Ms Keren Papier

PhB Nutrition (Hons 1)
PhD student


Keren is a PhD candidate at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU) and is a visiting student at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer.

Alongside her studies, Keren works as a sessional academic at the Australian Catholic University and as a research assistant at the QIMR Berghofer.


Research interests

Keren is a public health nutritionist whose research interests include assessing the effect of diet on human health, the nutrition and epidemiological transitions, and global public health.

For her PhD, Keren is investigating type 2 diabetes mellitus among a large cohort of Thai adults involved in the long running ‘Thai Cohort Study’.

Her PhD aims to assess type 2 diabetes, its detection and its determinants in the context of the established nutrition transition in Thailand.


  • Papier, K., Jordan, S., D’este, C., Banwell, C., Yiengprugsawan, V., Seubsman, S., and Sleigh, A. (2017). Social Demography of Transitional Dietary Patterns in Thailand: Prospective Evidence from the Thai Cohort Study. Nutrients. 9(11).
  • Ross, A., Papier, K., Luceres-Catubig, R., Chau, T., Inobaya, M., and Ng, S. (2017). Poverty, dietary intake, intestinal parasites and nutritional status among school-age children in the rural Philippines. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2(4).
  • Papier, K., D’Este, C., Bain, C., Banwell, C., Seubsman, S., Sleigh, A., and Jordan, S. (2017). Body mass index and type 2 diabetes in Thai adults: defining risk thresholds and population impacts. BMC Public Health. 17(707).
  • Papier, K., D’Este, C., Bain, C., Banwell, C., Seubsman, S., Sleigh, A., and Jordan, S. (2017). Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Type 2 Diabetes Incidence in Thai Adults: Results from an Eight Year Prospective Study. Nutrition & Diabetes. 7(6):e283
  • Yiengprugsawan. V., Rimpeekool, W., Papier, K., ...[Sleigh, A.].(2017). Relationship between eight-year weight change, body size and health in a large cohort of adults in Thailand. Journal of Epidemiology, 27(10), pp. 499-502.
  • Papier, K., Jordan, S., Bain, C., D'este, C., Thawornchaisit, P., Seubsman, S., and Sleigh, A., 2016. Validity of Self-Reported Diabetes in a Cohort of Thai Adults. Global Journal of Health Science9(7), p.1.
  • Papier, K., Jordan, S., Catherine, D.E., Bain, C., Peungson, J., Banwell, C., Yiengprugsawan, V., Seubsman, S., and Sleigh, A., 2016. Incidence and risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in transitional Thailand: results from the Thai cohort study. BMJ open6(12), p.e014102.
  • Lee, P., Ahmed, F., Pathirana, T., & Papier, K. (2016). Factors associated with stress among first-year undergraduate students attending an Australian university. Food and Nutrition Report. 1(3), 17-24.
  • Papier, K., Ahmed, F., Lee, P., & Wiseman, J. (2015) Stress and dietary behaviour among first-year university students in Australia: Sex differences. Nutrition, 31, pp. 324-330.
  • Somerset, S., & Papier, K. (2014) A Food Frequency Questionnaire Validated for Estimating Dietary Flavonoid Intake in an Australian Population. Nutrition and cancer, 66, pp. 1200-1210.
  • Papier, K., Williams, G. M., Luceres-Catubig, R., et al.  (2014) Childhood malnutrition and parasitic helminth interactions. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59, pp. 234-243.