RPH Research Foundation and Edith Cowan University (ECU) have collaborated to bring you this FREE public health talk with leading gut health experts, Professor Amanda Devine and Dr Claus Christophersen.
Professor Devine is a member of ECU's Institute for Nutrition Research and Dr Christophersen is a member of ECU's Centre for Integrative Metabolomics and Computational Biology.
WHEN: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, from 1 pm to 2 pm (please arrive by 12.50pm as the talk will commence at 1pm)
WHERE: City of Perth Library Auditorium (not the State Library), 573 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000 Our Speakers
PROFESSOR AMANDA DEVINE is the Associate Dean of Public Health and OHS and Professor of Public Health Nutrition in Edith Cowan University's School of Medical and Health Sciences.
Professor Devine is the program coordinator for nutrition and supervises postgraduate students in a range of nutrition research areas that extend from regional and remote nutrition and food security, and how patterns of eating impact gut health across the life course, chronic disease and clinical nutrition; food literacy and food and nutrition education. To extend the reach and impact of these research areas, Professor Devine has helped to produce two cookbooks and develop four websites to implement and translate public health and educational projects.
Professor Devine has 30 years' experience in research at UWA and ECU.
As a Professor of Public Health Nutrition at ECU she has worked on 60 nutrition-related research projects with total funding (worth over $6.66 m) where putting research into practice is a priority. She was Chair of Nutrition Australia WA Division for a decade; has been on the WA Food Science & Technology, School Curriculum and Standards Authority Committee for 10 years and actively researches in nutrition education from the early years to Year 10. She is committed to training our educators using innovative, relevant, research-informed information delivered through websites.
She is a Co-Lead for Jamie's Ministry of Food Program at ECU.
DR CLAUS CHRISTOPHERSEN is a microbiologist specialising in the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease. As team leader at CSIRO, Dr Christophersen led the molecular gut microbiology capability, which he developed over recent years to close the gap and further the understanding of the complex interaction between the gut microbiome, diet and/or disease, and the host response.
Dr Christophersen has published in highly esteemed journals (e.g. GUT) in many areas of gut microbiome research, i.e. obesity, effects of high protein diet, ulcerative colitis (UC), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Gut-Brain Axis (Autism), athletes and other healthy cohorts. Through these studies, he has an in-depth knowledge of microbial changes and the resulting changes of the gut environment and microbial fermentation following diet changes, diet supplementation or disease.
Dr Christophersen has a MSc from the University of Copenhagen (2003) and a PhD from the University of Western Australia (2008). He undertook a Post Doctoral appointment at the CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship (Adelaide) before becoming a research scientist in CSIRO Food & Nutrition. He returned to Perth in September 2015 to take up a lecturing/research position in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University.