Dr Katherine Markwell

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies (Hons)

Overview

Katherine is an Australian dietitian and exercise scientist who has worked several weight management, construction and mining research settings, dietetics private practice and group education, and taught at several Australian universities.  Her research interests include behaviour change for health, weight management and health promotion encompassing both dietary and physical activity prescription. In dietetics, she has undertaken learning and teaching research and will be implementing her knowledge and expertise in her role here at the University of Chester.

Katherine is a registered dietitian and accredited practising dietitian (DAA), registered nutritionist (NSA) and accredited exercise scientist (ESSA).

Teaching

  • Human Metabolism (UG and PG) xn5112, xn7002
  • Dietetics UG & PG B Placement xn6139, xn7040
  • Professional Practice XN6146
  • Dietetics and Clinical Medicine I (PG) XN7058
  • Professional Development Seminars 1 (PG) XN7056
  • Other contributions to: Health Improvement XN6121, Human Nutrition XN5199 / XN5122

Research

Research Interests:

  • Behaviour Change and Adherence
  • Weight Management Interventions (diet and exercise)
  • Health Promotion Interventions (diet and exercise)
  • Mixed Methods and Qualitative Research
  • Learning and Teaching in Dietetics Research

 Grants:

  • Title: Improving Nutrition in Construction Workers in Queensland ($150,000)
  • Funding Body: QLD government Department of Justice and the Attorney- General
  • Chief Investigators: Dr Rebecca Loudoun, Assoc. Prof. Keith Townsend & Dr Katherine Markwell.  Host Institution:  Griffith University, 2014-2015

Published work

Loudoun, R. & Markwell, K. (2017) Energy Drink Consumption in the Australian Construction Industry: A Risky New Trend? Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 08/2017, Volume 143, Issue 8.

Townsend, K. Loudoun, R & Markwell, K (2016).  The role of line managers in creating and maintaining healthy work environments on project construction sites, Construction Management and Economics, 1-11. Australian Business Dean’s Council: Rank A

Markwell, K. & Loudoun, R. (2016) Construction work environment influences on nutrition and beverage intake.  Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. Vol 4, Pages 24. 

Somerset S, Markwell K &  Al Foraih M (2013) A systematic review of baseline psychosocial characterisation in randomized controlled diet trials for weight loss. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 67 (7), pp. 697-702. (co-conceptulised, methods, drafting & edits). Ranked 31/80 [Q2] (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Somerset S, Graham L &  Markwell K (2013) Isoenergetic replacement of dietary saturated with monounsaturated fat via macadamia nuts enhances endothelial function in overweight subjects. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, vol. 8 (3), e113–e119 (recruitment, data collection, editing). Ranked 10/80 [Q1] (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Somerset S, Graham L & Markwell K (2011) Depression scores predict adherence in a dietary weight loss intervention trial, Clinical Nutrition, vol. 30, pp. 593-598. Ranked 10/80 [Q1] (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Somerset S & Markwell K, 2009 Impact of a school-based food garden on attitudes and identification skills regarding vegetables and fruit: a 12-month intervention trial. Public Health Nutrition, vol 23, 1-8  Ranked 38/80 [Q2] (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Conference Contributions

2017

Williams L, Markwell K, Mitchell L, Ross, L., Elkington, R. & O’Shea M.C. (2017, May) Enhancing dietetic graduate employability: implementation and evaluation of simulated job application and interview.  Dietitians Association of Australia Conference, Hobart

2015

Markwell, K. & Loudoun, R. (2016, Dec 15) Construction work environment influences on nutrition and beverage intake. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Meeting. Auckland

Townsend, K., Loudoun, R., & Markwell,  K. (2015, 3-5 Feb). Can Line Managers Influence Construction Worker Health? Proceedings of the 29th annual conference for the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland

2014

Petschel, K., Markwell, K. Mallan, K. and de Jersey, S. (2014) Dietary restraint does not influence weight retention at four months postpartum.  Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference, Brisbane. May.

2013

Markwell, KE, Mallan K, de Jersey S, Daniels LA (2013) Postpartum BMI and change over time: Associated factors including dietary restraint and weight concern, Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Brisbane. Dec

2011

Somerset S, Markwell K, Al-Foraih M & Renzaho A, Absence of psychosocial profiling may confound randomized controlled trials for weight loss. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Melbourne. Jun

2009

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F & Borbasi S, A Dietary Adherence Investigation of Participants In a Twelve Month Weight Loss Trial, International Congress of Nutrition. Bangkok.  Oct

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F & Borbasi S, A self determination theory (SDT) framework investigation of varied dietary adherence in a year long weight loss trial, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, Jun

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F & Borbasi S, Depression and patient adherence to weight loss intervention, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, Jun

2008

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F & Borbasi S, A mixed methods investigation of weight loss trial dietary adherence within a SDT framework, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (e-pub), vol. 17, S77.  Nutrition Society of Australia Meeting. Dec

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F, Borbasi S, Determinants of dietary adherence in a community-based weight loss trial. International Population Health Congress.  Brisbane. Jun

Markwell K, Somerset S, Rowe F, Borbasi S. Determinants of dietary adherence in a community-based weight loss trial. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Banff, Canada, May

Research Awards

  • Health Excellence award at the NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards for the Healthy Lifestyles Program.   I designed the obesity treatment protocols and health behaviour change protocols of the program (both diet and exercise). Collaboration between QUT &  Downer Mining EDI. QUT 2014.
  • Nutrition Society of Australia Early Career Researcher Award ($2000)
  • International Congress of Nutrition Distinguished Poster Presentation
  • Nutrition Society of Australia New Ideas Competition Winner
  • Nutrition Society of Australia Best Oral Presentation (Student Award)