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Ms Ashleigh Homer

BAppSci Sport and Exercise Nutrition | MSc(Distinction) Human Nutrition (University of Otago)

Ashleigh is a PhD candidate within the Physical Activity and Behavioural Epidemiology laboratories, enrolled through the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University. Ashleigh’s PhD research focuses on the relationships between sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic health across states of abnormal glucose metabolism. Currently, Ashleigh is coordinating clinical trials in both type 2 and gestational diabetes, and is planning to further her investigations through epidemiological studies.

Prior to her PhD, Ashleigh completed her BAppSci and MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Ashleigh’s Masters research sparked her interest in the field of sedentary behaviour, which brought her to Melbourne.

Ashleigh is co-supervised by Professor David Dunstan, Professor Neville Owen and Professor John Hawley (Australian Catholic University).

Awards

  • Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship — formerly known as the Australian Postgraduate Award (2016)
  • J Cowie Nichols Prize in Nutrition, University of Otago (2016)
  • Bee Nilson Award for Masters, University of Otago (2014)

Achievements

  • University of Otago Masters Scholarship (2015)
  • University of Otago Dux Scholarship (2011)

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