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Professor Amanda Devine


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5527, Mobile: 0416 114 810, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO31.468
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5527
Mobile: 0416 114 810
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5384
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.468  


Amanda is the Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Amanda is the program coordinator for Nutrition and supervises postgraduate students in a range of nutrition research areas that extend from regional and remote nutrition and food security, and how patterns of eating impact gut health across the life course, chronic disease and clinical nutrition; food literacy and food and nutrition education. To extend the reach and impact of these research areas, with others Amanda has produced two cookbooks and developed four websites to implement and translate public health and educational projects.

Current Teaching

  • NUT2210 and NUT2220


Amanda Devine, has 25 years’ experience in research at UWA and ECU. As a Professor of Public Health Nutrition at ECU she has worked on 60 nutrition-related research projects with total funding worth over $4.2m where research into practice is a priority. She was Chair of Nutrition Australia WA Division for a decade; has been on the WA Food Science & Technology, School Curriculum and Standards Authority Committee for 10 years and actively researches in nutrition education from the early years to Year 12. She is committed to training our educators using innovative, relevant research informed information delivered through websites.

Amanda is currently a Co-Lead for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Progam at ECU and is passionate about food literacy and investigating the role of nutrition on health and vitality. She is eager to share knowledge of how to nurture mind and body through food variety and optimise wellness and reduce chronic disease..

Professional Associations

  • Nutrition Australia 1994-current
  • Associate Member of Dietetic Association 2003-current
  • Nutrition Society of Australia 2007-current
  • Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2014-2015
  • World Public Health Nutrition Association 2014-current

Research Areas and Interests

Strategic areas of research focus:

  • Nutrition Education;
  • Food Literacy;
  • Gut Health; Chronic Disease and Clinical Nutrition; and
  • Food Security.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1999.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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,  2013 - 2021,  $982,895.
  • Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities: Pathways for regeneration from farm to fork,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme – 2017 Round 2,  2018 - 2019,  $10,000.
  • What motivates and supports primary school teachers to teach nutrition?,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2016 - 2019,  $111,111.
  • An exploratory study to determine if exercise can impact the gut microbiota composition of men receiving androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2018,  $98,875.
  • Food and Nutrition Postgraduate Scholarship ,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Scholarship,  2016 - 2018,  $18,382.
  • Monash University collaboration,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Collaboration Travel Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2018,  $9,975.
  • Bringing the nation together: Australia’s Charitable Food Sector Forum,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $9,800.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Social connectedness and healthy lifestyle support - What do regional communities want and do they use it?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Development Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $196,744.
  • Evaluation of Foodbank WA s School Breakfast and Food Nutrition Program (01/2015FBWA),  Foodbank,  Grant,  2015 - 2018,  $345,288.
  • 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 - 2018,  $112,844.
  • 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.
  • 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 fat versus low fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of adiposity and cardiometabolic outcomes in young children,  Telethon Kids Institute,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $40,358.
  • Charitable food sector steps up to improve food literacy of recipients of emergency food relief. ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 1,  2016 - 2017,  $7,000.
  • 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 - 2017,  $58,816.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Deering, K., Callan, A., Prince, R., Lim, W., Thompson, P., Lewis, J., Hinwood, A., Devine, A., (2018), Low-level cadmium exposure and cardiovascular outcomes in elderly Australian women: A cohort study. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, in press(in press), in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.12.007.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Lim, W., Wong, G., Zhu, K., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Prince, R., (2017), Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women. Nutrients, 9(5), Article number 511, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu9050511.
  • Wallace, R., Costello, L., Devine, A., (2017), Over-provision of discretionary foods at childcare dilutes the nutritional quality of diets for children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 447, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12658.
  • Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Prince, R., Ivey, K., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Lundberg, J., Croft, K., Thompson, P., Hodgson, J., (2017), Association of vegetable nitrate intake with Carotid Atherosclerosis and Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease in older women. Stroke, 48(7), 1724-1729, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016844.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Croft, K., Lim, W., Wong, G., Beilin, L., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2017), Association of dietary nitrate with atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality: a prospective cohort study of older adult women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(1), 207-216, Maryland, USA, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.116.146761.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Prevalence and socio-demographic predictors of food insecurity among regional and remote Western Australian children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(6), 585-590, Richmond, Victoria, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12716.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Prince, R., Ward, N., Croft, K., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Shinde, S., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, C., (2017), Development of a reference database for assessing dietary nitrate in vegetables. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 61(8), Article no. 1600982, Weinheim, Germany, Wiley - VCH Verlag, DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201600982.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Which Food Security Determinants Predict Adequate Vegetable Consumption among Rural Western Australian Children?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1), article no.40, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14010040.
  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), What are the determinants of food security among regional and remote Western Australian children?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 172-177, Public Health Association of Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12636.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Are regional and remote Western Australian children eating for good health? An investigation into fruit and vegetable consumption. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, article in press(article in press), 5p., West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1071/HE16090.
  • Wallace, R., Devine, A., Costello, L., (2017), Determining educator's need to support healthy eating environments in early childhood settings. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 42(2), 20-28, Deakin, ACT, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.42.2.03.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Lim, W., Woodman, R., Beilin, L., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2017), Cruciferous and allium vegetable intakes are inversely associated with 15-year Atherosclerotic Vascular disease deaths in older adult women. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(10), Article number e006558, United States, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006558.
  • Wallace, R., Lo, J., 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, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-016-0669-2.
  • 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.
  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2016), Which ecological determinants influence Australian children's fruit and vegetable consumption?. Health Promotion International, 2016(19 August), 10p., DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daw063.
  • 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, American Association of Cereal Chemists, 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, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu8050314.
  • 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, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/jn.115.218297.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2014.11.005.
  • 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, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.102392.
  • 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, John Wiley and Sons Inc., DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2546.
  • Myers, G., Prince, RL., Kerr, DA., Devine, A., Woodman, RJ., Lewis, J., 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, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.115.109892.
  • 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, Urban und Fischer Verlag Jena, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.010.
  • 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, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, 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., (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.
  • 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, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12176.
  • 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, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2014.973457.
  • Martin, K., Rosenberg, M., Pratt, I., Miller, M., McCormack, G., Giles-Corti, B., Magarey, A., Bull, F., Devine, A., (2014), 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, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S136898001300311X.
  • 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, Editions S E R D I, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0382-8.

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, Home Economics Institute of Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health,  Development Of The Meal Framework: A Multiliteracies Approach To Engaging Adolescents In Nutrition Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Developing And Evaluating Online Education For Dietitians To Enhance Learning Of The Nutrition Care Process (ncp)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Supporting Nutrition For Australian Childcare (snac): The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Online Nutrition Education Intervention
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Food Insecurity And Fruit And Vegetable Consumption Among Regional And Remote Western Australian Children: Determinants, Prevalence And Predictors
  • 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.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design, Implementation And Evaluation Of The Impact Of A Body Image Professional Development Program For Early Childhood Educators
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