Amanda Williams, BNutr&Diet(Hons)

PhD candidate, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Project Officer, Hunter New England Population Health

Amanda completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle in 2012. During her degree she worked as a research assistant for the Priority Research Centre of Physical activity and Nutrition. Following this, Amanda worked as a Health Promotion Officer at Hunter New England Population Health on a range of projects that focused on improving lifestyle risks, including nutrition, physical activity, misuse of alcohol and obesity, within the community.

Amanda is currently a PhD candidate at Hunter New England Population Health and the University of Newcastle. Amanda’s research aims to better understand the links between musculoskeletal conditions, lifestyle risks and chronic disease. More specifically, her research looks at how these, often comorbid, conditions are managed in usual care and how we can better integrate their management. Amanda led a randomised controlled trial that aimed to assess the effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention to reduce pain intensity and disability for patients with chronic low back pain, by targeting weight loss, physical activity and diet.

Amanda has experience in RCTs, cohort studies, systematic reviews (including Cochrane reviews), mediation analyses and cost-effectiveness analyses. Amanda is an author on a number of publications and has presented her work at both national and international conferences. Amanda is also interested in science communication and writes articles for an online nutrition website for lay audiences.

See Amanda Williams publications here.