Dr Katelyn Barnes

Research Officer, Academic Unit of GP, ACT Health Directorate
Lecturer, ANU Medical School

Katelyn is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with a background in Food Science. Katelyn graduated from her PhD in 2017.

Her research has focused on improving nutrition advice in the fitness industry. Prior to her position at the ACT Health Directorate, Katelyn worked as an academic and research fellow with Griffith University and Menzies Health Institute QLD.

Katelyn joined the Academic Unit of General Practice in 2019. Her current work includes a General Practice workforce survey, exploration of afterhours primary care in the ACT, and building research capacity in ACT General Practice.

Research interests

  • Primary Care Health Services
  • Contemporary nutrition issues
  • Chronic disease prevention and treatment
  • Dietary supplements
  • Nutrition and physical activity