Performance Nutrition Series: Management and Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Athletes: What's New?
- Health and wellness
- Open to the public
Alannah McKay completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Health and Sports Science) at the University of Western Australia in 2014. Subsequently, Alannah completed a post-graduate position within the physiology department at the Australian Institute of Sport, where she was involved in the preparation of many Australian athletes prior to the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic games. Since, Alannah has submitted her PhD titled “The Effect of Dietary Manipulation on Iron Metabolism and the Immune System in Elite Athletes”, which was undertaken in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport and the University of Western Australia. Alannah joined Australian Catholic University as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2020. Her research has continued to explore the impact of diet and exercise on a range of health outcomes in athletes, with a specific interest in iron metabolism and female athletes.