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Probst, Yasmine Dr (pronouns she/her)

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Health Impact Research Cluster
  • Associate Professor - Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health 2019 -
  • Associate Head of School (EDI) - School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences 2022 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Yasmine Probst is an Associate Professor/Principle Fellow with the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong and a Research Fellow at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute who researches the influence of dietary intake on multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression. Her MS and diet research team are focussed on a common goal of establishing guidance for people living with MS and their carers about nutrition as a modifiable lifestyle factor of disease self-management. As a person living with MS herself, she provides a unique perspective for this field of research.

    Yasmine holds dual Masters degrees in Dietetics and Health Informatics and is recognised as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Australia and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute for Digital Health. She is presently undertaking a senior research fellowship supported by Multiple Sclerosis Australia working towards her vision that people living with multiple sclerosis should be able to manage their disease safely with positive and evidence-based changes to their eating habits. Her research focuses on the development of tools and methods to assist and create efficiencies for consumers, health care professionals, and researchers using systematic and novel methods such as image recognition, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.    

    Yasmine's research program has targeted the application of food composition and informatics principles to dietetic practice. Her team has created new food databases and collaborated nationally and internationally to improve health outcomes for a range of chronic conditions. For over a decade she has supported overseas students in establishing their research experiences through an internship program. She has also supervised many honours, masters and doctoral candidates across a range of areas.

    In 2021 Yasmine was named Associate Head of School for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences. Through this role, Yasmine aims to raise awareness and advocate for inclusive practices across the university for staff and students alike.   

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <p>I help people, industry and researchers to understand food. Chronic diseases are linked with foods we eat. To understand food, we need to translate what we eat into nutrients, or the reverse to give advice or to help industry. Translation tools include food databases, methods for dietary assessment and ensuring food advice aligns with policy. My team and I developed such tools, adopted internationally, to impact food and nutrient measures, educate, improve efficiency in practice and shape policy. </p><p></p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Dietary assessment methodology
    Nutrition/Health informatics
    Food composition
    eHealth 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Nutritional Intake, Diet Quality and Exercise Training: An Exploration of Adults Following Vegetarian-Based Dietary Patterns
    Doctor of Philosophy Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Environments for out of School Hours Care Settings Crowe, Ruth
    Doctor of Philosophy Impact of Vitamin D status on adiposity and diabetes risk: A multi country study Vearing, Bec
    Doctor of Philosophy Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Before School Programs in Two NSW Health LHDs Woods, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Measuring the impact of a Whole Food Plant-Based approach to lifestyle on physical health and psychological wellbeing Haslinger, Gerald
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring weight-neutral nutrition approaches in relation to mental health Eaton, Melissa
    Doctor of Philosophy A lower carbohydrate Mediterranean dietary approach for the management of cardiometabolic health ., Tannia Cyriac
    Doctor of Philosophy Effect Of Dietary Energy From Nut Intake On Body Weight Nikodijevic, Cassandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Vitamin D supplementation in Type 2 diabetes Lorzadeh, Elnaz
    Doctor of Philosophy Identifying the synergistic role of plant-based bioactive components ( anthocyanins, probiotics and functional fibre) on cognition and gut health Cosier, Denelle
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining the connection between dietary intake and disease progression in multiple sclerosis. Wills, Olivia

Education And Training


  • M.E. in Health Informatics, University of Wollongong, Engineering and information science 2014 - 2015
  • Biomedical Sciences 2003 - 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Dietetics, Biomedical Sciences 2003 - 2006

Teaching Overview


  • My formal teaching role includes a nutrition research theory subject for under- and postgraduate students in nutrition and health sciences. This subject forms the basis to a subsequent annual applied research subject that I coordinate. Many students present their findings at national conferences and publish their research from this subject. The research subject includes dietetic students across both under- and post-graduate degrees as well as a Deans Scholar program.

