Personal details

Dr David Borradale
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MAppSc (Queensland University of Technology), BHlthSc(Nutrition&Dietetics) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
  • Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) – (member)
  • Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) – (member)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr. David Borradale is a lecturer and Accredited Practicing Dietitian in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the Faculty of Health. He has taught in the School for over five years and has coordinated eight units, ranging from first year introductory units, through to fourth year capstone units in the the Nutrition Science and Nutrition and Dietetics program.

David completed his PhD at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. His project investigated the impact of solar radiation on folate levels in childbearing age females. He has published this work in peer-reviewed journals and has presented findings from his research in national and international conferences. Dr. Borradale has a particular interest in the field of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. Along with linked areas, such as the study of the microbiome, nutrigenomics promises that a more personalised approach to nutrition advice may be possible in the near future. Currently, his research in this area focuses on the preparedness of the nutrition workforce for coming changes in personalised health delivery.

Summary of main research interests:

  • Folic acid,  one-carbon metabolism and methylation
  • Nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics
  • UV radiation’s impact on photosensitive nutrients in vivo
This information has been contributed by Dr David Borradale.


Present course coordinator, lecturer and tutor in:

1. XNB151 Food and Nutrition

2. XNB172 Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Past coordination, lecturing and tutoring experience in: XNB250 Food Science, XNB251 Nutrition Science,  XNB252 Nutrition through the Lifecycle, XNB277 Sport and Exercise Nutrition, XNH355 Nutrition Assessment and XNB457 Contemporary Issues in Nutrition.

QUT Health Clinics supervisor for nutrition and dietetics students 2014-2017

This information has been contributed by Dr David Borradale.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.