Alisa Nana, PhD

  • 999 Nakhon Pathom, 73170.Thailand
  • +668 3132 0007

Interested Areas/Research

Body composition, Taekwondo

Body composition assessment techniques

Body composition and performance

Physique manipulation

Use of DXA to monitor body compositionn


2017 Thai National Taekwondo Team

2015 Thai Women's National Football Team

2015 Thai Women's National Synchronised Swimming

2014 Thai Men's National Field Hockey Team


2007-current Accredited Practising Dietitian, Dietitians Association of Australia

2008-current Accredited Sports Dietitian, Sports Dietitian Australia

2007-current Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

2007-current Member of Thai Dietetic Association

2007-current Member of Nutrition Association of Thailand

2014-current Member of Sports Science Society of Thailand



  • 1.2016 Nana A, Slater GJ, Hopkins WG, Burke LM. Importance of standardized DXA protocol for assessing physique changes in athletes. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2016 Jun;26(3):259-67.

  • 2.2016 Kerr A, Slater GJ, Byrne N, Nana A. Reliability of 2 Different Positioning Protocols for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Measurement of Body Composition in Healthy Adults. J Clin Densitom. 2016 Jul-Sep;19(3):282-9

  • 3.2015 Haakonssen EC, Ross ML, Knight EJ, Cato LE, Nana A, Wluka AE, Cicuttini FM, Wang BH, Jenkins DG, Burke LM. The effects of a calciumrich pre-exercise meal on biomarkers of calcium homeostasis in competitive female cyclists: a randomised crossover trial. PLoS One. 2015 May 13;10(5):e0123302.

  • 4.2015 Nana A, Slater GJ, Stewart AD, Burke LM. Methodology review: Using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for the assessment of body composition in athletes and active people. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.2015 Apr;25(2):198-215

  • 5.2014 Haakonssen EC, Ross ML, Cato LE, Nana A, Knight EJ, Jenkins DG, Martin DT, Burke LM. Dairy Based Pre-Exercise Meal Does Not Affect Gut Comfort or Time-Trial Performance in Female Cyclists. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014 Oct;24(5):553-8.

  • 6.2013 Nana A, Slater GJ, Hopkins WG, Burke LM. Effects of Exercise Sessions on DXA Measurements of Body Composition in Active People. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2013;45:178-185.

  • 7.2012 Nana A, Slater GJ, Hopkins WG, Burke LM. Techniques for Undertaking DXA Whole Body Scans to Estimate Body Composition in Tall and/or Broad Subjects. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2012;22:313-322.

  • 8.2012 Nana A, Slater GJ, Hopkins WG, Burke LM. Effects of daily activities on DXA measurements of body composition in active people. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012;44:180-189.


  • 1.2017 Slater GJ, Nana A & Kerr A. Chapter 13: Imaging Method: Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry. Best Practice Protocols for Physique Assessment in Sport (edited by Patria Hume, Deborah Kerr, and Timothy Ackland). Springer.

  • 2.2015 Shaw G, Nana A & Broad E. Chapter 3: Physique assessment of the athlete. Clinical Sports Nutrition (edited by Louise Burke and Vicki Deakin). 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Education, Australia. 2015.

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