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Walton, Karen 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.

Has Collaborator


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 The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation Iyer, Priya
    Doctor of Philosophy Stanham, Kim
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation into the Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Cancer-related Sarcopenia and the Development and Implementation of a New Model of Care. Fischer, Olivia

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.

Has Collaborator


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 The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation Iyer, Priya
    Doctor of Philosophy Stanham, Kim
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation into the Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Cancer-related Sarcopenia and the Development and Implementation of a New Model of Care. Fischer, Olivia

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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