Charlton, Karen E. Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Smart Foods Centre
  • Food and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Health Impact Research Cluster
  • School of Medicine

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Research Overview


  • A/Prof Charlton is a nutritional epidemiologist who is Public Health Nutrition domain leader in the Nutrition & Dietetics programme, School of Medicine. She works at the interface between clinical care, primary care and public health and has extensive international experience in research into translation of research into policy.  Her research interests include diet and lifestyle interventions across the lifespan, including ageing in developing countries. Her work on iodine nutrition spans from the role of iodine fortification and supplementation on pregnancy outcomes to the link between cognition and iodine in older adults.  On a population level, Karen works on strategies to lower blood pressure and was instrumental in providing evidence for mandatory regulation for salt target levels in various foods in South Africa.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Dietary interventions to improve gut health and clinical outcomes in chronic kidney disease
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Role of Fruit Polyphenols on Cognition in Older Adults Igwe, Ezinne
    Doctor of Philosophy To be decided Menyanu, Elias
    Doctor of Philosophy Meals on Wheels Gets a mini-menu makeover: Optimising Nutrient intakes amongst Society's Most Vulnerable Host, Alison
    Doctor of Philosophy The effect of dietary flavonoids on cognition and blood pressure in participants with mild cognitive impairment. Stanicic, Bethany
    Doctor of Philosophy Probiotics and Gut Health Rosario, Vinicius
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Investigation of added sugar intake and metabolic syndrome among older Australians Moshtaghian, Hanieh
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving iodine status in pregnant women Lucas, Catherine
    Master of Health Services - Research Cost-Effectiveness of Health System Strategies for Older Patients with Malnutrition Presenting in Hospital Knoch, Bianca

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Charlton is a nutritional epidemiologist who is Public Health Nutrition domain leader in the Nutrition & Dietetics programme, School of Medicine. She works at the interface between clinical care, primary care and public health and has extensive international experience in research into translation of research into policy.  Her research interests include diet and lifestyle interventions across the lifespan, including ageing in developing countries. Her work on iodine nutrition spans from the role of iodine fortification and supplementation on pregnancy outcomes to the link between cognition and iodine in older adults.  On a population level, Karen works on strategies to lower blood pressure and was instrumental in providing evidence for mandatory regulation for salt target levels in various foods in South Africa.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Dietary interventions to improve gut health and clinical outcomes in chronic kidney disease
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Role of Fruit Polyphenols on Cognition in Older Adults Igwe, Ezinne
    Doctor of Philosophy To be decided Menyanu, Elias
    Doctor of Philosophy Meals on Wheels Gets a mini-menu makeover: Optimising Nutrient intakes amongst Society's Most Vulnerable Host, Alison
    Doctor of Philosophy The effect of dietary flavonoids on cognition and blood pressure in participants with mild cognitive impairment. Stanicic, Bethany
    Doctor of Philosophy Probiotics and Gut Health Rosario, Vinicius
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Investigation of added sugar intake and metabolic syndrome among older Australians Moshtaghian, Hanieh
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving iodine status in pregnant women Lucas, Catherine
    Master of Health Services - Research Cost-Effectiveness of Health System Strategies for Older Patients with Malnutrition Presenting in Hospital Knoch, Bianca
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