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Dr Rebecca Byrne
Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Nutrition and Dietetics
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Dietitian’s Association of Australia

International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society


Feeding practices, Infant feeding, Complementary feeding, Breastfeeding, Dietary intake

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Rebecca Byrne is a postdoctoral research fellow within the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood, based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research in South Brisbane.  Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and her research interests include what and how young children are fed, understanding how eating behaviours – such as fussy eating – develop, and improving the measurement of obesogenic behaviours.  She has worked on the NHMRC funded NOURISH trial that evaluated a complementary feeding intervention to prevent childhood obesity, and upscaling of the PEACHTM program – Parenting, Eating & Activity for Child Health – across Queensland.  Rebecca is passionate about ensuring parents and educators feel confident in their ability to foster heathy behaviours in children.

This information has been contributed by Dr Rebecca Byrne.