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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

Research Output

A social marketing perspective of young adults' concepts of eating for health: is it a question of morality?

Brennan, L., Klassen, K., Weng, E., Chin, S., Molenaar, A., Reid, M., Truby, H. & McCaffrey, T. A., 30 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17, 1, 14 p., 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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A systematic review of recall errors associated with portion size estimation aids in children

de Vlieger, N. M., Weltert, M., Molenaar, A., McCaffrey, T. A., Rollo, M. E., Truby, H., Livingstone, B., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Boushey, C. J., Kerr, D. A., Collins, C. E. & Bucher, T., 1 Apr 2020, In : Appetite. 147, 14 p., 104522.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Development, relative validity and reproducibility of the Aus-SDS (Australian short dietary screener) in adults aged 70 years and above

Gadowski, A. M., McCaffrey, T. A., Heritier, S., Curtis, A. J., Nanayakkara, N., Zoungas, S. & Owen, A. J., 15 May 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, 13 p., 1436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Health benefits of whey or colostrum supplementation in adults ≥35 years; A systematic review

Blair, M., Kellow, N. J., Dordevic, A. L., Evans, S., Caissutti, J. & McCaffrey, T. A., 22 Feb 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 2, 20 p., 299.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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Language of Health of Young Australian Adults: A Qualitative Exploration of Perceptions of Health, Wellbeing and Health Promotion via Online Conversations

Molenaar, A., Choi, T. S., Brennan, L., Reid, M., Lim, M. S., Truby, H. & McCaffrey, T. A., 25 Mar 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 4, 18 p., 887.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  • 4 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 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

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

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) Symposium: Sweet & Sour: Tailoring diabetes management for Chinese patients.

Tammie Choi (Invited speaker), , Nicole Kellow (Invited speaker), , Karen Walker (Invited speaker), & Tracy McCaffrey (Session chair)

12 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

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

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