Paula Smith-Brown commenced as a research student with the CNRC in 2012. She is currently investigating the association between diet, body composition and gut microbiota in young children.

Paula is a Paediatric Accredited Practising Dietitian with a specialist interest in young child nutrition and growth. She completed a BSC Nutrition and Dietetics (First Class Honours) at Kings College London, in 2002, and was awarded the Maud Taylor Prize for best overall student. She has had a diverse career including clinical, community, industry and NGO roles internationally.