Gina Ambrosini

Associate Professor, RPHNutr, BAppSc Curtin, MPH PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1992 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
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Personal profile


Gina is a registered public health nutritionist and epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in public health nutrition research. She has worked as a researcher in Australia and the United Kingdom. She was a senior scientist at MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge between 2009 and 2014.


Gina's research has focused on the dietary determinants of obesity and cardio-metabolic health, particularly in children and young people, and the factors that influence dietary intake in populations.

Funding overview

Additional research grants (not listed under grants/projects):

  • Energy drinks: an emerging health risk for children and adolescents. Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund: 2017-18.  Trapp G, Cross D, Martin K, Christian H, Ambrosini GL, Oddy WH.  
  • A longitudinal study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (metabolic syndrome), diet, and depression in adolescence. National Heart Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue Cardiovascular Disease and Depression Strategic Research Program (G 08P 4036): 2009-2011. Oddy WH, Ambrosini GL, Silburn S, Beilin LJ, Mori T. 



  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular nutrition
  • Diet, nutrition, metabolism and obesity
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Public health nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Childhood obesity

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Research Output 1997 2019

Open Access
Cohort Studies
Sexual Abstinence
Reproductive Health
5 Citations (Scopus)

Adherence to a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-type diet over the life course and associated vascular function: a study based on the MRC 1946 British birth cohort

Maddock, J., Ziauddeen, N., Ambrosini, G. L., Wong, A., Hardy, R. & Ray, S., Mar 2018, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 119, 5, p. 581-589 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Blood Vessels
Biomedical Research
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Pulse Wave Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

A dietary pattern derived using B-vitamins and its relationship with vascular markers over the life course

Maddock, J., Ambrosini, G. L., Griffin, J. L., West, J. A., Wong, A., Hardy, R. & Ray, S., 28 Jun 2018, In : Clinical Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vitamin B Complex
Blood Vessels
Folic Acid
Vitamin B 12
Open Access
nutritional adequacy
Nutrition Policy
Dietary Guidelines
1 Citation (Scopus)

Determinants of a dietary pattern linked with greater metabolic risk and its tracking during adolescence

Appannah, G., Pot, G. K., Oddy, W. H., Jebb, S. A. & Ambrosini, G. L., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 31, 2, p. 218-227

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Maternal Age
Dietary Fiber

Projects 2000 2017