Position

Associate Lecturer
Nutrition and Dietetics

Biography

Kacie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Early Career Researcher in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University. She completed her research training at CSIRO and the University of Adelaide examining the effects of excess sodium intake on biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. She joined Flinders University in 2014 and makes wide-ranging contributions to teaching, research and administration related to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Nutrition and Dietietics. Alongside her research training, Kacie also has 8 years experience working as a Dietitian in community and clinical settings mainly with adults with chronic disease.

Qualifications

PhD (2014) - University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (2008) - Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2014

Nutrition Society of Australia Early Career Research Award 2012

Teaching interests

My main teaching acitvities align closely with my research in the areas of nutrition epidemiology and nutritional physiology across the lifespan. I also teach nutrition counselling and clinical practice in the Bachelor and Master of Dietetics programs. I have interests in developing and utlising innovative and online teaching and learning methods.

Topic Coordinator:

  • NUTD1101  The Australian Table - An Introduction to Food and Food Culture
  • NUTD2101  Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
  • NUTD3101  Fundamentals in Nutritional Epidemiology

Topic Lecturer:

  • NUTD3104  Communication and Nutritional Counselling
  • NUTD3104  The Nutrition Care Process
  • NUTD4050  Research Methods and Skills in Evidence Based Nutrition Practice
  • NUTD4106  Independent Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics

Research expertise

  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Digital health
  • Food studies
  • Medical physiology
  • Nutrition and dietetics

Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of the nutrition and food intake for the prevention and management of chronic disease. This research is conducted in the clinical and community setting.

Supervisory interests

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dietetics
  • Food preferences
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and dietetics

