Professor

Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition and Aging

Heather Keller
Contact information 

Office: AHS 2682

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 31761

Aging and Applied Nutrition Lab: BMH 1011

Email: hkeller@uwaterloo.ca

Website: Nutrition and Aging Lab

Research interests

My research is focused on improving the health and quality of life of older adults through food and nutrition. Frail older adults living in the community, recently transitioning from hospital and/or living in long term care residences are my focus. Persons with dementia and their care partners are a specific group of interest. I use mixed methods to answer a variety of research questions such as identification of malnutrition through implementation of screening and diagnosis processes and preventing poor food intake through multi-component interventions that address food access, food quality and mealtime experience. My research is practice focused with knowledge translation and implementation science components.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

  • Research volunteer
  • Undergraduate thesis
  • MSc thesis
  • Coursework interns
  • PhD thesis
  • Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Research assistant/coordinator

Please email me to discuss current available opportunities. 

Graduate studies application details

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies

  • Nutrition

  • Knowledge translation, intervention design and implementation

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods

Courses

KIN 470: Seminar in Kinesiology

KIN 342: Nutrition and Aging

Education

BASc (Guelph)

MSc (McGill)

PhD (Western)

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications. 

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo