Megan Jensen

Megan Jensen

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Dr Jensen is a clinical researcher (PhD, 2013) and Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Bachelor Nutrition & Dietetics, Hons, 2008), currently working in the Centre for Healthy Lungs, University of Newcastle. In 2015, Dr Jensen was listed as a key researcher for the recently established University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well. Prior to this position, she completed a 2 year overseas postdoctoral fellowship in Canada, at CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal, under Prof Francine Ducharme, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, exploring the role of vitamin D supplementation in viral-induced preschool wheeze. Dr Jensen’s research focuses on randomised controlled nutritional interventions and nutritional assessment in maternal and childhood asthma. Her research areas include a focus on obesity and body composition, having conducted a dietary-induced weight loss trial in children with asthma and characterisation of paediatric obese asthma. Her current research involves the assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status in women with asthma during pregnancy and the relationship with outcomes in their offspring.