Publications

  • Kruger, J., McDowall, K.L. and Dickinson, K.M. (2015). Efficacy of lifestyle and surgical interventions for overweight and obesity in adult liver transplant recipients. In 32nd DAA National Conference. 32nd DAA National Conference. Perth, WA. May 2015, pp. 15-15.
  • Miller, J., Wray, A., Slattery, A., Dickinson, K., Yaxley, A., Matwiejczyk, L., et al. (2015). A novel student-led clinic using a staged approach to the NCP to enhance placement-readiness. Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference. Perth, Australia. May 2015.
  • Wymond, B., Riley, M.D. and Dickinson, K.M. (2015). Alcoholic beverage intake in Australia: Implications for obesity. In 32nd DAA National Conference. 32nd DAA National Conference. Perth, WA. May 2015, pp. 26-26.
  • Yaxley, A., Chan, L., Dickinson, K., Thomas, J., Jackson, K., Miller, J., et al. (2015). Masking of vitamin B12 deficiency in older Australians: has folic acid fortification increased the risk? Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference. Perth, Australia. May 2015.
  • Dickinson, K., Delaney, C., Spark, J. and Miller, M. (2014). Dietary intake of adults with intermittent claudication: A missed opportunity for delaying progression of peripheral artery disease? Australia: DAA. The Dietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference. Brisbane Queensland. May 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Willoughby, S., Schultz, C., Sanders, P., Clifton, P. and Keogh, J. (2013). Impact of obesity and artrial fibrillation on arterial stiffness. Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, pp. A168.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Dietary salt increases serum sodium but does not influence post-prandial nitrate/nitrite concentrations in healthy adults. In Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Australia. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Wollongong, NSW. Nov 2012.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Effects of a high salt meal on postprandial sodium and nitric oxide concentration. In Australian Society of Medical Research SA Branch. Australian Society for Medical Research. Australian Society of Medical Research SA Branch. Adelaide, SA. Jun 2012.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Effects of modest salt reduction on vascular function and blood pressure in overweight and obese adults. In Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Wollongong, NSW: Australasian Medical Journal. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Wollongong, NSW. Nov 2012, pp. 662-662.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Non-invasive vascular function assessment - a comparison of methods in health and obese adults. In American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Sessions. Washington DC, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Sessions. Washington DC, USA. Sep 2012, pp. A146-A146.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Postprandial sodium and nitric oxide in response to a high salt meal. In 24th Meeting International society of Hypertension. Sydney, NSW: Journal of Hypertension. International Society of Hypertension Meeting. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2012, pp. e303-e304.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). Postprandial sodium and nitric oxide in response to a high salt meal. In The 34th Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Barcelona, Spain: Nestle Nutritional Institute. The 34th Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Barcelona, Spain. Sep 2012.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2012). The Effects of Modest Dietary Salt Reduction on Vascular Function and Blood Pressure in Overweight and Obese Adults. In American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Sessions. American Journal of Hypertension: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Sessions. Washington DC, USA. Sep 2012, pp. A140-A140.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). A pilot study of modest salt reduction in obesity - effects on vascular function. In Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference (ANZOS) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice: Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference. Adelaide, SA. Oct 2011, pp. 65-66.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). Effects of a High Salt Meal on Post-Prandial Serum Sodium Concentration. In Nutrition Society of Australia and New Zealand Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Queenstown, NZ: Australasian Medical Journal. Nutrition Society of Australia and New Zealand Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Queenstown, NZ. Nov 2011, pp. 759-759.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). The effects of a high salt meal on post-prandial sodium concentration and arterial stiffness. In Australian Atherosclerosis Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Blackwell Science Asia. Australian Atherosclerosis Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, SA. Oct 2011.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). Long term effects of modest salt reduction on vascular function in overweight and obese subjects. In Nutrition Society of Australia and New Zealand Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Queenstown, NZ: Australasian Medical Journal. Nutrition Society of Australia and New Zealand Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Queenstown, NZ. Nov 2011, pp. 811-811.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2010). The effects of a high salt meal on flow mediated dilation. In Australian Atherosclerosis Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Blackwell Science Asia. Australian Atherosclerosis Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Cairns, QLD. Oct 2010.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2010). The effects of a high salt meal on flow-mediated dilation. In Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Australia. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Perth, WA. Nov 2010, pp. 903-903.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J. and Clifton, P. (2009). Salt Intake and Flow-mediated Dilatation. European Congress on Obesity.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2009). Salt Intake and Flow Mediated Dilation. In Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference (ANZOS) Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Oct 2009.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2009). Salt Intake and Flow Mediated Dilation. In Australian Society for Medical Research Annual Scientific Meeting (SA Branch) Australian Society for Medical Research. Australian Society for Medical Research Annual Scientific Meeting (SA Branch) Adelaide, SA. Jun 2009.
  • Dickinson, K.M. (2008). Effects of a reduction in salt intake on flow-mediated dilatation. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical NutritionNutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, pp. S89.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Chan, L.T., Moores, C.J., Thomas, J.M., Yaxley, A., Jackson, K.A., et al. (2016). Sources of sodium at meal and non-meal time eating occasions in adults: Secondary analysis of Australian Health Survey data. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 4 pp. 25.
