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Justine Horne

PhD Candidate, Research Associate

Justine Horne joined the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory in September 2016. She is co-supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Janet Madill, PhD, RD who is a faculty member at Brescia University College. Justine’s research is focused on behaviour change and body composition changes with the provision of DNA-based dietary advice in two distinct populations at high risk for overweight/obesity – prediabetes patients and transplant recipients. She is interested in finding novel, innovative strategies to enhance patients motivation to improve dietary and physical activity habits. As a registered dietitian, Justine's research is directly related to her clinical practice.

Educational Background

  • BSc (Hons.) Foods and Nutritional Sciences, Western University (2013)
  • Certificate in Practical French, Western University (2013)
  • MSc in Foods and Nutrition, Western University (2015)

Her research interests include:

  • nutrigenomics
  • overweight/obesity
  • behaviour change
  • patient motivation
  • body composition
  • nutrition & transplantation
  • nutrition & prediabetes/type 2 diabetes