Dr Annie Lassemillante
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Health Sciences
- Department of Health and Medical Sciences
- Department of Health Professions
- Hawthorn campus
Annie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with experience in clinical practice and research. She brings together her passion for food and her drive to help people achieve a healthier life through evidence-based strategies. Her research focusses on groups at increased risk of chronic diseases such as men with prostate cancer and survivors, refugees, transplant survivors. She has a strong interest in whole food approaches due to the synergistic effects of nutrients and phytonutrients, but most importantly because we eat food not nutrients. She uses the food groups from the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011-12 to analyse diets and to compare with the wider Australian population. Therefore her research expertise, dietary methodology, has led her to participate in a variety of nutrition research projects namely improving the bone health prostate cancer survivors; and managing weight gain and chronic disease burden in hepatology and nephrology patients. She has also incorporated theoretical frameworks for behaviour change in her research as she acknowledges the importance of these various constructs in sustainable dietary behaviour changes.
Nutrition; Food groups; National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey; Prostate cancer; Osteoporosis; Hepatology; Refugee; Digital health; Service effectiveness
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Buildign on the strengths of refugees to promote health and wellbeing: This project will focus on supporting refugees to achieve health and wellbeing by building on their strengths.
Tailored dietary approach for men with prostate cancer and survivors: Men with prostate cancer and survivors are at increased risk of chronic diseases. Hence dietary strategies are needed to manage these conditions. This project is about co-designing a dietary intervention with men with prostate cancer for sustainable behaviour change and positve health outcomes.
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
Understanding the diets of men with prostate cancer: This project aims to characterise the diets of men with prostate cancer in view of informing a future dietary intervention.
Fields of Research
- Nutrition And Dietetics - 111100
Also published as: Lassemillante, Annie; Lassemillante, A.; Lassemillante, Annie-Claude; Lassemillante, A-C; Lassemillante, A-C M.; Lassemillante, A. C.; Lassemillante, A. C. M.; Lassemillante, Annie Claude M.; Lassemillante, Annie-Claude M.; Lassemillante, Annie-claude
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2019: The development of recipes for specialised meal planning application for nutrition professionals *; Healthier Delivery Pty Ltd
* Chief Investigator