    [10.1016/j.jnim.2015.12.243] [10.1016/j.jnim.2015.12.243]
  • Kelly, J., Khalesi, S., Dickinson, K.M., Hines, S., Coombes, J. and Todd, A. (2014). The effect of dietary sodium modification on blood pressure in studies of subjects with systolic blood pressure less than 140mmHg: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(8) pp. 20-26.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1663] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, J., Chan, L., Wray, A., Miller, J., Mehta, K., Yaxley, A., et al. (2017). Does the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors or established disease influence the dietary intake of affected adults and their children residing in the same household? A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 17(146)
  • Miller, J., Chan, L.L.H., Mehta, K.P., Roberts, R.J.G., Dickinson, K.M., Yaxley, A., et al. (2016). Dietary intake of working women with children does not appear to be influenced by hours of employment: A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) Appetite, 105 pp. 106-113.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [Scopus]
  • Wymond, B., Dickinson, K.M. and Riley, M.D. (2016). Alcoholic beverage intake throughout the week and contribution to dietary energy intake in Australian adults. Public Health Nutrition,
    [10.1017/S136898001600063X] [10.1017/S136898001600063X] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Delaney, C., Allan, R., Spark, J. and Miller, M. (2015). Validation of a brief dietary assessment tool for estimating dietary EPA and DHA intake in Australian adults at risk of cardiovascular disease. Journal of the American College of Nutrition,
    [10.1080/07315724.2014.962191]
  • Delaney, C.L., Miller, M.D., Dickinson, K.M. and Spark, J.I. (2014). Change in dietary intake of adults with intermittent claudication undergoing a supervised exercise program and compared to matched controls. Nutrition Journal, 13(Article: 100)
    [10.1186/1475-2891-13-100] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2014). A reduction of 3 g/day from a usual 9 g/day salt diet improves endothelial function and decreases endothelin-1 in a randomised cross-over study in normotensive overweight and obese subjects. Atherosclerosis, 233(1) pp. 32-38.
    [10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.11.078] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M., Burrell, L.M., Barrett, H.R. and Keogh, J.B. (2014). Postprandial effects of a high salt meal on serum sodium, arterial stiffness, markers of nitric oxide production and markers of endothelial function. Atherosclerosis, 232(1) pp. 211-216.
    [10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.10.032] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). Endothelial function is impaired after a high-salt meal in healthy subjects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(3) pp. 500-505.
    [10.3945/ajcn.110.006155] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2009). Effects of a low-salt diet on flow-mediated dilatation in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89(2) pp. 485-490.
    [10.3945/ajcn.2008.26856] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, J., Chan, L., Wray, A., Miller, J., Mehta, K., Yaxley, A., et al. (2017). Does the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors or established disease influence the dietary intake of affected adults and their children residing in the same household? A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 17(146)
  • Miller, J., Chan, L.L.H., Mehta, K.P., Roberts, R.J.G., Dickinson, K.M., Yaxley, A., et al. (2016). Dietary intake of working women with children does not appear to be influenced by hours of employment: A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) Appetite, 105 pp. 106-113.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [Scopus]
  • Wymond, B., Dickinson, K.M. and Riley, M.D. (2016). Alcoholic beverage intake throughout the week and contribution to dietary energy intake in Australian adults. Public Health Nutrition,
    [10.1017/S136898001600063X] [10.1017/S136898001600063X] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Delaney, C., Allan, R., Spark, J. and Miller, M. (2015). Validation of a brief dietary assessment tool for estimating dietary EPA and DHA intake in Australian adults at risk of cardiovascular disease. Journal of the American College of Nutrition,
    [10.1080/07315724.2014.962191]
  • Delaney, C.L., Miller, M.D., Dickinson, K.M. and Spark, J.I. (2014). Change in dietary intake of adults with intermittent claudication undergoing a supervised exercise program and compared to matched controls. Nutrition Journal, 13(Article: 100)
    [10.1186/1475-2891-13-100] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M., Burrell, L.M., Barrett, H.R. and Keogh, J.B. (2014). Postprandial effects of a high salt meal on serum sodium, arterial stiffness, markers of nitric oxide production and markers of endothelial function. Atherosclerosis, 232(1) pp. 211-216.
    [10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.10.032] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2014). A reduction of 3 g/day from a usual 9 g/day salt diet improves endothelial function and decreases endothelin-1 in a randomised cross-over study in normotensive overweight and obese subjects. Atherosclerosis, 233(1) pp. 32-38.
    [10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.11.078] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Clifton, P.M. and Keogh, J.B. (2011). Endothelial function is impaired after a high-salt meal in healthy subjects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(3) pp. 500-505.
    [10.3945/ajcn.110.006155] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Keogh, J.B. and Clifton, P.M. (2009). Effects of a low-salt diet on flow-mediated dilatation in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89(2) pp. 485-490.
    [10.3945/ajcn.2008.26856] [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Chan, L.T., Moores, C.J., Thomas, J.M., Yaxley, A., Jackson, K.A., et al. (2016). Sources of sodium at meal and non-meal time eating occasions in adults: Secondary analysis of Australian Health Survey data. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 4 pp. 25.
    [10.1016/j.jnim.2015.12.243] [10.1016/j.jnim.2015.12.243]

Professional and community engagement

Member Engagement Officer - Dietitians Association of Australia Engagement and Development Committe (SA)

Executive Member - Nutrition Society of Australia (SA Branch)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Epidemiology
  • Food
  • Heart/Heart disease
  • Nutrition

Interests

  • Nutrition research
  • Sodium intake

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 72218850
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Location: Flinders Medical Centre (7E:103.3)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

2017 Presentations and Meetings:

Australian Academy of Science EMCR Think Tank Delegate "Rethinking Food and Nutrition Science" 26-28 July, Perth

Recent Media contributions:

"Australians eating a lot more salt than we realise" SBS Food 17 May 2017

"Health Check: How much sugar is it okay to eat?" The Conversation 13 June 2016

"Health Check: How much salt is it okay to eat?" The Conversation 23 May 2016

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