Broadly speaking, Dr Hill is interested in paediatric nutrition and body composition research. Her main foci are in the areas of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other gastroenterological conditions; and food allergy and intolerance.
After the award of First Class Honours in 1998, Dr Hill commenced a PhD which was completed early 2003. Of note, one of the publications arising from this work, a review published in the British Journal of Nutrition (impact factor: 3.072) has, to date, been cited 154 times (ISI Web of Knowledge, accessed 24.10.11); which places this paper third out of all the papers cited in that journal for that year.
Dr Hill has presented her research findings at numerous International and National conferences, as well as many local research and community meetings. She regularly reviews manuscripts for international peer review journals (for example, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Acta Paediatrica) and has been an active member of her professional societies, including Nutrition Australia (Chair – Qld Branch 2007-2008) and the Nutrition Society of Australia (Treasurer – Qld Branch 2010). Dr Hill is also a financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and a member of their IBD interest group.
Since moving her research focus to Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2005, she has been awarded the Young Investigator Award from Crohn’s and Colitis Australia.
Dr Hill currently supervises 4 PhD students, 1 MPhil student (who is planning to upgrade to PhD at confirmation in January 2012), and 1 Masters of Dietetics student. Dr Hill is currently working at the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) in Brisbane where she is a member of the Executive Committee and the Deputy Scientific Director. In addition to these roles, she is the Theme Leader for Gastroenterology, Food Allergy and Intolerance research at this centre. Most recently, Dr Hill has been appointed as the Course Coordinator for the Evidence Based Medicine unit (for 2012) within the MBBS program, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland.