrition, 105(4), 625-633, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114510004137.
O'Sullivan, T., Ambrosini, GL., Mori, TA., Beilin, LJ., Oddy, WH., (2011), Omega-3 index correlates with healthier food consumption in adolescents and with reduced cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescent boys. Lipids, 46(1), 59-67, DOI: 10.1007/s11745-010-3499-8.
O'Sullivan, T., Billing, NA., Stokes, D., (2011), Just what the doctor ordered: Moving forward with electronic health records. Nutrition and Dietetics, 68(3), 179-184, DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2011.01525.x.
Oddy, W., O'Sullivan, T., (2010), Energy drinks for children and adolescents. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 340(7737), 64, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1136/bmj.b5268.
O'Sullivan, T., Lyons-Wall, P., Bremnert, A., Ambrosini, L., Huang, C., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Blair, E., Oddy, W., (2010), Dietary glycaemic carbohydrate in relation to the metabolic syndrome in adolescents: comparison of different metabolic syndrome definitions. Diabetic Medicine, 27(7), 770-778, United Kingdom.
Ambrosini, GL., Huang, RC., Mori, TA., Hands, BP., O'Sullivan, T., De Klerk, NH., Beilin, LJ., Oddy, WH., (2010), Dietary patterns and markers for the metabolic syndrome in Australian adolescents. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 20(4), 274-283, United Kingdom.
O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, AP., O'Neill, SM., Lyons-Wall, PM., (2010), Glycaemic load is associated with insulin resistance in older Australian women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64(1), 80-87, United Kingdom.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Public Health, Doncp: Incorporating The Nutrition Care Process Into Hospital Dietetic Practice Using An Evidence Based Implementation Package.