• 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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  • 31 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an accredited practicing dietitian, advanced sports dietitian and accredited sports scientist, with an interest in promoting health and performance through good nutrition and exercise. 

I have worked for ~15 years in the industry with experience in key 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. 

My research interests include food service management, nutrition methodology and assessment, energy and protein metabolism and applied/behavioural sports nutrition. I have an increasing focus and passion for research in behavioural nutrition, nutrition education, environmental sustainability and culinary nutrition.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queensland University of Technology


IOC Diploma in Sport Nutrition


BAppSc, Queensland University of Technology


External positions

Queensland University of Technology

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

Are increases in skeletal muscle mass accompanied by changes to resting metabolic rate in rugby athletes over a pre-season training period?

MacKenzie-Shalders, K. L., Byrne, N. M., King, N. A. & Slater, G. J., 7 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Sport Science. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Basal Metabolism
Skeletal Muscle
Body Composition

Bedside Menu Ordering System increases energy and protein intake while decreasing plate waste and food costs in hospital patients

McCray, S., Maunder, K., Norris, R., Moir, J. & MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Aug 2018, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 26, p. 66-71 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hospital Costs
Energy Intake
Length of Stay
Food Services

Consensus on the assessment of disordered eating in pregnancy: An international Delphi study

Bannatyne, A. J., Hughes, R., Stapleton, P., Watt, B. & MacKenzie-Shalders, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Archives of Women's Mental Health. 21, 4, p. 383-390 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Delphi Technique
Prenatal Care

Resources: YouTube videos and the JELCKC website and archive

Hume, P. A., Fuller, K., Sheerin, K. R., Slater, G., Hollings, S. C., Ackland, T. R., Kerr, D. A., Kagawa, M., Ducker, K. J., Kerr, A., Keogh, J. W. L., Macfarlane, D. J., Rush, E. C., Shaw, G., MacKenzie-Shalders, K. L., Stewart, A. D., Kolose, S., Njoku, C. O., O'Connor, H., de Ridder, H. J. & 4 othersAlderson, J. A., Müller, W., Nana, A. & Lorimer, A. V., 2018, Best Practice Protocols for Physique Assessment in Sport. Hume, P. A., Kerr, D. A. & Ackland, T. R. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 243-269 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

New Zealand
Practice Guidelines
6 Citations (Scopus)

Room service improves nutritional intake and increases patient satisfaction while decreasing food waste and cost

McCray, S., Maunder, K., Krikowa, R. & MacKenzie-Shalders, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 118, 2, p. 284-293 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
food waste
food prices
Patient Satisfaction
Costs and Cost Analysis

Activities 2005 2018

  • 9 Non-HDR Student Supervision
  • 4 Invited talk
  • 2 Consultancy
  • 2 Committees, Boards and Panelists

Rebecca Norris - Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice (AQF-9) Research Thesis

Kristen MacKenzie (Supervisor)

Activity: OtherNon-HDR Student Supervision

Queensland Statewide Food Services Research Collaborative Network (External organisation)

Kristen MacKenzie (Chair)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

Matt Hart - Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice (AQF-9) Research Thesis

Kristen MacKenzie (Supervisor)

Activity: OtherNon-HDR Student Supervision

Caitlin Anderson -Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice (AQF-9) Research Thesis

Kristen MacKenzie (Supervisor)

Activity: OtherNon-HDR Student Supervision

Michelle Lovelock - Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice (AQF-9) Research Thesis 

Kristen MacKenzie (Supervisor)

Activity: OtherNon-HDR Student Supervision

Press / Media

Vegan diet the secret to Gold Coast bodybuilder's success

Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment