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Dr. Jani is an Advance Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with the Dietitians Association of Australia since (2010-ongoing). She completed her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Griffith University (2008-2010) followed by her doctorate studies at Queensland University of Technology (2010-2014). Her doctoral thesis was innovative as it was the first study to examine child-feeding practices and its association with childhood obesity among Australian-Indians. Building on her doctorate work, Dr. Jani is currently establishing a multi-centric project (India-Australia-Greece) examining environmental and phenotypic determinants of picky eating in children and its association with their weight status. Dr. Jani has recently (2019) received seed grants ($15,000) to support commencement of the picky eating project. Dr. Jani’s multi-country post-doctoral experience in India (2014-15), USA (2015-16), and Australia (2016-ongoing) furthered her clinical and research skills in undernutrition, genetic metabolic nutrition, and type II diabetes, and food mapping.
Dr. Jani commenced her position at the University of Canberra (2017-ongoing). She is positioned as a Lecturer (Education/Research Focused) in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the domain lead for community and public health nutrition. Dr. Jani’s advocacy role as a community nutrition expert includes her participation as a leadership member of the Dietitians Association of Australia-community and public health nutrition Interest Groups, Interest Groups liaison officer for the Dietitians Association of Australia-Engagement and Development Committee, and member of the Early Childhood Education and Care national steering committee. Dr. Jani is also a co-editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Research Interests: Maternal and child nutrition, Obesity, Cultural influence on nutrition and Psycho-social aspects of child-feeding, Food mapping, Diabetes.
PhD, Queensland University of Technology
Apr 2010 → Jun 2013
Post doctoral fellow-Preventative nutrition and diabetes , Western Sydney UniversityJul 2016 → Jul 2017
Post doctoral fellow-nutritional genetics and body composition , Emory UniversityJun 2015 → Jul 2016
Research Associate, lecturer , SNDT University, MumbaiJul 2013 → Jun 2015
The Development and Validation of an Australian Diabetes Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire for adults living with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A Pilot Study
4/09/20 → 8/08/22
Association Between a Low Carbohydrate Diet, Quality of Life, and Glycemic Control in Australian Adults Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Pilot StudyPaul, J., Jani, R., Davoren, P. & Knight-Agarwal, C., 26 Mar 2021, In: JMIR Research Protocols. 10, 3, p. 1-14 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The relationship between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and exclusive breastfeeding initiation: Findings from an Australian obstetric cohortKnight-Agarwal, C., Rickwood, P. & Jani, R., Jan 2021, In: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. p. 1-4 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Associations between appetitive traits, dietary patterns and weight status of children attending the School Kids Intervention ProgramJani, R. & Knight-Agarwal, C., 2020, In: Nutrition and Health. p. 1-11 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Challenges to Introducing Integrated Diabetes Care to an Inner-Regional Area in South Western Sydney, Australia.Zarora, R., Jani, R., Macmillan, F., Pham, A., Dench, A. & Simmons, D., 2020, In: International Journal of Integrated Care. 20, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., 6.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
The Association Between Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index, Perinatal Depression and Maternal Vitamin D Status: Findings from an Australian Cohort StudyJani, R., Knight-Agarwal, C., Bloom, M. B. & Takito, M. Y., 26 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Women's Health. 12, p. 213-219 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
Rati Jani (Chair)3 Mar 2018
Activity: Membership › Membership of committee