Nutrition Research

Research focus

  • To determine effective nutrition interventions and management for people with cancer, both during and post cancer treatment
  • To understand the patients at greatest risk of malnutrition during cancer treatment
  • To explore novel models of nutritional and multidisciplinary care
  • To understand the prevalence of cancer malnutrition and identify the barriers and enablers to high-quality nutritional care

Research projects


Head: Nutrition & Speech Pathology Department

Email: [email protected]

Publications, presentations and other

Kiss N, Isenring E, Gough K, Wheeler G, Wirth A, Campbell B, Krishnasamy M. Early and intensive dietary counselling in lung cancer patients receiving (chemo) radiotherapy: a pilot randomized controlled trialNutrition and Cancer 2016 (In press).

Kiss N. Nutrition support and dietary interventions for patients with lung cancer: current insights. Lung Cancer Targets and Therapy 2016; 1: 1 - 9.

Marx W, Kiss N, McCarthy A, Isenring E. Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting: a narrative review to inform dietetic practice. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.10.020 (Epub ahead of print)

Marx W, Isenring E, Kiss N. Is ginger beneficial for nausea and vomiting? An update of the literature. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care 2015; 9(2): 189 – 195

Kiss N, Krishnasamy M, Everitt S, Gough K, Duffy M, Isenring E. Dosimetric factors associated with weight loss during radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014; 69(12): 1309 - 1314.

Kiss N, Krishnasamy M, Isenring E. The effect of nutrition intervention in lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy: A systematic reviewNutrition and Cancer 2014;66(1): 47-56.

Kiss N, Seymour J, Prince HM, Dutu G. Challenges and outcomes of a randomized study of early nutrition support during autologous stem cell transplant. Current Oncology 2014; 21(2): e334 - 339.

Kiss N, Isenring E, Gough K, Krishnasamy K. The prevalence of weight loss during radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer and associated patient and clinical factorsClinical Nutrition 2014; 33: 1074 - 1080 (JIF= 3.741)

Boltong A, Loeliger J, Steer B. Using a public hospital funding model to strengthen a case for improved nutritional care in a cancer settingAustralian Health Review 2013; 37(3): 286 – 290.

Kiss N, Isenring E. Nutrition and exercise interventions for patients with lung cancer appear beneficial but more research is required. Current Oncology 2013;20(4): 281 – 282.

Brown T, Findlay M, Davidson W, Hill J, Isenring E, Talwar B, Bell K, Kiss N, Loeliger J, et al. Using a wiki platform to promote guidelines internationally and maintain their currency: Evidence Based Guidelines for the Nutritional Management of Adult Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Human Nutrition & Dietetics 2013; 26(2): 182 – 90.

Isenring E, Zabel R, Bannister M, Brown T, Findlay M, Kiss N, et al. Updated evidence based practice guidelines for the nutritional management of patients receiving radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Nutrition & Dietetics 2013; 70(4): 312 - 324.

Kiss N, Krishnasamy M, Loeliger J, Granados A, Dutu G, Corry J. A dietitian led clinic for patients receiving (chemo)radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer 2012; 20(9): 2111 - 2120.

Isenring E, Loeliger J, Hodgson B. Nutritional management of patients with cancer improves nutritional and quality of life outcomes. Cancer Forum 2011; 35(2): 88 – 91.

Kiss N, Davidson W, Taylor K. Mentoring and Professional Support Programs in cancer nutrition for regional dietitians. Cancer Forum 2011; 35(2): 122 - 125.

Hill A, Kiss N, Hodgson B, Crowe T, Walsh A. Associations between nutritional status, weight loss, radiotherapy treatment toxicity and treatment outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer patients. Clinical Nutrition 2011; 30(1): 92 - 98.