- Associate Professor Jolieke van der Pols
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
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- Nutrition and Dietetics
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Nutrition, Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer precursors, Vitamin D, Folate, Micronutrients, Obesity, Colorectal cancer, Genetics
Dr. Jolieke van der Pols graduated from Wageningen University in The Netherlands with a MSc in Human Nutrition in 1993. During her studies and subsequent work she carried out research in West-Africa (République du Bénin), at the National Public Health Institute of The Netherlands, in Egypt (WHO East Mediterranean Regional Office), London (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), and Cambridge (MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit/Human Nutrition Research).
In the year 2000, she obtained her PhD from The University of Cambridge, after which she moved to Brisbane to work at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and later The University of Queensland. Jolieke has been based at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences QUT since early 2017.
Jolieke’s main area of research expertise is in the field of nutritional epidemiology. Her research has been funded by the World Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Council Queensland, European Commission, among other sources–she is currently chief investigator in a large NHMRC-funded trial of vitamin D in Australia. Particular topics of current research interest and activities include:
- The role of folate, vitamin D and other micronutrients in health and disease
- Risk factors for sessile serrated adenoma (colorectal cancer precursors)
- Obesity indicators in countries experiencing rapid changes in nutrition-related health
- Nutrition and mental health
- Nutrition in cancer survivors
- The role of genetic and epigenetic factors in nutrition-related health
Jolieke obtained a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from The University of Queensland in 2016. She is passionate about authentic student engagement, and use of new technologies in active learning and teaching, and has received a number of Teaching Excellence awards from The University of Queensland in recent years.
Jolieke is an Associate Editor with Public Health Nutrition (Cambridge University Press).
Jolieke is happy to discuss research collaborations and PhD supervision.
Jolieke obtained a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from The University of Queensland in 2016. She is passionate about authentic student engagement, and use of new technologies in active learning and teaching, and has received a number of Teaching Excellence awards from The University of Queensland in recent years. She is currently the Unit Coordinator for:
XNB355 Nutrition Assessment
XNB251 Nutrition Science
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.