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The impact of time of day on metabolic responses to food intake


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Research Interests: A/Prof  Bonham is a registered nutritionist and has >20 years postdoctoral experience in nutrition science research. Her research is based at the Be Active Sleep eat (BASE) Facility at Notting Hill where Maxine has established a research agenda in nutrition and circadian biology initiating a structured research program examining the adverse health effects associated with sleep debt, poor dietary habits and misalignment of circadian rhythms in shift workers. She has been successfully in gaining grant income to support her work by the National Heart Foundation and more recently was awarded $1.43 million by the NHMRC to investigate novel weight loss strategies in nigh shift workers.  Maxine’s expertise is in the successful development and oversight of nutrition intervention program that favourably impact metabolic health.
Research Expertise: nutrition interventions, meal timing, assessment and analysis of dietary intake


Dr Maxine Bonham is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash University where she has been actively involved with the establishment of the Be Active Sleep and Eat (BASE) facility - a collaborative research facility with researchers from physiology and sleep based at Notting Hill. Maxine is currently the course convenor for the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (BNutSc) at Monash University.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research area keywords

  • Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Dietary Intake
  • Body Composition

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