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
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
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