Dr Olivia Wright

Lecturer

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Research Fellow

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
o.wright@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56669

Overview

Nutrition and Dietetics

Olivia is a dietitian and lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Queensland. Olivia has worked in the food industry, designing functional foods for a variety of groups. She also has experience in the clinical management of chronic disease and clinical education. Olivia's main research streams include: (i) Clinical trials examining the impact of nutrients on gene expression; (ii) Scholarship of teaching in nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics; (iii) The role of macro- and micronutrients in modulating metabolic risk underpinning a range of chronic conditions and (iv) Developing innovative models of dietetics service delivery to prevent nutritional decline and improve quality of life in acute care hospital patients and residents of aged care facilities. Olivia is an Associate Editor for the Dietitians Association of Australia national journal, Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2010, Olivia received Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian status, as recognition of her professional leadership and expertise. The Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Queensland Health and the University of Queensland fund some of her research projects. Olivia is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Mater Medical Research Institute and an Affiliate Lecturer with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and

Food Innovation.

Research Interests

  • Nutrition and ageing
  • Obesity and metabolism
  • Dietetics education
  • Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics
    Research Curriculum design

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lassemillante, Annie-Claude, Hooper, John, Prins, John, Doi, Suhail and Wright, Olivia (2013). The prevalence of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Prostate Cancer World Congress & 14th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference, Melbourne Australia, (35-35). 6–10 August 2013. doi:10.1111/bju.12293

  • Martin-Khan, M., Brand, C., Gray, L., Jones, R., Morris, J., Tropea, J. and Wright, O. (2012). Outcome indicators to measure quality of care in hospital. In: Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (37-38). 20-23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • Vivanti A, Ferguson M, Capra S, Wright O, Bauer J and Courtice S (2011). Innovation in clinical education- developing the evidence for best practice.. In: Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference 2011, Adelaide, (18). 26-28 May 2011.

  • Abbey, K., Wright, O. and Capra, S. (2011). Menu planning standards in action – international comparison. In: Nutrition & Dietetics. DAA 29th National Conference. Next Generation Nutrition: Innovative Solutions, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (21). 26-28 May 2011.

  • Martin-Khan, M., Brand, C., Gray, L., Jones, R., Morris, J., Tropea, J., Wright, O. and Res Collaborative Quality Care (2010). Indicators of quality of care for frail aged patients in the acute care setting. In: Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (24-24). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Petersen, M., Wilson, J., Wright, O. and Capra, S. (2010). Understanding food in aged care facilities: Findings from a case study  . In: Australasian Journal on Ageing: Abstracts of the 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. Islands of Ageing: Building Bridges for people, policy and practice, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (32-32). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Henwood, Timothy R., Wright, Olivia and Hordern, Matthew (2009). Physical activity, exercise and nutrition for functional wellbeing in older adults. In: South East Queensland Practice Nurse Study, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (). January 2009.

  • Gray, L., Brand, C., Morris, J., Jones, R., Martin-Khan, M. and Wright, O. (2009). Provisional quality indicators for care of older patients in acute care. In: The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Of Bones, Jointes and Sinewes”: Musculoskeletal Medicine at the end of The Bone and Joint Decade. The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Of Bones, Jointes and Sinewes”: Musculoskeletal Medicine at the end of The Bone and Joint Decade, Fremantle, Australia, (A29-A29). 7–9 September, 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00386.x

  • Wright, Olivia, Connelly, Luke and Capra, Sandra (2008). Client preferences for food services in geriatrics, rehabilitation and aged care: Implications for service delivery for an ageing population. In: Nutrition & Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 26th National Conference. Dietitians Association of Australia 26th National Conference, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia, (A22-A22). 29-31 May 2008.

  • Wright, O., Pimm, B. and Gray, L. C. (2008). Duplication of documentation amongst health professionals for frail, aged patients in an acute care setting. In: Szer, J., The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (A132-A132). 8-10 Sept 2008.

  • Gray, L. C., Wright, O., Scuffham, P. A. and Wootton, R. (2008). Geriatric rounds by mobile video-conference. In: Szer, J., The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (A131-A131). 8-10 Sept 2008.

  • Cutler, A., Wright, O., Martin-Khan, M., Varghese, P. and Gray, L. C. (2008). Reliability of online geriatric consultation triage decisions: A pilot study. In: Szer, J., The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (A122-A122). 8-10 Sept 2008.

  • Capra, S., Connelly, L. and Wright, O. (2007). Client preferences for food services in geriatrics, rehabilitation and aged care: implications for service delivery for an ageing population. In: Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Conjoint Scientific Meeting. Medicine Ageing & Nutrition 2007 Conference of Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ),and the International Academy of Nutrition and Aging (IANA), Adelaide, S.A., (). 5-8 Sep 2007.

  • Gray, Len, Wright, Olivia, Armfield, Nigel R. and Wootton, Richard (2007). Geriatric ward rounds conducted by videoconference. In: E. Krupinski and R. Wootton, Journal of telemedicine and telecare: Proceedings of the Successes and Failures in Telehealth. Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Queensland, (103-103). 27-28 August, 2007.

  • Wright, O., Wootton, R., Margolis, S., Scuffham, P. and Gray, L. (2007). The development of telehealth strategies for geriatric medicine. In: Internal Medicine Journal. Meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine Society of Australia & New Zealand in association with International Academy of Nutrition & Aging. Abstract Supplement. Medicine, Ageing & Nutrition 2007, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (A73-A73). 5-8 September 2007. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01486.x

  • Wright, Olivia, Connelly, Luke and Capra, Sandra (2006). The Beef Tastes Like Some Old Cow, and the Chicken Tastes Like Some Old Fowl: How Important is Food Quality to Residents in Longer-Stay Care?. In: Linda Tapsell, 2006 DAA National Conference: Abstracts published in Nutrition and Dietetics. 24th National Conference of the Dietitians Association of Australia: Food and Beyond: Exploring Fronties in Science and Practice, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, (A13-A13). 11th -13th May, 2006. doi:10.1111/j.1747-0080.2006.00050.x

  • Wright, O. (2005). A recipe for health care foodservice policy development. In: Mair Underwood and Kate Suridge, Contibuting to an ageing agenda : abstracts and proceedings of ERA 2004 : the 3rd National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing. 3rd National Conference for Emerging Researchers on Ageing (ERA 2004), Brisbane, Australia, (24-24). 2 December 2004.

  • Wright, O., Connelly, L. and Capra, S. (2004). Patient satisfaction with acute care hospital foodservices: does age matter? , Program Guide, p.87.. In: 22nd National Conference of the Dietitians Association. 22nd National Conference of the Dietitians Association, Melbourne , Victoria, (). 20 – 22 May 2004.

  • Wright, O., Capra, S. and Aliakbari, J. (2003). What's the flavour of the month with foodservice satisfaction questionnaires?. In: Dietitians Association of Australia 21st National Conference. Dietitians Association of Australia 21st National Conference, Cairns, QLD, (). May 2003.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: