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1983 …2018
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Research interests

  • International Development and Health
  • Nutrition practice in the context of marginalised communities
  • Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics (Cystic Fibrosis and Coronary Heart Disease)
  • Chronic disease prevention (specifically Metabolic Syndrome)
  • Community-based health promotion
  • Environmentally sustainable living
  • Food and nutrition policy analysis and development

 

Biography

Shawn Somerset is Professor of Public Health and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. He has worked in government, industry, community and university sectors on food and nutrition-related projects in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His general field of interest relates to environmental aspects of food choice, the various controls, barriers and facilitators involved, and how the expanding world population will ensure food security into the future. Answers to these issues span a range of research contexts, from community-based school and urban garden initiatives, through to population-based studies on determinants of food consumption – issues that are central across the world, in countries both rich and poor. 

 

Student Projects Available

  • Determinants of care-seeking behaviour by mothers with undernourished children in developing country settings
  • Trends in the prevalence of vitamin K supplementation in newborn infants
  • Evaluation of a school-based garden intervention program
  • Vegetable-centered meal planning to moderate chronic disease risk
  • Drivers of consumption of locally produced foods

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

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Research Output 1983 2018

Associations between flavonoid intakes and gut microbiota in a group of adults with cystic fibrosis

Li, L. & Somerset, S. 7 Sep 2018 In : Nutrients. 10, 9, p. 1-13 13 p., 1264

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cystic fibrosis
intestinal microorganisms
Flavonoids
Cystic Fibrosis
flavonoids

Folate supplementation to prevent birth abnormalities: evaluating a community-based participatory action plan for refugees and migrant workers on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Stevens, A., Gilder, M. E., Moo, P., Hashmi, A., Toe, S. E. T., Doh, B. B., Nosten, S., Chotivanich, K., Somerset, S. & McGready, R. 1 Aug 2018 In : Public Health. 161, p. 83-89 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myanmar
Refugees
Thailand
Folic Acid
Parturition

Parental work status and children's dietary consumption: Australian evidence

Alsharairi, N. A. & Somerset, S. 1 Sep 2018 In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 42, 5, p. 522-532 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breakfast
Parents
Mothers
Fathers
Vegetables
1 Citations

Uncomfortable curricula? A survey of academic practices and attitudes to delivering Indigenous content in health professional degrees

Wolfe, N., Sheppard, L., Le Rossignol, P. & Somerset, S. 16 Apr 2018 In : Higher Education Research and Development. 37, 3, p. 649-662 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health professionals
curriculum
staff
Teaching
university
2 Citations

Associations between micronutrient intakes and gut microbiota in a group of adults with cystic fibrosis

Li, L., Krause, L. & Somerset, S. 1 Aug 2017 In : Clinical Nutrition. 36, 4, p. 1097-1104 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Micronutrients
Cystic Fibrosis
beta Carotene
Antioxidants
Vitamin E