Dr Foorough Kavian

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Registry (S217)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Foorough is a researcher and a tutor at Flinders University. In 2008 Foorough was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to do her PhD on “Australian infants 4-8 months feeding patterns and associated factors” at Flinders University in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Foorough’s research interest is on early childhood growth and nutrition, childhood obesity prevention, nutrition epidemiology, dietary assessment methodology, prevention of chronic disease in particular closing the gap in health inequalities in ethnic groups and informing the policies and programs that promote health and wellbeing of migrants communities by applying the social determinants of health model.

In late 2014, Foorough and a group of public health nutrition researchers from Flinders University awarded the Faculty of Health Sciences seeding grant to work on the food acculturation experiences of Iranian women. Since 2015, Foorough has engaged in the quantitative and qualitative components of a research project on food insecurity of Afghan refugee in South Austalia as a reseach fellow in collaboration with international researchers.

Research interests
  • Early childhood food, nutrition and growth pattern
  • Early feeding practices (breastfeeding, formula feeding, introduciton of solids)
  • Childhood obesity prevention, assessment and management
  • Migrants and refugee health and nutrition
  • Malnutrition screeding in hospitals
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Women health, nutrtion, lifestyle and obesity prevention
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