Kai Liu

Dr Kai Liu

NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am an early career researcher at the University of Adelaide and an Accredited Practising Dietitian. My research focuses on translational health by conducting nutrition interventions in obesity management, type 2 diabetes prevention and gestational diabetes management. I am also interested in using qualitative research methods to study participants’ perspective to promote consumers engagement that may inform dietetics practice.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide
    2023 - 2023 Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide
    2022 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award 2022 Adelaide Graduate Research School Travel Grant University of Adelaide Australia $1000
    2022 Award 2022 3MT Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Winner, People's Choice Award University of Adelaide Australia -
    2021 Award 2021 HDR research support awards Adelaide Medical School Australia $280
    2020 Award 2020 Northern Communities Health Foundation Prize for research poster Florey Conference Australia -
    2018 Award 2018 Best Honours Presentation Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, Monash University Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2023 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2018 - 2018 Monash University Australia Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)
    2013 - 2017 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2018 Accredited Practising Dietitian Dietitians Australia Australia
  • Research Interests

2023: Teaching assistant for PUB HLTH 3007 Nutrition: Ideology, Individuals & Industry


  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Chinese Nutrition Society China
    2015 - ongoing Member Dietitians Association Australia
  • Position: NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A
  • Phone: 81284070
  • Email: kai.liu@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: SAHMRI - South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, floor Level 7
  • Org Unit: Women's and Children's Health

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