Dr Veronique Chachay


School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56112


Veronique Chachay is the coordinator and lecturer of the nutrition science courses in the undergraduate nutrition major Programs, and the applied food science for dietetics course in the Master on Dietetics Studies, in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Her nutrition science expertise is applied in a wide range of research fields, including regulation of energy expenditure via brown fat activation, dietary factors modulating alpha diversity in inflammatory bowel disease, and energy intake meeting requirements in motor neuron disease.

Research Interests

  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science, The University of Wollongong


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2023) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Thomas, Ranjeny, Burton, Nicola, Mayr, Hannah, Chachay, Veronique, Sweeney, Aoife, Hollis, Kely, Gartner, Coral and Coombs, Jeff (2023). A pilot blended-delivery wellbeing and healthy lifestyle program for adults with rheumatoid arthritis. 2023 Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, TAS Australia, 6–9 May 2023. Richmond, VIC Australia: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Marsh, A., Chachay, V., Banks, M. and Radford-Smith, G. (2019). The dietary intake of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: How inflammatory is their diet?. Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 8-10 September 2019. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14804

  • Mcmaster, J. J., Rich, G. G., Shanahan, E. R., Do, A. T., Fletcher, L. M., Kutyla, M. J., Tallis, C., Macdonald, G. A., Chachay, V. S., Morrison, M. and Holtmann, G. J. (2018). Perturbation of the gut-brain axis as the mechanism of action for weight reduction in patients treated with a duodenal-jejunal bypass sleeve. Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) “Gut Matters”, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 8-10 September 2018. Richmond, VIC Australia: John Wiley & Sons.

  • McMaster, Jessica Jade, Rich, Graeme G., Shanahan, Erin R., Do, Anh T., Fletcher, Linda M., Kutyla, Marguerite J., Tallis, Caroline, Chachay, Veronique S., Morrison, Mark, Macdonald, Graeme A. and Holtmann, Gerald J. (2018). Mechanisms of Action for Weight Reduction in Patients Treated with a Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Sleeve. Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW). Connecting Excellence on Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Asia‐Pacific, Seoul, Korea, 15–18 November 2018. Hoboken, NJ United States: Wiley.

  • Hayward, K., Valery, P. C., Cottrell, N., Irvine, K., Horsfall, L., Ruffin, B., Tallis, C., Chachay, V., Martin, J. and Powell, E. (2015). Discrepancies in the use of medications in patients with cirrhosis. GESA-AGW and WGO International Congress, Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australian Gastroenterology Week, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 28 September - 2 October 2015. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/jgh.13093

  • Chachay, V. S., Martin, J. H., Prins, J. B., Whitehead, J. P., O'Moore-Sullivan, T. M., Lee, P., Franklin, M., Klein, K., Taylor, P. J., Ferguson, M., Coombes, J. S., Thomas, G. P., Cowin, G. J., Kirkpatrick, C. M. J., Macdonald, G. A. and Hickman, I. J. (2013). Investigating the clinical effect of resveratrol in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 7-9 October 2013. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12365_5

  • Croci, Ilaria, Byrne, Nuala, Choquette, Stephane, Hills, Andrew, Chachay, Veronique, Clouston, Andrew, O'Moore-Sullivan, Trisha, Macdonald, Graeme A., Prins, John and Hickman, Ingrid J. (2012). Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have reduced fat oxidation rates at rest and during exercise. 19th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2012), Lyon, Fance, 9-12 May 2012. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000170924

  • Hickman, I. J., Byrne, N. M., Croci, I., Clouston, A., Chachay, V. S., Bugianesi, E., Gastaldelli, A., O'Moore-Sullivan, T. M., Prins, J. B. and Macdonald, G. A. (2012). The effect of exercise on the metabolic and histological features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 47th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-the-Liver (EASL), Barcelona, Spain, 18-22 April 2012. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8278(12)61302-6

  • Hickman, I., Byrne, N., Croci, I., Elisabetta, B., Clouston, A., Chachay, V., Buzzigoli, E., Hills, A., Gastaldelli, A., O'Moore Sullivan, T., Prins, J. and Macdonald, G. (2012). The independent effect of exercise on the metabolic and histological features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 19th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2012), Lion, France, 9-12 May 2012. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000171026

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision