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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: JO8.511
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5527
Mobile: 0416 114 810
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5384
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.511  


Amanda is the Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Science. Amanda is the program coordinator for Nutrition and supervises postgraduate students in a range of nutrition research areas that extend from regional and remote nutrition and food security, and how patterns of eating impact gut health across the life course, chronic disease and clinical nutrition; food literacy and food and nutrition education. To extend the reach and impact of these research areas, with others Amanda has produced two cookbooks and developed four websites to implement and translate public health and educational projects.

Current Teaching

  • NUT2210 and NUT2220


Amanda Devine, has 25 years’ experience in research at UWA and ECU. As an Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition at ECU she has worked on 60 nutrition-related research projects with total funding worth over $4.2m where research into practice is a priority. She was Chair of Nutrition Australia WA Division for a decade; has been on the WA Food Science & Technology, School Curriculum and Standards Authority Committee for 10 years and actively researches in nutrition education from the early years to Year 12. She is committed to training our educators using innovative, relevant research informed information delivered through websites.

Amanda is currently a Co-Lead for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Progam at ECU and is passionate about food literacy and investigating the role of nutrition on health and vitality. She is eager to share knowledge of how to nurture mind and body through food variety and optimise wellness and reduce chronic disease..

Professional Associations

  • Nutrition Australia 1994-current
  • Associate Member of Dietetic Association 2003-current
  • Nutrition Society of Australia 2007-current
  • Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2014-2015
  • World Public Health Nutrition Association 2014-current

Research Areas and Interests

Strategic areas of research focus:

  • Nutrition Education;
  • Food Literacy;
  • Gut Health; Chronic Disease and Clinical Nutrition; and
  • Food Security.


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


Recent Research Grants

  • What motivates and supports primary school teachers to teach nutrition?,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2016 - 2019,  $111,111.
  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program - K-10 School Food and Nutrition Curriculum Support Materials,  Department of Health WA,  WA Healthy Children Program,  2012 - 2018,  $814,961.
  • Evaluation of Foodbank WA s School Breakfast and Food Nutrition Program (01/2015FBWA),  Foodbank,  Grant,  2015 - 2018,  $345,288.
  • Regular fat versus reduced fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of effects on cardiometabolic and gut health in young children,  Department of Health WA,  Telethon - New Children's Hospital Research Fund,  2016 - 2018,  $216,907.
  • Food and Nutrition Postgraduate Scholarship ,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Scholarship,  2016 - 2018,  $14,882.
  • Transformational games: A way to engage adolescents in nutrition education? ,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Health Promotion Research - Exploratory Research Grants,  2016 - 2018,  $56,634.
  • Effects of Dairy-Derived Nutritional Supplementation Combined with Physical Activity on Health and Physical Function in 40 - 60 Year-Old Women,  Fonterra Cooperative Ltd,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $729,998.
  • Fostering positive body image among young children: Development and evaluation of an online professional development resource for early childhood educators ,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2014 - 2017,  $112,844.
  • Charitable food sector steps up to improve food literacy of recipients of emergency food relief. ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Capability Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 1,  2016 - 2017,  $7,000.
  • Regular fat versus low fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of adiposity and cardiometabolic outcomes in young children,  Telethon Kids Institute,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $20,179.
  • A Cross-Sectional Study to Measure and Describe the Association between Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Food Security Determinants of children (9-13 years) Living in Regional and Remote Western Australia,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2015 - 2017,  $75,614.
  • Regular vs. reduced fat dairy: a pilot study of effects on cardiometabolic and gut health in children,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016,  $10,000.
  • SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $28,216.
  • Integrating student engagement and best practice pedagogy relevant to Year 7-8 students in a nutrition education (life skills) context: A conceptual framework approach.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2015 - 2016,  $58,816.
  • 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

