Dr Rosilene Waern

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 0778

Website Level 4 East Room 47

Biographical details

Rosilene Waern is a post-doctoral at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a qualified Dietitian, APD and Public Health Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology. Rosilene is passionate about her work in improving health outcomes for older individuals. Specifically, her research interests include looking at ways of using nutrition to improve cognition, physical conditioning, prevention of frailty and disability, cardio-metabolic health, and mental health in older age.

Research interests

Rosilene is currently coordinating a ground-breaking project looking at the impacts and benefits of different protein sources on diet for people over 65yo. She is also part of the CHAMP research team at Concord Hospital, working with elderly men (75yo+), and focusing on longevity and healthy ageing, nutrition, and health outcomes. Having visited and collected nutritional data from over 700 men, Rosilene is also an expert in dietary assessment.

Teaching and supervision

If you are interested and passionate about research on nutrition and ageing, please contact Rosilene to see if you can make a contribution.

Current projects

Nutrition for Healthy Living (NHL)

Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)

Associations

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

In the media

Themes

Food and nutrition; Human health

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Waern, R., Hirani, V., Senior, A., Gosby, A., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Kendig, H., Seibel, M., Simpson, S., Stanaway, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D. (2017). Diet quality and its implications on the cardio-metabolic, physical and general health of older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 118, 130-143. [More Information]
  • Wahl, D., Cogger, V., Solon-Biet, S., Waern, R., Gokarn, R., Pulpitel, T., de Cabo, R., Mattson, M., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Le Couteur, D. (2016). Nutritional strategies to optimise cognitive function in the aging brain. Ageing Research Reviews, 31, 80-92. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., Kendig, H., Hirani, V. (2015). Adequacy of nutritional intake among older men living in Sydney, Australia: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 812-821. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Travison, T., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Hirani, V. (2015). Relative validity of a diet history questionnaire against a four-day weighed food record among older men in Australia: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 19(6), 603-610. [More Information]

2017

  • Waern, R., Hirani, V., Senior, A., Gosby, A., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Kendig, H., Seibel, M., Simpson, S., Stanaway, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D. (2017). Diet quality and its implications on the cardio-metabolic, physical and general health of older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 118, 130-143. [More Information]

2016

  • Wahl, D., Cogger, V., Solon-Biet, S., Waern, R., Gokarn, R., Pulpitel, T., de Cabo, R., Mattson, M., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Le Couteur, D. (2016). Nutritional strategies to optimise cognitive function in the aging brain. Ageing Research Reviews, 31, 80-92. [More Information]

2015

  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., Kendig, H., Hirani, V. (2015). Adequacy of nutritional intake among older men living in Sydney, Australia: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 812-821. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Travison, T., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Hirani, V. (2015). Relative validity of a diet history questionnaire against a four-day weighed food record among older men in Australia: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 19(6), 603-610. [More Information]

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