Dr Vicki Flood
K25 - Medical Foundation Building
Dr Vicki Flood is an experienced nutritional epidemiologist who has conducted work and research in the public health field over the last ten years, and brings a background of clinical dietetics to this experience. She works with the Centre for Vision Research. She has conducted research into a wide range of public health nutrition issues, such as overweight and obesity, fruit and vegetable intake, food and nutrition monitoring, eating habits and healthy aging, nutrition and eye disease, and nutrients of particular interest include folate and vitamin B12, carotenoids and fatty acids. The last few years has seen the development of collaborative links with other research groups, such as the Sax Institute and Newcastle University, including research to support indigenous health, especially related to reducing risk of obesity and diabetes.
Dr Flood has contributed to National and State organizations, such as Food Standards Australia New Zealand, providing information about folate and vitamin B12 research as a member of the Folate Scientific Advisory Group; and NSW Health, providing recommendations about methods to assess dietary habits in children and adults. This includes the provision of the report “Recommendations for short questions to assess food consumption in children for NSW Health Surveys.” (Flood V, Webb K, Rangan A, 2005).