Debbie is an Associate Research Fellow at the Food & Mood Centre. Debbie has a BSc (Genetics), a MSc (Epidemiology) and a PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), all from the University of Melbourne. She has a research background in the developmental origins of health and disease, with a focus on how gestational factors (including maternal diet and weight gain) can influence long-term health in children.
Debbie is the project manager and the lead biostatistician for the Global burden of disease Lifestyle And mental Disorder (GLAD) Taskforce, which focuses on the links between common mental disorders and lifestyle behaviours – including diet, exercise, sleep, and smoking. Her work aims to introduce lifestyle factors as risk-outcome pairs for mental health in the Global Burden of Disease database. Learn more about the GLAD Taskforce here.
Research Areas and Skills: Epidemiology, biostatistics, lifestyle, cardiovascular health, common mental disorders, developmental origins of health and disease.
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