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I am a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow (2020-2024) at Monash University, Melbourne. I am responsible for the strategic development and leadership of the Critical Care Nutrition Program at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC). After 10 years in critical care nutrition research, 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 energy requirements across the hospitalisation period, 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, Melbourne where I have worked for 14 years.
My leadership capabilities have been recognised in 2012 when I was one of 100 Australians to receive a prestigious Churchill Fellowship and in 2014 when I received a scholarship to complete the yearlong Advanced Leadership Program run by Women and Leadership Australia. I have international and national recognition as a critical care dietitian and have delivered over 40 invited presentations (including 11 internationally), authored 37 publications (including in the New England Journal of Medicine), served as an invited member on multiple conference organising committees and grant review panels and been the recipient of $6.4 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 (NCT03292237).
In 2019 I was named as a Finalist in the ‘Clinical Research’ category of the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within my PhD; as a Finalist for ‘Dietitian of the Year’; as a member of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Early Career Faculty; received a Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Advancing Women’s Success Grant and an Early Career Publication Prize.
I am passionate about contributing to the development of others from all disciplines and serve as the inaugural Chair of the Novice Investigator Group within the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group.
Further details about the Nutrition Program at the ANZIC-RC can be found at https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/anzicrc/research/anzic-rc-nutrition-program
A podcast of the presentation I gave at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting in London in December 2018 can be viewed at: https://icspodcast.libsyn.com/top-5-nutrition-studies-emma-ridley
Recent presentations I have delivered are:
“Nutrition in the post-ICU period”. Presented at the World Congress of Intensive Care, Melbourne, October 2019
The Critical Care Society of South Africa and the South African Parenteral and Enteral Critical Care National Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2019:
- “Nutrition in the post-ICU recovery phase”.
- “Energy requirements in ICU: why we are usually wrong!”
- “Best practice in nutrition research”
- “Is indirect calorimetry the answer?”
- “How to read a journal article"
“Nutrition in the recovery phase of illness”.Presented at Collaborative Clinical Trials in Intensive Care Medicine, Prato, Italy, May 2019
ANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care Conference, Singapore, April 2019
- “Dieticians in the ICU - Changing the Status Quo"
- “Energy requirements in ICU: Lessons from the TARGET trial”
Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting, London, UK. December 2018
- “Top 5 Studies in Nutrition”: http://icspodcast.libsyn.com/top-5-nutrition-studies-emma-ridley
- “The science behind energy estimations during critical illness
“Why our energy estimates are wrong most of the time: Lessons from indirect calorimetry”. Presented at the “Calculating Nutritional Requirements for Acute Care Patients” workshop, 44th Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) ASM, Sydney, November 2018
“Intensive Nutrition in Critically Ill Adults- A pilot randomised trial”. Presented at the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) for Baxter Healthcare Corporation (US), Madrid, Spain, September 2018
Recent podcasts I have been on:
Senior Dietitian/Grade 4 Dietitian, Alfred HealthFeb 2018 → …
Weekend Dietitian, Alfred Health2014 → 2017
Senior Dietitian/Grade 4 Dietitian, Alfred Health2012 → 2014
Clinical Dietitian, Alfred Health2005 → 2012
Research area keywords
- intensive care
13/01/14 → 12/01/17
Ridley, E., Davies, A., Robins, E. & Fraser, J.
1/01/12 → 31/12/12
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment / Debate › Other › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › Other › peer-review
Obesity and Nutrition in Critical Illness: The role of nutrition in obese critically ill patients and an overview of the clinical guidelines for nutrition provision in this patient populationRidley, E., Chapman, M., Lambell, K. & Peake, S., 2019, ICU Management and Practice, 19, 3, p. 162-166 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article › Other
Predictive energy equations are inaccurate for determining energy expenditure in adult burn injury: a retrospective observational studyLeung, J., Ridley, E. J., Cleland, H., Ihle, J. F., Paul, E. & King, S. J., 1 May 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 5, p. 578-583 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
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