Amy Hutchison

Dr Amy Hutchison

Postdoctoral Researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Amy Hutchison is an early career postdoctoral researcher based within the Lifelong Health Theme at SAHMRI. She was awarded her PhD in gastrointestinal physiology and appetite regulation from the University of Adelaide in 2016. Her PhD work focused on the role of dietary nutrients (specifically protein) in modulating gastrointestinal function, gastrointestinal hormone release and blood glucose control in both health and obesity. Since completing her PhD, her research focus has shifted to exploring how modified meal patterns such as intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding can improve health in at-risk individuals. She also has a keen interest in exploring the gastrointestinal hormone response to modified meal patterns, and how this may modulate appetite and blood glucose control.

Dr Hutchison is interested in exploring how modified meal patterns such as intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding can improve health in at-risk individuals. She also has a keen interest in exploring the gastrointestinal hormone response to modified meal patterns, and how this may modulate appetite and blood glucose control. She is involved in a number of clinical trials exploring the effects of intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding on metabolic health, as well as the effects of protein supplementation on blood glucose control and metabolic health in shift workers. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award ANZOS Early Career Researcher Award – Clinical Research Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Australia
    2017 Award Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) ANZOS-OSSANZ-AOCO Rising Star Travel Award Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Australia
    2013 Award Nutrition Society of Australia Early Career Travel Award Nutrition Society of Australia Australia
    2012 Award New Investigator Travel Award Society for the study of Ingestive Behaviour Switzerland
    2011 Award The University of Adelaide’s representative to the Australia/New Zealand National Three Minute Thesis Finals; Western Australia: “Weighing in on whey” University of Adelaide Australia $1000
    2011 Achievement Three minute thesis winner University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    2008 Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

2022-24 Only a matter of time? A comparison of caloric restriction versus time restriction of food intake. Heilbronn LK, Banks SB, Hutchison A, Wittert GA NHMRC $1,189,927
2021-24

Time Restricted EATing to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (TREAT)

Heilbronn LK, Hawley J, Hutchison A, Devlin B, Parr E

MRFF $1,012,000
2019

Will a protein pre-load before the evening meal improve glucose tolerance in shift workers?

Hutchison AT, Heilbronn LK, Banks SB Diabetes Australia Research Program $58,000
2015 Intermittent fasting for weight loss and metabolic health, does meal timing matter? Heilbronn LK, Wittert GA, Hutchison A Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee $50,000

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Nutritional strategies to improve health in individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Rasha Charrouf
    2019 Co-Supervisor Effect of meal timing and intermittent fasting on metabolic health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kai Liu
    2018 Co-Supervisor Intermittent Fasting Versus Calorie Restriction to Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiao Tong Teong
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Impact of Time Restricted Feeding on Glucose Metabolism and Metabolic Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Prashant Regmi
    2017 - 2022 Co-Supervisor CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, INTERMITTENT FASTING, METABOLIC HEALTH Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lijun Zhao
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 81284862
  • Email: amy.hutchison@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI, floor 7 North
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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