Therese is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health within the School of Medical 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
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.
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,
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,
2011 - 2014, $102,654.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Nyaradi, A., Li, J., Foster, J., Hickling, S., Jacques, A., O'Sullivan, T., Oddy, W., (2016), Good-quality diet in the early years may have a positive effect on academic achievement. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health, 105(5), e209-e218, West Sussex, UK, DOI: 10.1111/apa.13324.
Vivanti, A., Ferguson, M., Porter, J., O'Sullivan, T., Hulcombe, J., (2015), Increased familiarity, knowledge and confidence with Nutrition Care Process Terminology following implementation across a statewide health-care system. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(3), 222-231, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12199.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 27(4), 217-224, DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2012.36.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Public Health, Doncp: Incorporating The Nutrition Care Process Into Hospital Dietetic Practice Using An Evidence Based Implementation Package