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Dietitian appointed prestigious fellowship


11 July 2013

Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli is known for her research in malnutrition and renal failure, obesity and chronic disease.
Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli is known for her research in malnutrition and renal failure, obesity and chronic disease.

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has awarded the prestigious Fellow of DAA status to University of Sydney dietitian, Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli.

Dr Allman-Farinelli is one of only eight other members of DAA who have been awarded the prestigious Fellow credential.

President of DAA, Liz Kellett said DAA fellowships were awarded to high profile and proactive leaders who are recognised as experts in their fields, both nationally and internationally.

"Margaret is a leading practising dietitian and nutrition researcher and has made an outstanding contribution to the profession," Ms Kellett said.

"She is a worthy appointment as a Fellow of DAA, which is the top honour of our Association."

Associate Professor Allman-Farinelli works in the areas of clinical nutrition and dietetics at the University and is well-known for her research in areas such as malnutrition and renal failure, obesity and chronic disease.

Dr Allman-Farinelli has been a member of DAA for 30 years and has worked in clinical dietetics, research and academia.

Some of her many valuable contributions to the Association include Editor and Associate Editor of DAA's journal, Nutrition & Dietetics, DAA Vice President and Board member, and a member of the scientific program committee for the International Congress of Dietetics held in September last year.

As an appreciation of her hard work and commitment to the profession, Dr Allman-Farinelli has received numerous awards from the Association in her 30 years as a member, including a national award for Outstanding Contribution, and most recently, the President's Award for Innovation for her work on a new program, 'TXT2BFiT', promoting healthy lifestyle habits to young adults through interactive mobile phone communications.

Dr Allman-Farinelli said her most recent research work has focussed on addressing the rising rates of obesity among young adults.

"I feel very honoured to be appointed a Fellow of my professional association," she said.

"And I am thankful to my colleagues who have helped me to get where I am today."


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