Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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I have an extensive career promoting health and performance through good nutrition and exercise. My experience spans several areas including food service management, research, private practice and industry consulting. I have regularly consulted to elite sporting teams and state and national sporting bodies.

I have consistently worked in a university setting teaching food service dietetics, nutrition science, sports nutrition, nutrition and physical activity and communication. 

I am increasingly focussed on not ‘what’ people eat but ‘why’ people eat the way they do within the broader context of food systems and food citizenship. My personal passion for environmental sustainability has now become central to my professional career and research focus.

My research interests include environmental sustainability, food service management, food citizenship and food systems, nutrition education, garden-to-table/paddock-to-plate and applied/behavioural nutrition in service personnel and sports.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Nutrition for promoting gains in lean mass in rugby players, Queensland University of Technology


Award Date: 1 Jan 2014

IOC Diploma in Sport Nutrition


BAppSc, Queensland University of Technology


External positions

Queensland University of Technology


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