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Dr Hannah Mayr is a Health Practitioner Research Fellow with the Centre for Functioning and Health Research and a dietitian by background. She completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) with Honours at Queensland University Technology in 2013 and her PhD at La Trobe University in 2018. Her doctoral work focused on the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of a Mediterranean-style diet intervention for people with heart disease. She received a University Medal and the 2018 Dietitians Australia New Researcher Award for the high quality of her thesis. Following on from her PhD, Hannah received an Early Career Researcher project grant to support translation of a Mediterranean-style diet into routine practice for chronic disease management across Metro South hospital and community services.
Hannah has worked as a researcher at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, embedded within the clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department. She is a member of the Metabolic Obesity Research group and collaborates with a diverse team of clinician researchers across medical and allied health specialities. She contributes dietetics and allied health expertise to a diverse range of clinical projects across the areas of hepatology, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology and rheumatology. This work also has a focus on utilising digital health within routine care and consumer engagement. Hannah’s interests and expertise also expand to systematic literature reviews, implementation science and research capacity building of clinicians. Hannah is passionate about communicating research to the public and regularly engages with the media, including radio, podcasts and news articles.
Hannah has also contributed as a Lecturer in undergraduate Health Science and Nutrition Science, and Masters of Dietetics courses at both La Trobe University and Bond University. Her courses have focused on the areas of chronic disease management, interprofessional health care, evidence-based practice, and research design, planning and application. Hannah has been awarded several Teaching Excellence Awards based on her high scores from student evaluations. Hannah maintains strong connections to university researchers and lecturers and currently has adjunct positions with the University of Queensland, La Trobe University and Bond University. Hannah currently supervises two PhD candidates and has supervised a variety undergraduate and Masters student research projects.
Research interest and experience: diet, chronic disease, metabolism, telehealth, systematic literature reviews, research capacity building, media engagement.