  • Solah, V., Meng, X., Kerr, D., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Prince, R., Binns, C., (2016), Effects of whole grain food consumption in older Australian women. Cereal Foods World, 61(2), 51-58, DOI: 10.1094/CFW-61-2-0051.
  • Genoni, A., Lyons-Wall, P., Lo, J., Devine, A., (2016), Cardiovascular, metabolic effects and dietary composition of ad-libitum paleolithic vs. Australian guide to healthy eating diets: A 4-week randomised trial. Nutrients, 8(5), Article no. 314, DOI: 10.3390/nu8050314.
  • Genoni, A., Lo, J., Lyons-Wall, P., Devine, A., (2016), Compliance, palatability and feasibility of paleolithic and Australian guide to healthy eating diets in healthy women: A 4-week dietary intervention. Nutrients, 8(8), Article no. 481, DOI: 10.3390/nu8080481.
  • Wallace, R., Devine, A., (2016), Tailored nutrition education in the elderly can lead to sustained dietary behaviour change. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 20(1), 8-15, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-015-0529-5.
  • Myers, G., Prince, RL., Kerr, DA., Devine, A., Woodman, RJ., Lewis, JR., Hodgson, JM., (2015), Tea and flavonoid intake predict osteoporotic fracture risk in elderly Australian women: A prospective study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(4), 958-965, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.115.109892.
  • Zhu, K., Kerr, DA., Meng, X., Devine, A., Solah, V., Binns, C., Prince, RL., (2015), Two-year whey protein supplementation did not enhance muscle mass and physical function in well-nourished healthy older postmenopausal women. The Journal of Nutrition, 145(11),  2520-2526, DOI: 10.3945/?jn.115.218297.
  • Lim, W., Wong, G., Lim, E., Byrnes, E., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Pavlos, N., Prince, R., Lewis, J., (2015), Circulating Lipocalin 2 Levels Predict Fracture-Related Hospitalizations in Elderly Women: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 30(11), 2078-2085, Hoboken, USA, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2546.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., Lim, W., Zhu, K., Devine, A., Thompson, P., Lewis, J., (2015), Dietary saturated fat intake and atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality in elderly women: a prospective cohort study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101(6), 1263-1268, Bethesda, USA, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.102392.
  • Ooi, E., Adams, L., Zhu, K., Lewis, J., Kerr, D., Meng, X., Solah, V., Devine, A., Binns, C., Prince, R., (2015), Consumption of a whey protein-enriched diet may prevent hepatic steatosis associated with weight gain in elderly women. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 25(4), 388-395, Oxford, UK, DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2014.11.005.
  • Callan, A., Devine, A., Qi, L., Ng, J., Hinwood, A., (2015), Investigation of the relationship between low environmental exposure to metals and bone mineral density, bone resorption and renal function. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 218(5), 444-451, Muenchen, Germany, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.010.
  • Porter, J., Devine, A., O'Sullivan, T., (2015), Evaluation of a Nutrition Care Process implementation package in hospital dietetic departments. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(3), 213-221, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12176.
  • Porter, J., Devine, A., Vivanti, A., Ferguson, M., O'Sullivan, T., (2015), Development of a Nutrition Care Process implementation package for hospital dietetic departments. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(3), 205-212, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12169.
  • 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.
  • Callan, A., Hinwood, A., Devine, A., (2014), Metals in commonly eaten groceries in Western Australia ? a market basket survey and dietary assessment. Food Additives and Contaminants Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 31(12), 1968-1981, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2014.973457.
  • 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.
  • 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, 17(12), 2687-2691, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, DOI: 10.1017/S136898001300311X.
  • 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 , 107(11), 1664-1672, 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.

Conference Publications

  • Sambell, R., Devine, A., Lo, J., (2014), Does the food group provision in early years' education and care settings in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, meet national dietary requirements; and how can Home Economics support this?. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 21(30 Sep - 2 Oct 2014), 20-27.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Supporting Nutrition For Australian Childcare (snac): The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Online Nutrition Education Intervention
  • Master of Public Health,  Doncp: Incorporating The Nutrition Care Process Into Hospital Dietetic Practice Using An Evidence Based Implementation Package

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies),  Evaluation Of A Modified Food Frequency Questionnaire To Measure Lignans In Australian Men And Women
  • Vitamin D, Neuromuscular Control And Falling Episodes In Australian Postmenopausal Women
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Mixed Methods Obesity Prevention Intervention For Australian Children Aged 6-12 Years: Influence Of Parent Misperceptions About Food And Exercise On The Efficacy Of Educational Obesity Simulations.
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