Emma Ridley


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I am currently a Senior Research Fellow and the Nutrition Program Manager at the ANZIC-RC (Monash University) where I am responsible for the development and leadership of the critical care nutrition research program. I completed my PhD in 2018 titled “Clinical and functional consequences of energy provided by nutrition in critically ill adults”. My research interests include understanding the optimum way to determine energy requirements in the critically ill, including the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, as well as the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes in ICU patients. I also continue to practice as a clinical dietitian in the ICU at The Alfred Hospital.
I am a high achiever and my emerging leadership capabilities were recognised when I was one of 100 Australians to receive a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 and I received a partial scholarship in 2014 for the Advanced Leadership Program run by Women and Leadership Australia. I have international and national recognition as a critical care dietitian and have delivered over 25 invited presentations, authored 31 publications, served on multiple conference organising committees and grant review panels and been the recipient of $6.3 million dollars of research funding with the various teams I work with, including a recent investigator initiated industry grant of $2.3 million as a CIA for follow up work which relates to my PhD.

External positions

Senior Dietitian/Grade 4 Dietitian, Alfred Health

Feb 2018 → …

Weekend Dietitian, Alfred Health


Senior Dietitian/Grade 4 Dietitian, Alfred Health


Clinical Dietitian, Alfred Health



  • Nutrition
  • intensive care
  • dietetics

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2010 2019

Cardiac Surgery and the Low Hanging Fruit of Perioperative Nutritional Interventions

Litton, E., Ridley, E. J. & Delaney, A., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 32, 3, p. 1254-1255 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Does Propofol Sedation Contribute to Overall Energy Provision in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Adults? A Retrospective Observational Study

Hastings, J., Ridley, E. J., Bianchet, O., Roodenburg, O., Levkovich, B., Scheinkestel, C., Pilcher, D. & Udy, A., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 42, 4, p. 748-757 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Energy-Dense versus Routine Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill

TARGET Investigators, for the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, 8 Nov 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 19, p. 1823-1834 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


2018 AMREP Early-Mid Career Best Paper Award

Emma Jean Ridley (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best new project presentation- honourable mention

Emma Jean Ridley (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Churchill Fellowship

Emma Jean Ridley (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

FNMHS Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emma Jean Ridley (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Post-graduate scholarship

Emma Jean Ridley (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships