Emma Robson, B Nutrition and Dietetics
PhD candidate, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Project Officer, Hunter New England Population Health

Emma completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014 at the University of Newcastle, NSW Australia. Emma worked as a Project Officer at Hunter New England Population Health on a variety of projects, including implementing healthy eating policies in primary schools and the evaluation of two pragmatic Randomised Control Trials’s (RCT) investigating the effectiveness of weight loss in patients with musculoskeletal conditions in improving their pain and disability. Emma has also worked as a clinical Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) across a number of private hospitals and in community dietetics in the Hunter region.
Emma is about to commence a PhD (Behavioural Science) after successfully securing a highly competitive PhD Scholarship from NSW Health. Over the next three years Emma will work in joint partnership with Hunter New England Health (Population Health and the John Hunter Hospital) and University of Newcastle to implement an RCT focusing on better integrating clinical care and addressing weight management and health risk behaviours (physical activity, diet, and smoking cessation) through the Healthy Lifestyle change for patients with low back pain project (HELP).
Emma has experienced planning, implementing and evaluating RCT’s and has co-authored on a number of publications and presented at an international conference. Emma’s area of interest is obesity and healthy lifestyle change to improve health related quality of life outcomes for patients and prevent chronic disease in the population.

See Emma Robson’s publication here.