Dr Kacie Dickinson


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E:103.3)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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

Honours, awards and grants

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

Research expertise
Body image
Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Chronic condition self-management
Clinical sciences
Digital health
Food sciences
Food studies
Medical physiology
Nutrition and dietetics
Other medical and health sciences
Public health and health services
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.

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
NUTD3101 Fundamentals in Nutritional Epidemiology
NUTD2101 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
NUTD9230 Research Methods and Skills in Evidence Based Practice
NUTD4102 Research Methods and Skills in Evidence Based Practice
Topic lecturer
NUTD3104 Communication and Nutritional Counselling
NUTD4106 Independent Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics
NUTD3104 The Nutrition Care Process
NUTD9161 Communication and Nutritional Counselling
NUTD9145 Independent Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics
Supervisory interests
Blood pressure
Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular physiology
Cardiovascular risk
Chronic disease
Clinical nutrition
Diet methodology
Dietary analysis
Dietary recommendations
Dietitians/nutritionists, training
Eating behaviour
Food craving
Food preferences
Food, health and social media
Health psychology
Nutrition and dietetics
Nutrition epidemiology
Social media, multimedia and health communication
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Diet intervention and behaviour change (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Jessica Kruger

The Australian Federation of University Women – SA Inc. Trust - Diamond Jubilee Bursary - SEP 2015

Savannah Maxwell

American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award 2018 EPI Lifestyle Sessions - MAR 2018

Expert for media contact
Cardiovascular system
Heart/Heart disease
Nutrition research
Sodium intake
Available for contact via
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Epidemiology
  • Food
  • Heart/Heart disease
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition research
  • Sodium intake
Further information

2019 Conference Presentations:

International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4-7 June, Prague

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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