Merryn Netting

Dr, BSc, BND, PhD, Adv APD.

  • 234 Citations
  • 8 h-Index

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Personal profile

Public Profile

Merryn is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow. Her work with the SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme focuses on the influence of early life nutrition on long term health.

Merryn graduated from Flinders University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biochemistry, followed in 1987 with a post graduate Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Merryn has worked as a clinical pediatric dietitian at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide since 1988. As well as all aspects of general paediatric nutrition, she specialises in working with families of children with food allergies. 

Merryn is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and was the inaugural Chairperson of the ASCIA Dietitians Subcommittee. In 2011 Merryn was awarded status as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Merryn’s PhD program investigated nutritional strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of allergy, with a specific focus on egg allergy. Her main research interest is around early infant and toddler eating and long term effects on health, including development of allergy.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University

Bachelor's Degree, Flinders University

External positions

Affiliate Lecturer, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

14 Dec 2015 → …

Senior Dietitian, Women's and Childrens Health Network, Adelaide

1 Feb 1991 → …


  • nutrition
  • allergy
  • infant feeding

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Research Output

International compliance with WHO infant feeding guidelines – Is the confusion cause for concern?

Allen, J. W., Edwards, N., Koplin, J. J., Netting, M. & Allen, K. J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 75, 3, p. 673-674 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Red blood cell folate likely overestimated in australian national survey: Implications for neural tube defect risk

Hunt, S. E., Netting, M. J., Sullivan, T. R., Best, K. P., Houghton, L. A., Makrides, M., Muhlhausler, B. S. & Green, T. J., May 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, 1283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The impact of maternal obesity on human milk macronutrient composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Leghi, G. E., Netting, M. J., Middleton, P., Wlodek, M. E., Geddes, D. T. & Muhlhausler, A. B. S., 1 Apr 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 4, 934.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Citations (Scopus)

The short-term impact of dietary fat and sugar intake on breast milk composition: A clinical trial protocol

Leghi, G. E., Netting, M. & Muhlhausler, B. S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Nutrition and Health. 26, 1, p. 65-72 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Anaphylaxis management in Australian schools: Review of guidelines and adrenaline autoinjector use

Vale, S., Netting, M., Ford, L. S., Tyquin, B., McWilliam, V. & Campbell, D. E., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 55, 2, p. 143-151 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)