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Probst, Yasmine

Senior Lecturer/ Honours Coordinator, Nutrition and Dietetics

  • 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
  • Early Start Research

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Yasmine Probst is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and a Research Fellow with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. She is recognised as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics. She is the Honours Coordinator for Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wollongong and coordinator of the Visiting Researcher program for the Smart Foods Centre.

    Yasmine's research related to nutrition informatics with a specific focus on food composition. For this she develops new food composition data, develops dietary models for specific requirements such as weight loss and creates new methods for dietary assessment. 

    Yasmine works has worked within the clinical trials research team for more than ten years to manage food-based intervention trials with a specific focus on dietary methodology, dietary modeling and food composition. In 2013, she developed a virtual interdisciplinary Centre for Nutrition Informatics and is a leader for food composition data use in Australia.

    She is an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) previously chairing the Health Informatics Advisory Committee and developing its family friendly conference initiative. She is also chairperson of the clinical informatics community of practice with the Health Informatics Society of Australia, a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia management committee and advisory committee for food composition with Food Standards Australia New Zealand. She has contributed to nutrition policy and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences. 

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 An Investigation of the relationship between vegetarian-based dietary patterns and exercise induced physiological stress
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring current data management within clinical research settings Houston, Lauren
    Doctor of Philosophy Development a preliminary food security instrument, in consultation with Aboriginal Australian Communities in the Northern Territory Crowe, Ruth
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing a sustainable method for analysing the anthocyanin content of commodities in the Australian and Indian food supply Chandra Singh, Mamatha
    Doctor of Philosophy Impact of Vitamin D status on adiposity and diabetes risk: A multi country study Vearing, Bec
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Before School Programs in Two NSW Health LHDs Woods, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Translational Research of Healthy Eating and Active Living in Children Elbayeh, Linda

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, University of Wollongong, 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


  • Dr Yasmine Probst is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and a Research Fellow with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. She is recognised as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics. She is the Honours Coordinator for Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wollongong and coordinator of the Visiting Researcher program for the Smart Foods Centre.

    Yasmine's research related to nutrition informatics with a specific focus on food composition. For this she develops new food composition data, develops dietary models for specific requirements such as weight loss and creates new methods for dietary assessment. 

    Yasmine works has worked within the clinical trials research team for more than ten years to manage food-based intervention trials with a specific focus on dietary methodology, dietary modeling and food composition. In 2013, she developed a virtual interdisciplinary Centre for Nutrition Informatics and is a leader for food composition data use in Australia.

    She is an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) previously chairing the Health Informatics Advisory Committee and developing its family friendly conference initiative. She is also chairperson of the clinical informatics community of practice with the Health Informatics Society of Australia, a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia management committee and advisory committee for food composition with Food Standards Australia New Zealand. She has contributed to nutrition policy and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences. 

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 An Investigation of the relationship between vegetarian-based dietary patterns and exercise induced physiological stress
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring current data management within clinical research settings Houston, Lauren
    Doctor of Philosophy Development a preliminary food security instrument, in consultation with Aboriginal Australian Communities in the Northern Territory Crowe, Ruth
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing a sustainable method for analysing the anthocyanin content of commodities in the Australian and Indian food supply Chandra Singh, Mamatha
    Doctor of Philosophy Impact of Vitamin D status on adiposity and diabetes risk: A multi country study Vearing, Bec
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Before School Programs in Two NSW Health LHDs Woods, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Translational Research of Healthy Eating and Active Living in Children Elbayeh, Linda

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, University of Wollongong, 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

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