Dr Caroline Giezenaar completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide, Australia, in May 2018. Her research focused on the effects of ageing on whey protein digestion, metabolism and energy intake regulation, with the ultimate goal to optimise protein supplementation strategies for older undernourished adults. Her PhD was very productive, and resulted in several publications in high-impact nutrition and geriatrics journals, and the receipt of multiple awards, including a Dean’s commendation for doctoral research thesis excellence.

Caroline joined the Riddet Insitute in September 2018, where she will focus on tryptophan digestion, absorption and metabolism following ingestion of different protein sources.