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Dr Robyn Pearce

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School: Discipline of Education
Position: Senior Lecturer / TAS Strand Convenor
Location: Lower Auditorium
Phone: (02) 4980 2163
Extension: #163
Fax: (02) 49802166
Email: robyn.pearce@avondale.edu.au
Qualifications: BSc(Hons), BA, DipNut&Diet, PhD, APD
Research: Nutrition and cognitive function in adolescents, plant based eating, practical issues in dietary sodium reduction, nutrition in the media and application of Health Star Ratings
About: Robyn lectures in food science and textile technology, nutrition and health promotion.

She completed a PhD(Medicine) at the University of Newcastle. Her thesis was entitled 'Volunteers in Community Nutrition Education: An Australian Perspective'. A large part of the research involved survey of all Vegetarian Cooking Instructors and Vegetarian Cooking Demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand and the evaluation of four case study Vegetarian Cooking Programs in New South Wales.

Select Publications: SELECTED REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Grant, R., Bilgin, A., Guest, J., Morris, M., Garg, M., & Pearce, R. (2015) The relative value of measures of Omega-3 Index, perceived stress, cortisol and sleep time in identifying depression among a cohort of Australian Adolescents. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition. 4(1): 40-49.


Greive, C., Morey, P., Beamish, P., Grant, R., Guest, J., Pearce, R., & Ashton, M. (2014) Struggling to stay awake: The sleep patterns of Adventist secondary school students, TEACH Journal of Christian Education: 8(2): Article 7

Grant, R, Guest, J., Bilgin, A., Morris M.J., Garg, M., & Pearce, R (2013) Suboptimal Omega-3 levels in Australian Adolescents, International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition. 2(4): 309-315.

Guest, J., Bilgin, A., Pearce, R., Baines, S., Zeuschner, C., Le Rossignol-Grant, C., Morris, M., & Grant, R. (2010) Evidence of under-nutrition in adolescent females using routine dietary practices, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 19 (4) :526-533

Pearce, R. (2009). A sodium loaded trap? What should schools tell students about cheese? Teach Journal of Christian Education, 3 (2) :46-51.

Grant, R., Bilgin A., Zeuschner, C., Guy, T., Pearce, R., Hokin, B., & Ashton, J. (2008). The relative impact of a vegetable-rich diet on key markers of health in a cohort of Australian adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 17 (1) :107-115.


SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Pearce, R. (2014) Health Star Ratings of reality television food products. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract, Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 1, pp37-38.

Pearce, R. (2011) Convenient vegetarian meat alternatives - green, amber or red for sodium content? Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference, Nutrition and Dietetics, 68, Supplement 1, p.45.

Guest, J., Bilgin, A., Pearce, R., Garg, M. Morris, M., & Grant, R. (2010) Ω-3 and Ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids levels in a cohort of Australian adolescents. Australian Health and Medical Research Congress Abstract book p429.

Pearce, R. (2010). Do you want your calcium with sodium? Ca:Na ratios of selected convenience cheese products. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National Conference Nutrition and Dietetics, 67, Supplement 1, p.54.

Guest, J., Bilgin, A., Pearce, R., Baines, S., Zeuschner, C., LeRossignol-Grant, C., Morris, M., & Grant, R. (2009). Adolescent females using common weight control techniques show biochemical evidence of reduced nutrition. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 3 :p.92. Thirty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting Poster presented at the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia and the Nutrition Society of New Zealand, Newcastle, Australia, 8-11 December 2009.

Pearce, R. (2009). Going Nuts? Variation in serve sizes for nuts. Dietitians Association of Australia 27th National Conference Nutrition and Dietetics, 66, Supplement 1, p.A26.

Pearce, RE., Grant, RS., Low, AC., Bilgin, AAB., Baines, SK., & Morris, MJ. (2008) Intake of selected foods by vegetarians and omnivores in the adult adipocytokine study, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting Adelaide 30 November -3 December 2008.

Pearce, R. (2008) Say cheese please? Do you want sodium with that calcium? Dietitians Association of Australia 26th National Conference, Nutrition and Dietetics, 65, Supplement 2, p.A40

Pearce, R., Grant, R., Greive, C., & Morey, P. (2007) Brain power supplements: self reported use by adolescents in the 2005 Teen Nutrition and Cognitive Function Study, Dietitians Association of Australia 25th National Conference, Nutrition and Dietetics, 64, Supplement 1, p.S32

Pearce, R., Grant, R., Greive, C., Hokin, B., & Morey, P. (2006) Vegetarian eating and adolescent cognitive function: preliminary results from a study in selected NSW independent schools, Dietitians Association of Australia 24th National Conference, Nutrition and Dietetics, 63, Supplement 1, p.A46

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