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Research interests

Nutrition, Diet, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, Doubly Labelled Water, Deuterium Dilution Technique, Clinical Trials, Chronic diseases, 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 the nutritional management of chronic diseases including obesity. Some of her research skills include clinical trials management, DXA, indirect calorimetry, bioelectrical impedance and sample analysis using analytical laboratory instruments. Kay also has skills and professional networks in the use of stable isotopes for the measurement of body composition (using deuterium dilution) and energy expenditure (using the doubly labelled water) in humans.

 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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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