Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
With a strong commitment to promoting healthy living, Dr Teong is a postdoctoral researcher 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 has recently completed a 18-month randomised controlled trial comparing the long term effectiveness of 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 2018 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2012 - 2014 National Taiwan University Taiwan Master in Science 2008 - 2012 I-Shou University Taiwan Bachelor in Science
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2024 Co-Supervisor Timing of behaviors and impact on metabolism in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Athena Variji
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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