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Dr Zoe Davidson is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian specialising in paediatric nutrition. 

Zoe's doctoral research focused on advancing the evidence base for the nutritional management of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This body of work is the first of its kind. A key component of this research is a randomised control trial investigating the use on nutriceuticals in DMD for which recruitment is ongoing. Zoe is continuing research in this area in a postdoctoral post with Murdoch Children's Research Institute with a specific focus on energy expenditure and body composition in children with neuromuscular disorders.

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Research interests

Research Interests: neuromuscular disorders, paediatric nutrition, growth, energy expenditure

Research Expertise: systematic reviews, meta analysis, coordination of human clinical trials

Research area keywords

  • nutrition
  • dietetics
  • neuromuscular
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • paediatrics
  • growth

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Research Output

Can integrating Aboriginal health content in undergraduate nutrition curricula foster student cultural capabilities?

McCartan, J., Dart, J., Adams, K., Davidson, Z. & Brimblecombe, J., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Higher Education Research & Development. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Are boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy eating more than they need to? Maybe…

Davidson, Z. E. & Billich, N. K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Muscle & Nerve. 59, 3, p. 277-279 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing the impact of diet, exercise and the combination of the two as a treatment for OSA: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Edwards, B. A., Bristow, C., O'Driscoll, D. M., Wong, A-M., Ghazi, L., Davidson, Z. E., Young, A., Truby, H., Haines, T. P. & Hamilton, G. S., Aug 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 8, p. 740-751 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Exposing food insecurity in low-to-middle income Melbourne households: Now what?

Kleve, S., Palermo, C. E., Davidson, Z. E. & Booth, S., 20 Nov 2018, p. 30-30. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

Davidson, Zoe (Recipient), 1 May 2016

Prize: Other distinction

FMNHS ECR Publication Prize for Nursing and Allied Health

Davidson, Zoe (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Young Achievers Award

Davidson, Zoe (Recipient), 2015

Prize: National/international honour