Amy is a clinical Dietitian at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and has worked in the Spinal Injuries Unit since 2011. Driven by the lack of evidence to guide optimal nutrition care for this patient group, Amy has developed a passion for research focused on the nutrition needs of people with a spinal cord injury (SCI). To date, Amy’s research has focused on the energy requirements of people with SCI and the accurate assessment of these in the rehabilitation setting using indirect calorimetry. In early 2017, Amy commenced a part-time PhD to undertake further research examining the factors which influence energy requirements over time following SCI such as body composition and spasticity, and is excited to start investigating the energy and protein requirements of people with SCI and pressure injuries. Other areas of interest include accurate assessment of overweight/obesity and the role of nutrition in achieving good bowel habits following SCI.
Publications since 2016 Nevin A, Steenson J, Vivanti A, Hickman I. Investigation of measured and predicted energy needs in adults after spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Spinal cord. Apr 2016;54(4):248-253 Nevin A, Mayr H, Atresh S, Kemp I, Simmons J, Vivanti A, Hickman I. Feasibility and acceptability of implementing indirect calorimetry as part of routine clinical care of patients with spinal cord injury. Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. November 2016; 22(4):269-275.
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