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Biography

Tracy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University. She is a Registered Nutritionist (UK) with a research focus in Public Health Nutrition. 

At Monash, she leads the research stream on Dietary Assessment Methodologies to provide specialist analysis and advice on suitable methods to assess dietary intake. She has advised government departments in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland on the assessment of dietary intakes and consumer understanding of portion size. 

Dr McCaffrey is currently chair of the Melbourne group for the Nutrition Society of Australia and Trustee of the Australian Nutrition Trust Fund.

She is co-investigator and project co-ordinator on Communicating Health. Communicating Health (CommHealth) is a NHMRC funded project, led by the late Dr Cate Lombard. The team would like to acknowledge Cate’s passion and advocacy in Public Health Nutrition. She developed, led and successfully delivered 3 large randomised controlled trials in obesity prevention in over 1100 women in 42 communities and translated the outcomes for scale-up.  We honour her memory by continuing the work she started in CommHealth. The study design of CommHealth aims to understand how and why young adults use social media to talk about their health. We ultimately want to develop a ‘toolbox’ to assist health professionals in communicating with young adults on the ever evolving social media platforms.

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2006 2018

Communicating health-Optimising young adults' engagement with health messages using social media: Study protocol

Lombard, C., Brennan, L., Reid, M., Klassen, K. M., Palermo, C., Walker, T., Lim, M. S. C., Dean, M., Mccaffrey, T. A. & Truby, H., 1 Nov 2018, In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, 5, p. 509-519 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dietary patterns and quality of life in older adults: A systematic review

Govindaraju, T., Sahle, B. W., McCaffrey, T. A., McNeil, J. J. & Owen, A. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 8, 18 p., 971.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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The effect of weight change over a 2-year period on inflammatory status in postmenopausal women

Cronin, B. E., Allsopp, P. J., Slevin, M. M., Magee, P. J., McCaffrey, T. A., Livingstone, M. B. E., Strain, J. J. & McSorley, E. M., 1 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 72, 3, p. 388-393 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An evaluation of portion size estimation aids: Consumer perspectives on their effectiveness

Faulkner, G. P., Livingstone, M. B. E., Pourshahidi, L. K., Spence, M., Dean, M., O'Brien, S. A., Gibney, E. R., Wallace, J. M. W., McCaffrey, T. A. & Kerr, M. A., 1 Jul 2017, In : Appetite. 114, p. 200-208 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Influences on dietary choices during day versus night shift in shift workers: A mixed methods study

Bonnell, E. K., Huggins, C. E., Huggins, C. T., McCaffrey, T. A., Palermo, C. & Bonham, M. P., 1 Mar 2017, In : Nutrients. 9, 3, 13 p., 193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2015 2018

  • 4 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

National Programme Committee for 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nutrition Society of Australia

Tracy McCaffrey (Member)
Jan 2018Dec 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Steering Committee of Australia New Zealand (ANZ) The Need for Nutrition Education / Innovation Programme (NNEdPro)

Tracy McCaffrey (Fellow)
Dec 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Australian Nutrition Trust Fund (External organisation)

Tracy McCaffrey (Member)
Dec 2017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Chair of Local Organising Committee for 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 2016

Tracy McCaffrey (Chair/ Co-Chair)
Mar 2015Dec 2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Member - Expert Reference Group on reporting Australian Health Survey against Australian Dietary Guidelines - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Tracy McCaffrey (Member)
Mar 2015May 2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries