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Nutrition and Dietetics PhD Unit Set


Nutrition and Dietetics research focuses on understanding the influence of food and nutrition on health, chronic disease risk and improved development and performance.

We have research strengths in nutrition education and food literacy, gut health, chronic disease and clinical nutrition, childhood nutrition, and dietary approaches to improve vascular health. We collaborate with a wide range of industry partners, including plant breeders, horticultural industries, food processors and food companies. This research has facilitated the development and commercial availability of commonly consumed foods and food ingredients with demonstrated health benefits. Our work in this field is internationally recognised; published in leading high impact journals; highly cited; and influential in the field. The research has been translated into policy and dietary guidelines in and outside Australia, and is widely used to promote healthy diets. Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisors, however, applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Nutrition Education and Food Literacy; Dietary approaches to vascular health Dietary approaches to gut health; Chronic Disease and Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition; Dietetic Practice including the Nutrition Care Process Life Course Nutrition.

Special entry requirements

It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online


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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Academic, Public Health Practitioner, Research Officer, Research Fellow, Public Health Nutrition, Dietitian, Public Health Practitioner, Health promotion Coordinator/Officer/Manager, Compliance Officer, Policy Officer, Lecturer, Research Liaison Officer

Possible future job titles

Public Health, Nutritionist, Dietitian, Health Promotion, Health Policy, Researcher, Lecturer, Executive Officer, Academic

This PhD Unit Set can be studied in the following courses

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