Kay Gibbons is Head of Nutrition Services at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, and Honorary Senior Lecturer Monash University. Kay is an Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and is a Fellow of the Dietitians Assocation of Australia.
Kay has worked in most areas of children's nutrition, and has particular interest in issues involving eating and behaviour, including childhood obesity and eating disorders, and the role of children's early learning about eating. She undertakes research in these areas, teaches to health professionals and families, and works frequently with the media.
Current research projects include the LiveEatAndPlay project, aimed to reduce childhood overweight through an intervention provided by general practitioners, and the Moreland Project, which is encouraging healthy lifestyle through a school and community-based program. Kay led the 'Filling the Gap' education program, a group of projects which includes needs assessment, development of resources and implementation of education for families and health professionals working with children from birth to eight years.
Recently Kay has been working in India on a mother and child nutrition project, funded by the Australia-India Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry.