Bachelor of Nutrition and Metabolism, Honours
Gabriela is a graduate Dietitian who studied a 5 year Nutrition and Metabolism course in Brazil specializing in Clinical Nutrition. She has experienced extensive supervised professional training in different areas at the University hospital. Her Honours project was conducted in the hospital setting and investigated the role of obesity, oxidative stress and dietary intake in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients. Gabriela has been awarded two government research scholarships and another government scholarship to study abroad at The University of Adelaide, as part of the “Science without Borders” program.
Since graduation, she has worked on omega-3 fatty acids, pregnancy and lactation with A/Prof Beverly Muhlhausler; as well as, maternal diet and micronutrients with Prof Clare Roberts’ group at the Robinson Research Institute.
Currently Gabriela is conducting her PhD at The University of Adelaide, based at FOODplus Research Centre, SAHMRI and WCH, where she is investigating the relationship between breast milk components (macronutrients and metabolic hormones), maternal health/diet and infant health outcomes.
Maternal diet and health; early life nutrition; breast milk composition, metabolic hormones, infant growth and adiposity.
PhD Project Title
“Improved understanding of metabolic hormones in human breast milk and their impact on infant health outcomes”.