Keywords


  • food composition
  • nutrition informatics

Full Name


  • Yasmine Probst

Fax


  • +612 4221 4844

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-1342-200

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Yasmine Probst is an Associate Professor/Principle Fellow with the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong and a Research Fellow at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute who researches the influence of dietary intake on multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression. Her MS and diet research team are focussed on a common goal of establishing guidance for people living with MS and their carers about nutrition as a modifiable lifestyle factor of disease self-management. As a person living with MS herself, she provides a unique perspective for this field of research.

    Yasmine holds dual Masters degrees in Dietetics and Health Informatics and is recognised as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Australia and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute for Digital Health. She is presently undertaking a senior research fellowship supported by Multiple Sclerosis Australia working towards her vision that people living with multiple sclerosis should be able to manage their disease safely with positive and evidence-based changes to their eating habits. Her research focuses on the development of tools and methods to assist and create efficiencies for consumers, health care professionals, and researchers using systematic and novel methods such as image recognition, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.    

    Yasmine's research program has targeted the application of food composition and informatics principles to dietetic practice. Her team has created new food databases and collaborated nationally and internationally to improve health outcomes for a range of chronic conditions. For over a decade she has supported overseas students in establishing their research experiences through an internship program. She has also supervised many honours, masters and doctoral candidates across a range of areas.

    In 2021 Yasmine was named Associate Head of School for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences. Through this role, Yasmine aims to raise awareness and advocate for inclusive practices across the university for staff and students alike.   

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <p>I help people, industry and researchers to understand food. Chronic diseases are linked with foods we eat. To understand food, we need to translate what we eat into nutrients, or the reverse to give advice or to help industry. Translation tools include food databases, methods for dietary assessment and ensuring food advice aligns with policy. My team and I developed such tools, adopted internationally, to impact food and nutrient measures, educate, improve efficiency in practice and shape policy. </p><p></p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Dietary assessment methodology
    Nutrition/Health informatics
    Food composition
    eHealth 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Nutritional Intake, Diet Quality and Exercise Training: An Exploration of Adults Following Vegetarian-Based Dietary Patterns
    Doctor of Philosophy Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Environments for out of School Hours Care Settings Crowe, Ruth
    Doctor of Philosophy Impact of Vitamin D status on adiposity and diabetes risk: A multi country study Vearing, Bec
    Doctor of Philosophy Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Before School Programs in Two NSW Health LHDs Woods, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Measuring the impact of a Whole Food Plant-Based approach to lifestyle on physical health and psychological wellbeing Haslinger, Gerald
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring weight-neutral nutrition approaches in relation to mental health Eaton, Melissa
    Doctor of Philosophy A lower carbohydrate Mediterranean dietary approach for the management of cardiometabolic health ., Tannia Cyriac
    Doctor of Philosophy Effect Of Dietary Energy From Nut Intake On Body Weight Nikodijevic, Cassandra
    Doctor of Philosophy Vitamin D supplementation in Type 2 diabetes Lorzadeh, Elnaz
    Doctor of Philosophy Identifying the synergistic role of plant-based bioactive components ( anthocyanins, probiotics and functional fibre) on cognition and gut health Cosier, Denelle
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining the connection between dietary intake and disease progression in multiple sclerosis. Wills, Olivia

Education And Training


  • M.E. in Health Informatics, University of Wollongong, Engineering and information science 2014 - 2015
  • Biomedical Sciences 2003 - 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Dietetics, Biomedical Sciences 2003 - 2006

Teaching Overview


  • My formal teaching role includes a nutrition research theory subject for under- and postgraduate students in nutrition and health sciences. This subject forms the basis to a subsequent annual applied research subject that I coordinate. Many students present their findings at national conferences and publish their research from this subject. The research subject includes dietetic students across both under- and post-graduate degrees as well as a Deans Scholar program.

Keywords


  • food composition
  • nutrition informatics

Full Name


  • Yasmine Probst

Fax


  • +612 4221 4844

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-1342-200

Geographic Focus