Dr Janelle Gifford

Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Janelle Gifford is a Lecturer in nutrition within the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney where she teaches nutrition to exercise science and nutrition and dietetics students. Janelle completed a Bachelor of Business (Computing and Management Information Systems) at Charles Sturt University, and worked in information technology for five years within the life insurance industry before making a career change. She then completed a joint degree Bachelor of Science (Human Movement Science and Nutrition) and a Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) at the University of Wollongong. Janelle completed a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wollongong with research evaluating the clinical indicators and social context for developing lifestyle modification programs after gestational diabetes mellitus. Janelle has clinical expertise in the areas of sports dietetics and metabolic syndrome. She has worked at and consulted to many elite athletes though the NSW Institute of Sport and in private practice.

Janelle is a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Advanced Sports Dietitian, and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She has been an APD for 15 years, and working in private practice for more than ten years. Janelle has achieved Advanced accreditation as assessed by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), and is one of only around 100 Advanced practitioners in the country. She is also one of a handful of Advanced Sports Dietitians. Janelle was a member of the Board of SDA (Education Portfolio) 2005-2009 and is currently a member of the DAA Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition Advisory Committee and the Nutrition & Dietetics Editorial Board.

Janelle has over a dozen publications as articles in peer reviewed journals or book chapters. She has presented widely at conferences nationally and internationally.

Research interests

Her research interests currently include nutrition literacy, sports nutrition, body composition, and dietetic professional work.

Janelle is a member of the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition research team:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/exercise-physiology/index.shtml

Themes

Exercise, Health and Performance

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., O'Connor, H., Honey, A., Caterson, I. (2015). Nutrients, Health and Chronic Disease in Masters Athletes. In Peter R.J. Reaburn (Eds.), Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes, (pp. 213-241). USA: CRC Press.

Journals

  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Snell, R. (2015). Barriers and enablers to applying for the Dietitians Association of Australia Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian credential: a qualitative analysis. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(2), 132-142.
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Byron, A., Collins, C., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Williams, P. (2015). Challenges and lessons from systematic literature review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(236), 240.
  • Spendlove, J., Mitchell, L., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., Cobley, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). Dietary Intake of Competitive Bodybuilders. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 925-1082.
  • Gifford, J., O'Connor, H. (2015). Low energy availability in the female athlete. Medicine Today, 16(4), 61-63.
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Byron, A., Collins, C., Gifford, J., Williams, P. (2014). Challenges and lessons from systematic literature reviews for the Australian dietary guidelines. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(3), 236-240. [More Information]
  • Gifford, J., O'Connor, H. (2014). Sports nutrition for masters athletes: balancing chronic lifestyle conditions with performance. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 25, 24-27.
  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2012). Evaluation of general nutrition knowledge in elite Australian athletes. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(12), 1871-1880. [More Information]
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Michael, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(3), 248-261.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Michael, S. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(248), 261.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2010). Comparison of Strategies for Assessing Nutritional Adequacy in Elite Female Athletes' Dietary Intake. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 245-256.
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford, J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2, 166-174.
  • Burden, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 166-174.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford, J. (2008). Towards an understanding of the barriers to good nutrition for elite athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3(3), 391-401. [More Information]
  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Tapsell, L., Davies, P., Brenninger, V., Storlien, L. (2002). Relationship of high energy expenditure and variation in dietary intake with reporting accuracy on 7 day food records and diet histories in a group of healthy adult volunteers. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 56, 358-367.

Conferences

  • Ringland, E., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Denyer, G., Thai, D., Franklin, J., Stevenson, M., Prvan, T., O'Connor, H. (2015). Evaluation of an electronic tool to assess food label reading competency in adult Australians: A pilot study. DAA 32nd National Conference, ‘Dietitians Driving Change', Australia.
  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., O'Connor, H. (2014). Body composition of competitive body builders: A systematic review. American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting, USA.
  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Cassar, A., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G. (2014). Making healthy food choices: a qualitative investigation to underpin the e-assessment of nutrition literacy. Nutrition Society of Australia 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia.
  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2011). Evaluation of General Nutrition Knowledge in Elite Australian Athletes. American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting, USA.

2015

  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Snell, R. (2015). Barriers and enablers to applying for the Dietitians Association of Australia Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian credential: a qualitative analysis. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(2), 132-142.
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Byron, A., Collins, C., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Williams, P. (2015). Challenges and lessons from systematic literature review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(236), 240.
  • Spendlove, J., Mitchell, L., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., Cobley, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). Dietary Intake of Competitive Bodybuilders. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 925-1082.
  • Ringland, E., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Denyer, G., Thai, D., Franklin, J., Stevenson, M., Prvan, T., O'Connor, H. (2015). Evaluation of an electronic tool to assess food label reading competency in adult Australians: A pilot study. DAA 32nd National Conference, ‘Dietitians Driving Change', Australia.
  • Gifford, J., O'Connor, H. (2015). Low energy availability in the female athlete. Medicine Today, 16(4), 61-63.
  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., O'Connor, H., Honey, A., Caterson, I. (2015). Nutrients, Health and Chronic Disease in Masters Athletes. In Peter R.J. Reaburn (Eds.), Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes, (pp. 213-241). USA: CRC Press.

2014

  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., O'Connor, H. (2014). Body composition of competitive body builders: A systematic review. American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting, USA.
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Byron, A., Collins, C., Gifford, J., Williams, P. (2014). Challenges and lessons from systematic literature reviews for the Australian dietary guidelines. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(3), 236-240. [More Information]
  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Cassar, A., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G. (2014). Making healthy food choices: a qualitative investigation to underpin the e-assessment of nutrition literacy. Nutrition Society of Australia 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia.
  • Gifford, J., O'Connor, H. (2014). Sports nutrition for masters athletes: balancing chronic lifestyle conditions with performance. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 25, 24-27.

2012

  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2012). Evaluation of general nutrition knowledge in elite Australian athletes. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(12), 1871-1880. [More Information]

2011

  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2011). Evaluation of General Nutrition Knowledge in Elite Australian Athletes. American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting, USA.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Michael, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(3), 248-261.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Michael, S. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(248), 261.

2010

  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2010). Comparison of Strategies for Assessing Nutritional Adequacy in Elite Female Athletes' Dietary Intake. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 245-256.
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford, J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2, 166-174.
  • Burden, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 166-174.

2008

  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford, J. (2008). Towards an understanding of the barriers to good nutrition for elite athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3(3), 391-401. [More Information]

2002

  • Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Tapsell, L., Davies, P., Brenninger, V., Storlien, L. (2002). Relationship of high energy expenditure and variation in dietary intake with reporting accuracy on 7 day food records and diet histories in a group of healthy adult volunteers. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 56, 358-367.

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