Dr Alison Yaxley

Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E:105.4)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Alison is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an academic in Nutrition and Dietetics with experience in a range of practice areas. Her teaching interests are broad covering a range of topics from general nutrition to food service, with particular interest in all things food. Alison's PhD was awarded for research conducted in the area of unintentional weight loss in older adults, which remains one of her research interests. Alison is also a licensed Clinical Bone Densitometrist who conducts research scans for a number of research trials within the university.

Qualifications

2006 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

2007 Bachelor of Science (Honours) First Class

2014 Doctor of Philosophy

Accredited Practising Dietitian (full)

Honours, awards and grants

2013 New Researcher Award, Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference
2008 Flinders University Department of Rehabilitation & Aged Care Private Scholarship
2008 Flinders University Research Scholarship
2007 Chancellor's Commendation for outstanding academic achievement
2006 Flinders University Department of Rehabilitation & Aged Care Honours Scholarship
2002 Commendation from Dean of Medicine for outstanding academic achievement
2001 Chancellor's Commendation for outstanding academic achievement
2001 Entrance to Golden Key Honours Society

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Research expertise
Nutrition and dietetics
Research interests
  • Body composition with a particular interest in the effects of changes in body composition with ageing
  • Nutritional health of older adults
  • Healthy ageing
  • Role of inflammation in nutritional health
Teaching interests
  • The Food System
  • General Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Research Skills
Topic coordinator
NUTD9222 Food Service: Theory and Practice
NUTD9167 Food Service and Professional Practice
NUTD3109 Food Service and Professional Practice
Supervisory interests
General nutrition in health
Health and wellbeing, body compositional changes and impact
Healthy Ageing
Inflammation and nutritional status
Nutritional health of older adults
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Medicine (1), Nutrition and Dietetics (1)
Publications

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