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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 5005
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.511  


Amanda is an Associate Professor within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

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


  • 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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