Dr Jennifer Norman


Dr Jennifer Norman is a Childhood Obesity Research Coordinator, Health Promotion Service at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Her research focus is on Children's nutrition, physical activity and healthy food environments. Jenny is also a Research Assistant with Early…

Senior Professor Tony Okely


Senior Professor Tony Okely is Director of UOW's Early Start Research. His research focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and gross motor skills in children. His IHMRI research team includes PhD candidates Yvonne Ellis, Megan Hammersley, Lyndel Hewitt, Kalina Kazmierska,…

Senior Professor Linda Tapsell AC. Photo supplied.

Tapsell AM

Senior Professor Linda Tapsell works in the Smart Food Centre at UOW, focusing on the effects of food intake on health and nutrition related health care. Her IHMRI affiliated research team includes PhD candidates Stacey Fuller, Annaliese Nagy, Cameron McLean,…

Clinical Professor Jan Potter


Clinical Professor Jan Potter is Clinical Director of Aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Her research interests are nutritional interventions and ageing, protein and genetic markers in Alzheimer's disease, functional health and quality…

Associate Professor Heather Yeatman


Professor Heather Yeatman works in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UOW. Her research focus is on the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in children and adolescents, nutrition and energy consumption, as well as school and community-based interventions.

Professor Barbara Meyer


Professor Barbara Meyer is Director of the Lipids Research Centre at UOW. She studies omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and aggressive behaviour, lipid and fatty acid metabolism in healthy and complicated pregnancies, and effect of seaweed extract on the health of…

Professor Chao Deng


Professor Chao Deng is Head of the Antipsychotic Research Laboratory at UOW, focusing on neuroscience, psychopharmacology and metabolic disorders. His research team includes Research Fellows, Dr Jiamei Lian and Dr Mei Han, Research Assistant, Thomas Spunar, PhD candidate Michael De…

Dr Susan Furber


Dr Susan Furber is the Research and Evaluation Manager of the Health Promotion Service of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. She researches text message intervention for people with type 2 diabetes, home based exercise program for people 65 years…

Associate Professor Karen Charlton


Professor Karen Charlton works in the Smart Food Centre at UOW, focusing on nutrition, cognition, blood pressure. IHMRI affiliated team members include PhD candidates Ezinne Igwe, Vinicius de Rosario, Bethany Stanicic, Henieh Moshtaghian, Catherine Lucas, Elia Menyanu and Alison Host.

Dr Jessica Nealon


Dr Jessica Nealon works in UOW's School of Medicine. Her research focus is lipid metabolism, mental health and community consultation/implementation science. Her research team includes Research Assistant Ezinne Igwe, PhD candidate JoAnn Seng and Honours student Mary-Ann Hernandez.