Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

Local Section Navigation
You are here:
ECU is currently converting this web content to a more mobile friendly format. If you find the content below is not formatting correctly during this transition please view on desktop browser.
Main Content

Dr Therese O’Sullivan

Senior Lecturer Nutrition & Dietetics

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5055, Mobile: 6304 5384, Email: t.osullivan@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.226
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5055  
Mobile: 6304 5384  
Email: t.osullivan@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.226  

 

Staff Qualifications

  • 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 .

Research

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,  2012,  $102,654.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • O'Sullivan, T., Oddy, WH., Bremner, AP., Sherriff, J., Ayonrinde, OT., Olynyk, JK., Beilin, LJ., Mori, TA., Adams, LA., (2014), Lower fructose intake may help protect against development of non-alcoholic fatty liver in obese adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, accepted 25/11/13, , 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, , Article 41, United Kingdom.
  • 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, ,  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, , 778-785 .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, advance online publication 13 September 2012(advance online publication 13 September 2012), 1-8, DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2012.36.
  • 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., 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, AP., Beilin, LJ., Ambrosini, GL., Mori, T., Huang, R., Oddy, WH., (2011), Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and blood pressure in adolescents. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26(3), 178-187 , DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2011.7.
  • 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 3 d food record. British Journal of Nutrition, 105(4), 625-633.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2009.115.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2009.03.024.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03021.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.
  • Ambrosini, G., Oddy, W., Robinson, M., O'Sullivan, T., Hands, B., De Klerk, N., Silburn, S., Zubrick, S., Kendall, G., Stanley, F., Beilin, L., (2009), Adolescent dietary patterns are associated with lifestyle and family psycho-social factors. Public Health Nutrition, 12(10), 1807-1815, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980008004618.
  • O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., Kendall, G., Miller, M., Jacoby, P., Silburn, S., Oddy, W., (2009), A good-quality breakfast is associated with better mental health in adolescence. Public Health Nutrition, 12(2), 249-258, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980008003935.
  • O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, A., Cedaro, P., O'Neill, S., Lyons-Wall, P., (2009), Glycaemic index and glycaemic load intake patterns in older Australian women. Nutrition and Dietetics, 66(3), 138-144, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2009.01357.x.
  • Ambrosini, G., De Klerk, N., O'Sullivan, T., Beilin, L., Oddy, W., (2009), The reliability of a food frequency questionnaire for use among adolescents. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63(10), 1251-1259, DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2009.44.
Skip to top of page