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About the Bond University Nutrition & Dietetics (BUND) Research Group

The BUND Research Group works towards research excellence in the field of nutrition and dietetics by creating opportunities and supporting the research activities of its members. Specifically, the BUND Research Group has focused nutrition and dietetic areas of excellence in: oncology, ageing, bariatric surgery, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, sports, and professional practice issues. This is underpinned by themes of consumer and industry engagement and innovation. Across all these areas, the BUND Research Group is future focussed, and aims to optimise translation of evidence into practice.

The group was established in 2014 and is currently chaired by Dr Hannah Mayr, with membership including BUND academic staff, higher degree researchers, and honorary adjuncts. The group’s research meetings provide a platform for capacity building through peer review, collaboration, continuing professional development, and strategic planning and coordination.

In addition to this, the BUND Research Group has set ambitious and strategic key performance indicators for research engagement, output, and dissemination. These targets have been exceeded year on year, demonstrating an upward trajectory in research quality and impact.

The group’s ongoing success can be attributed to the exceptional leadership and mentoring provided by the BUND academic staff strengthened by adjunct members, as well as participation by the committed and inspiring higher degree research candidates and clinical collaborators.


Higher Degree Researchers

  • Megan Crichton (PhD):
    • The SPICE Trial (Supplemental Prophylactic Intervention for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Emesis): Examining the role of ginger and the microbiome on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Alexandra Davidson (PhD): 
    • Integrating dietitians into the primary care setting
  • Brianna Salagaras (PhD):
    • Do AFL plays adjust daily intake to suit training loads and how does this compare to recommendations
  • Caroline English (Masters by Research):
    • Dietary patterns, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation
  • Amy-Lee Bowler (PhD):
    • Assessment of energy availability in triathletes
  • 2016 Dr Skye Marshall (PhD):
    • Malnutrition in the Older Australian Rural Rehabilitation Community: identification, patient outcomes and the role of informal caregivers
  • 2016 Dr Wolfgang Marx (PhD):
    • Standardized ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract as a treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: efficacy, safety and feasibility.
  • 2016 Dr Kate Odgers-Jewell (PhD):
    • Exploring the attributes of group-based education for the management of chronic diseases, focusing on type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • 2017 Dr Emily Haynes (PhD):
    • Developing consensus on the strategic priorities for the prevention of obesity amongst the Australian population.
  • 2018 Dr Gina Cleo (PhD):
    • Maintaining weight loss: a look at habits.
  • 2018 Dr Cherie Hugo (PhD):
    • The Lantern Project -Illuminating the value of nutrition in older Australians.
  • 2018 Dr Jaimon Kelly (PhD):
    • Lifestyle Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: Telehealth strategies for effective self-management.
  • 2019 Dr Kate Morgan (PhD):
    • The Australian dietetic workforce preparation study: exploring the preparation and preparedness of the dietetic workforce in Australia.