Gina Ambrosini

Dr, RPHNutr, BAppSc Curtin, MPH PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Gina is a registered public health nutritionist and epidemiologist with over 25 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.

Research

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. 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research expertise keywords

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

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