Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
With a strong commitment to promoting healthy living, Xiao Tong Teong is pursuing a PhD degree at The University of Adelaide within the Adelaide Medical School. She is based within the Obesity and Metabolism group as part of the Lifelong Health Theme at the South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her background is as a clinical dietitian with expertise in diet counselling and health coaching. She is particularly enthusiastic in providing evidence-based, effective and tailored behavioural approaches, focusing on nutrition, metabolism and psychology.
Xiao Tong Teong is primarily focused on lifestyle interventions in the human population that improve quality of life and reduce risk of chronic diseases. She is conducting a 18-month randomized controlled trial comparing the long term effectiveness of various diet approaches (in particular intermittent fasting versus calorie restriction) in individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Award Research Travel Awards 2021 The University of Adelaide Australia 2019 Award Research Travel Awards 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia 2019 Award Adelaide Medical School Prize The University of Adelaide Australia
Language Competency Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write and speak Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write and speak English Can read, write and speak Malay Can read, write and speak
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2014 National Taiwan University Taiwan Master in Science 2008 - 2012 I-Shou University Taiwan Bachelor in Science
Date Role Membership Country 2021 - ongoing Member American Society for Nutrition United States 2021 - ongoing Member Australian Diabetes Society Australia 2021 - ongoing Member Malaysian Dietitians' Association Malaysia 2021 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Australia 2021 - ongoing Member Nutrition Society of Malaysia Malaysia
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