Former student, Chloe Panizza Lozano (2005) considers herself a forever student. Chloe’s love of learning started at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School and it has never stopped.
After finishing school, Chloe completed her nutrition and dietetics training at Curtin University and worked as a Dietitian. Her passion in her chosen industry continued to grow as she returned to her studies to complete a master’s degree in Health Promotion so she could design her own mobile health (mHealth) based childhood obesity prevention program.
“My research passion then led me to move to Hawaii to complete a mHealth masters research project among youth. It didn’t take long before I fell in love with Hawaii and my now husband, Matthew Lozano,” says Chloe.
While there, Chloe was accepted into the PhD Nutrition Program at the University of Hawaii.
“This was a life changing opportunity, and I am forever grateful that my family supported the move to Hawaii.”
Still on the path to leading her own mHealth based childhood obesity research lab, Chloe now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Dr Corby Martin, who leads the Ingestive Behaviour, Weight Management and Health Management Laboratory.
Chloe was recently awarded an Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Award, by the American Society for Nutrition for research titled “Development of the PortionSize App for Real-Time Dietary Feedback.” More than 700 abstracts were submitted and rated by more than 400 nutrition scientists.
“I was thrilled to receive this Award and consider it one of my most significant achievements so far. It has given me even more passion to keep pursing my goal of running my own mHealth based research lab.”
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys travelling the world with Matt and spending time with their dogs.
Chloe has fond memories of her time at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School and says that it always felt like a second home.
“It is a small community with a big heart and provides great opportunities for students to thrive.”