Prof. Caryl Nowson is a qualified dietitian,and she has a research program spanning more than 30 years that has focused on two major diseases of ageing: nutrition related to hypertension, and nutrition related to bone health.
She has conducted many community based nutrition interventions, some combined with exercise, assessing impact on cardiovascular risk, osteoporosis risk. More recently she has engaged in research and relating public health strategies to achieve population salt reduction.
Caryl has further extended her work into embedding nutrition into medical education both nationally and internationally. She successfully led an Office for Learning and Teaching Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education grant in partnership with Monash University, University, University of Tasmania, University of Queensland and the Dietitians Association of Australia to develop a web-based nutrition competency implementation toolkit (WNCIT) for entry-level medical courses and is continuing to advocate for competencies in lifestyle medicine, particularly nutrition.
ANZ Principal Advisor, Steering Committee
Professor of Nutrition and Ageing, Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Australia
Based in Australia