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.
**During 2018 she will be undertaking an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto**
PhD (2014) - University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (2008) - Flinders University
Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2018
American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award 2018 EPI Lifestyle Scientific Sessions
High Blood Pressure Research Foundation Early Career Transition Grant 2018
Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2014
Nutrition Society of Australia Early Career Research Award 2012
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.
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.
The Australian Federation of University Women – SA Inc. Trust - Diamond Jubilee Bursary - SEP 2015
American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award 2018 EPI Lifestyle Sessions - MAR 2018
2019 Conference Presentations:
Recent Media contributions:
"We asked five experts: should I let my kids drink juice" The Conversation 12 March 2018
"If sugar is so bad for us, why is fruit okay?" The Conversation 7 March 2018
"Australians eating a lot more salt than we realise" SBS Food 17 May 2017
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