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Justine Horne

PhD Candidate

Justine Horne joined the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory in September 2016. She is co-supervised by Professor Jason Gilliland of the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory and 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.


Thesis-Related Publications

Horne J, Madill J, O’Connor C, Shelley J, Gilliland J. (2018). The impact of genetic testing on behaviour change: Are we using high-quality interventions and considering behaviour change theory? Lifestyle Genomics.

Rinaldi S, Kurowski C, Horne J, Hannaberg P, Brown C, Mura M, Mehta S, Madill J. Vitamin D intake and status in three patient populations: Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and patients participating in the Group Lifestyle Balance weight management program. ASPEN: Clinical Nutrition Week, Las Vegas, United States [Abstract Publication].

Horne J, Madill J, Gilliland J. (2017). Incorporating the Theory of Planned Behaviour into personalized healthcare behaviour change research: A call to action. Personalized Medicine.


Thesis-Related Presentations

Caulfield T, El-Sohemy A, Horne J, MacKay D (2018). Debate Forum – Are we ready for personalized nutrition? Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics [Invited Talk]

Horne J (2017). Nutrigenomics, Behaviour Change and The NOW Trial. Dietitians of Canada Family Health Team Registered Dietitians and Primary Care Conference, Barrie, Canada [Invited Talk]

Horne J & Madill J (2017). The Nutrigenomics, Overweight/Obesity and Weight Management Trial. Canadian Society of Transplantation Patient Meeting, Toronto, Canada [Invited Talk]

  1. 2015

    MSc in Foods and Nutrition

    Western University
  2. 2013

    Certificate in Practical French

    Western University
  3. 2013

    BSc (Hons.) Foods and Nutritional Sciences

    Western University