Ekta Agarwal


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 2 Promethean Way, Bond Institute of Health and Sport

    4226 Robina


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  • 402 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Assistant Professor in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Program at Bond University.
I completed my PhD titled “Nutritional issues, patient outcomes and the management of nutritional risk in hospitals: Results from the Australasian Nutrition Care Day Survey 2010” at the University of Queensland in 2013. With over 3100 acute participants from 370 wards across 56 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Nutrition Care Day Survey is one of the most comprehensive insight into nutritional issues in acute care hospitals in the two countries. I have presented my research at several national and international conferences, published in top quartile nutrition and dietetics journals, attracted over AUD130,000 in research funding, and done several media interviews. I was awarded the Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence (UQ 2014), Research in Practice Award (DAA 2013), Best Abstract Award (ESPEN 2012) along with several others in recognition for my research.
I have over 10 years of work experience as a clinical dietitian in the inpatient, outpatient and private practice setting across a range of specialties and disease conditions. 

Education/Academic qualification

Dietetics, PhD, University of Queensland

External positions

Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

Jan 2013Jun 2016

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Research Output 2012 2018

1 Citations
Nutritional Status
Nutritional Support
1 Citations

Malnutrition, poor food intake, and adverse healthcare outcomes in non-critically ill obese acute care hospital patients

Agarwal, E., Ferguson, M., Banks, M., Vivanti, A., Batterham, M., Bauer, J., Capra, S. & Isenring, E. 10 Mar 2018 In : Clinical Nutrition. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care
Nutritional Status
2 Citations

What does it cost to feed aged care residents in Australia?

Hugo, C., Isenring, E., Sinclair, D. & Agarwal, E. 2018 In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, 1, p. 6-10 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Independent Living
Health Expenditures

Comparing characteristics of malnutrition, starvation, sarcopenia and cachexia in older adults

Marshall, S. & Agarwal, E. 2017 Handbook of Famine, Starvation, and Nutrient Deprivation: From Biology to Policy. Preedy, V. & Patel, V. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Food Deprivation

Disease-related malnutrition in the twenty-first century: From best evidence to best practice

Agarwal, E. 11 Jul 2017 In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 74, 3, p. 213-216 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access