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Christie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University. Her research investigates the impact of sleep in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and glucose tolerance. Christie is passionate about supporting women before and during pregnancy to enable optimal embryo development, pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Research area keywords

  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Gestational weight gain
  • Gestational diabetes

Projects 2020 2020

Research Output 2016 2019

Attenuation of maternal weight gain impacts infant birthweight: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Bennett, C. J., Walker, R. E., Blumfield, M. L., Ma, J., Wang, F., Wan, Y., Gwini, S. M. & Truby, H., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 10, 4, p. 387-405 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Dietary monounsaturated fat intake may be protective for sleep during pregnancy

Bennett, C., Cain, S. & Blumfield, M., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Evaluating Online Continuing Professional Development Regarding Weight Management for Pregnancy Using the New World Kirkpatrick Model

Walker, R., Bennett, C., Kumar, A., Adamski, M., Blumfield, M., Mazza, D. & Truby, H., 15 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 39, 3, p. 210-217 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Monounsaturated fat intake is associated with improved sleep quality in pregnancy

Bennett, C. J., Cain, S. W. & Blumfield, M. L., 1 Nov 2019, In : Midwifery. 78, p. 64-70 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Sleep disturbances in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome in an Australian National Cohort

Mo, L., Mansfield, D. R., Joham, A., Cain, S. W., Bennett, C., Blumfield, M., Teede, H. & Moran, L. J., Apr 2019, In : Clinical Endocrinology. 90, 4, p. 570-578 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review