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Walton, Karen L. Associate Professor

Associate Dean Education, Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health

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

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research primarily focuses on a national health priority, that of optimising nutrition support for older adults across the continuum of care. Translational research, informed by significant experience as a health professional has resulted in pragmatic approaches to the study of food and beverage packaging, Meals on Wheels and models of care for malnourished older adults living in the community.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "It's no choking matter!": Rectifying Texture Modified Food 'Inconsistencies' in Residential Aged Care Host, Alison
    Doctor of Philosophy multidisciplinary collaboration in cancer care services Hazzard, Emily
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring Food and Nutrition Systems for Adult Rehabilitation Patients Iyer, Priya
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Does the Content, Ability and Time Taken to Open Pre-packaged Food Items Impact Break Time Physical Activity Levels of Foundation and Stage 1 Primary School Children? Stanham, Kim

Keywords


  • Older adults
    Nutrition support
    Food and beverage packaging
    Food service research
    Meals on Wheels
    Hospitals
    Dietetics

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-9738-2019

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research primarily focuses on a national health priority, that of optimising nutrition support for older adults across the continuum of care. Translational research, informed by significant experience as a health professional has resulted in pragmatic approaches to the study of food and beverage packaging, Meals on Wheels and models of care for malnourished older adults living in the community.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "It's no choking matter!": Rectifying Texture Modified Food 'Inconsistencies' in Residential Aged Care Host, Alison
    Doctor of Philosophy multidisciplinary collaboration in cancer care services Hazzard, Emily
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring Food and Nutrition Systems for Adult Rehabilitation Patients Iyer, Priya
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Does the Content, Ability and Time Taken to Open Pre-packaged Food Items Impact Break Time Physical Activity Levels of Foundation and Stage 1 Primary School Children? Stanham, Kim

Keywords


  • Older adults
    Nutrition support
    Food and beverage packaging
    Food service research
    Meals on Wheels
    Hospitals
    Dietetics

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-9738-2019
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