Amy Hutchison

Dr Amy Hutchison

Postdoctoral Researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - 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 a protein supplement on blood glucose control in shift workers. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 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

In 2018 (2 years post-PhD), Dr Hutchison received peer-reviewed funding from the Diabetes Australia Research Trust as CIA ($58 840) for her project “Modified meal timing during night shift - effects on gastrointestinal hormone release and blood glucose control”.  Dr Hutchison was also an associate investigator for the project “Intermittent fasting for weight loss and improved metabolic health in men; does meal timing matter?” awarded to CI-Heilbronn in 2015 by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund ($50,000). 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Effect of meal timing and intermittent fasting on metabolic health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kai Julia 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
    2017 Co-Supervisor Impact of Time-Restricted Feeding on Glucose Metab and Health in Type 11 Diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Prashant Regmi
    2017 Co-Supervisor Impact of prolonged fasting and shiftwork in Autophagy and Telomere and risk of Type 2 Diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rajesh Chaudhary
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Metabolic Impacts of Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding in Humans at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes 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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