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Prof Liz Isenring  

BHSc, Grad Cert, PhD,

Prof Liz Isenring
Head of Program | Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
Australia


Title
Head of Program | Professor

Department
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Telephone
Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 53337
+61 7 559 53337
Location
Building Level: 2
Building: 18. Bond Institute of Health and Sport
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Professor Liz Isenring joined Bond University in 2014 to head up the new Nutrition and Dietetics programs. She is a leading nutrition and dietetics academic, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and previously worked at the University of Queensland, Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Isenring is internationally recognised in the areas of oncology nutrition, nutrition in older adults, nutrition screening and assessment. Her PhD students have won numerous research awards including: International Young Investigator; International Oral presentations, DAA Best of the Best; DAA Best New Presenter; and DAA Practice in Research Awards. In 2012, she received a DAA National Award of Merit for International Dietetic and Nutrition Terminology-related activities. Internationally Professor Isenring has been recognised by several research awards and multiple invited conference presentations and visiting fellowships. Professor Isenring has led the development, and contributed to several sets of Australian and International evidence-based guidelines leading to improved nutrition care and greater than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Editorial roles include the Nutrition Section Editor for Current Oncology (international cancer journal). Professor Isenring is regularly asked to submit invited-journal articles and editorials, and present at conferences around the world.
Qualifications
Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons 1) - Queensland University of Technology
Higher Education - University of Queensland
Nutrition & Dietetics - Queensland University of Technology
Professional admission & memberships

Board Member and Research Chair, Maggie Beer Foundation

Board Member, Scientific Committee Member, Dietitian Connection

Scientific Committee Chair, Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN), Council Member, 20016-current

Chair, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Nutrition & Cachexia study group, 2012-current

AuSPEN Research Chair, Council Member, 2013-current

MASCC Nutrition & Cachexia Chair, 2014-current

MASCC Nutrition & Cachexia Co-chair, 2012-2014

Research interests & research expertise

Professor Isenring has been awarded >2.2M $AUD as investigator/coinvestigator.

Research interests include:
-Oncology nutrition (head and neck cancer, immunonutrition, ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, vitamin D).
-Nutrition screening, assessment and body composition
-Evidence-based nutritional management guidelines (development of International and national guidelines in the areas of oncology nutrition, geri-oncology, malnutrition).

Recent research grants

Amino acid supplementation for cachexia in lung cancer (2016). Isenring E, Helsinn

Screen It (2015). PAH Foundation (QLD). Cartmill B, Ward L, Porceddu, S, Isenring E

VC Small Grant Award (2014). Ginger as an adjuvant for CINV

AusHSI (2013). Evaluation of an innovative interdisciplinary post-hospital nutrition outreach service for older medical patients. Young A, Isenring E, Mudge A, Banks M, Ross L, Rogers L, Moore R.

QH- Health Practitioner Research Scheme (2012). Can ginger ameliorate chemotherapy-induced nausea. A double blind, randomised controlled feasibility study. Isenring E, Teleni L, McCarthy A, Thomson D, Vitetta L, McKauangh D

NHMRC Project Grant (2010). Comparison of pre- and perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing surgical resection of oesophageal cancer. Jamieson G, Watson D, Smithers M, Isenring E

Publications
Liz Isenring
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • The malnutrition screening tool in geriatric rehabilitation: A comparison of validity when completed by health professionals with and without malnutrition screening training has implications for practice
  • Role of domiciliary and family carers in individualised nutrition support for older adults living in the community
  • Determination of the concentration of major active anti-emetic constituents within commercial ginger food products and dietary supplements
  • What does it cost to feed aged care residents in Australia?
  • Nutritional counseling and nutritional supplements: a cornerstone of multidisciplinary cancer care for cachectic patients
  • Group participants' experiences of a patient-directed group-based education program for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Do Making Habits or Breaking Habits Influence Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenence? A randomised controlled trial
  • "Carer-Centred Care": Family carer experiences, roles and support needs: Implications for dietitians in rehabilitation
  • Could habits hold the key to weight loss maintenance? A narrative review.
  • ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients.