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Research interests

Nutrition, Diet, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, Doubly Labelled Water, Deuterium Dilution Technique, Clinical Trials, Indirect Calorimetry, Appetite and Satiety, Gastrointestinal Appetite Hormones

Biography

Kay works as a Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University. Kay began her professional career as a clinical dietitian in a major tertitary hospital before transitioning into research and academia.  

Kay completed her PhD in 2016. Her PhD entailed a series of clinical postprandial studies in children and adults investigating the effects of macronutrients on appetite responses and meal induced thermogenesis in obesity. Her main areas of interest are energy metabolism, body composition, gastrointestinal appetite hormones, appetite and satiety and understanding the causes of obesity. Some of the techniques accomplished during her PhD were DXA, indirect calorimetry, bioelectrical impedance and sample analysis using analytical laboratory instruments.  

A core focus of her position here at Monash University is working with an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer to analyse stable isotopes for the determination of body composition (using deuterium dilution) and energy expenditure (using the doubly labelled water) in humans.

 

 

Research area keywords

  • Nutrition, Diet, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, Doubly Labelled Water, Clinical Trials, Indirect Calorimetry, Appetite and Satiety, Gastrointestinal Appetite Hormones

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Research Output 2012 2019

Effect of Macronutrient Composition on Appetite Hormone Responses in Adolescents with Obesity

Nguo, K., Bonham, M. P., Truby, H., Manickam, E., Brown, J. & Huggins, C., 5 Feb 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 2, 14 p., 340.

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Effect of macronutrient composition on meal-induced thermogenesis in adolescents with obesity

Nguo, K., Huggins, C. E., Truby, H., Brown, J. & Bonham, M. P., Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 58, 6, p. 2327–2333 7 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Glycaemic response at night is improved after eating a high protein meal compared with a standard meal: A cross-over study

Davis, R., Bonham, M. P., Nguo, K. & Huggins, C. E., 27 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Nutrition. 7 p.

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Total energy expenditure measured using doubly labeled water compared with estimated energy requirements in older adults (≥65 y): analysis of primary data

Porter, J., Nguo, K., Collins, J., Kellow, N., Huggins, C., Gibson, S., Davidson, Z. E., Schoeller, D., Prentice, R. L., Neuhouser, M. L., Snetselaar, L. & Truby, H., Dec 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition. 110, 6, p. 1353–1361 9 p.

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Prizes

Australian Nutrition Trust Fund-Visiting Scientist Travelling Fellowship

Kay Nguo (Recipient), 8 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Kay Nguo (Recipient), 1 May 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Golden Key Asia-Pacific Alumni Professional Development Grant

Kay Nguo (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2002 2018

  • 4 Professional association or peak discipline body
  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 ​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Indu Waidyatilaka

Kay Nguo (Host)
Aug 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor types​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Nutrition Society of Australia Melbourne Group Committee Member

Kay Nguo (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Dietitian's Association of Australia

Kay Nguo (Member)
2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)

Kay Nguo (Member)
2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

Kay Nguo (Member)
2009

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body