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Associate Professor Philippa Lyons-Wall

Associate Professor Nutrition & Dietetics

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5676, Mobile: 0448 264 864, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.231
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5676
Mobile: 0448 264 864
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.231  


Philippa is the Associate Professor Nutrition and Dietetics within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, 1992.


Recent Research Grants

  • Regular fat versus reduced fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of effects on cardiometabolic and gut health in young children,  Department of Health WA,  WA Child Research Fund,  2016 - 2018,  $216,907.
  • Validation of a modified dietary questionnaire for use in Alzheimer’s disease research,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $9,997.
  • Food and Nutrition Postgraduate Scholarship ,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Scholarship,  2016 - 2018,  $18,382.
  • 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.
  • Research protocol for exercise and nutrition intervention for patients with psoriasis,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $160,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Le, TT., Shafaei Darestani, A., Genoni, A., Christophersen, C., Devine, A., Lo, J., Lyons-Wall, P., Boyce, M., (2019), Development and validation of a simple LC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous quantitative determination of trimethylamine-N-oxide and branched chain amino acids in human serum. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 411(5), 1019–1028, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-018-1522-8.
  • Genoni, A., Christophersen, C., Lo, J., Coghlan, M., Boyce, M., Bird, A., Lyons-Wall, P., Devine, A., (2019), Long‑term Paleolithic diet is associated with lower resistant starch intake, different gut microbiota composition and increased serum TMAO concentrations. European Journal of Nutrition, epub ahead of Print(July 2019), 14p., DOI: 10.1007/s00394-019-02036-y.
  • Jeffery, E., Lee, YC., Newton, R., Lyons-Wall, P., McVeigh, J., Nowak, A., Cheah, HM., Nguyen, B., Fitzgerald, D., Creaney, J., Straker, L., McIntyre, C., (2019), Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, epub ahead of Print(March 2019), 10p., DOI: 10.1038/s41430-019-0418-9.
  • Connolly, E., Reinkowsky, M., Giglia, R., Sexton, B., Lyons-Wall, P., Lo, J., O'Sullivan, T., (2019), Education on antenatal colostrum expression and the Baby Friendly Health Initiative in an Australian hospital: An audit of birth and breastfeeding outcomes. Breastfeeding Review, 27(1), 21-30.
  • Genoni, A., Lo, J., Lyons-Wall, P., Boyce, M., Christophersen, C., Bird, A., Devine, A., (2019), A Paleolithic diet lowers resistant starch intake but does not affect serum trimethylamine-N-oxide concentrations in healthy women. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, In Press(Nov 2018), 14p., United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S000711451800329X.
  • Rees, J., Bobridge, K., Cash, C., Lyons-Wall, P., Allan, R., Coombes, J., (2018), Delayed postoperative diet is associated with a greater incidence of prolonged postoperative ileus and longer stay in hospital for patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Nutrition and Dietetics, 75(1), 24-29, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12369.
  • Ridge, A., Devine, A., Lyons-Wall, P., Conlon, J., Lo, J., (2018), The impact of whey protein supplementation in older adults on nutrient intakes and satiety over an 11-week exercise intervention. Food Quality and Preference, 68(Sept 2018), 72-79, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2018.01.013.
  • Rahmawaty, S., Charlton, K., Lyons-Wall, P., Meyer, B., (2017), Development and validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake in Australian children aged 9-13 years. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 30(4), 429-438, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12439.
  • 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, MDPI AG, 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, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu8080481.
  • O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, A., Bremer, H., Seares, M., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Lyons-Wall, P., Devine, A., Oddy, W., (2015), Dairy product consumption, dietary nutrient and energy density and associations with obesity in Australian adolescents. J Hum Nutr Diet, 28(5), 452-464, New Jersey, USA, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12264.
  • Charlton, K., Batterham, M., Langford, K., Lateo, J., Brock, E., Walton, K., Lyons-Wall, P., Eisenhauer, K., Green, N., McLean, C., (2015), Lean body mass associated with upper body strength in healthy older adults while higher body fat limits lower extremity performance and endurance. Nutrients, 7(9), 7126-7142, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/nu7095327.
  • Rollo, ME., Ash, S., Lyons-Wall, P., Russell, AW., (2015), Evaluation of a mobile phone image-based dietary assessment method in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nutrients, 7(6), 4897-4910, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu7064897.
  • Rahmawaty, S., Lyons-Wall, P., Charlton, K., Batterham, M., Meyer, B., (2014), Effect of replacing bread, egg, milk, and yogurt with equivalent w-3 enriched foods on w-3 LCPUFA intake of Australian children. Nutrition, 30(11-Dec), 1337-1343, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.03.020.
  • Rahmawaty, S., Lyons-Wall, P., Batterham, M., Charlton, K., Meyer, BJ., (2014), Food patterns of Australian children ages 9 to 13 y in relation to ω-3 long chain polyunsaturated intake. Nutrition, 30(2), 169-176, New York, USA, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.07.014.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Use of complementary therapies in menopausal women
  • Work based rsearch project on nutrition behaviours in English speaking non-Japanese women in Tokyo
  • Glycemic index, insulin resistance and body composition
  • Effect of isoflavones on metabolism of steroind hormones
  • Phytoestrogens and markers of bone health

Co-principal Supervisor


Associate Supervisor

  • Metabolism of boron and interaction with steroind hormones and plasma lipids
  • Nutritional status of women on methadone maintainance in South Western Sydney
  • Dietary fatty acids, gender and plasma lipids in humans
  • Phytoestrogen intake and markers of breast cancer progrssion
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