School of Medicine
|Phone:||+61 8 72218419|
|Location:||Health Sciences Building (2.56)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|
Doctor of Philosophy 1996 (Murdoch University,Perth, Western Australia); Master of Health Personnel Education 1985 (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); BSc (Hons) Nutrition 1977 (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK); UK State registration in Dietetics 1977 (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK); Accredited Practising Dietitian (Dietitians Association of Australia).
I was awarded fellowship of the Public Health Association of Australia in 2012.
Professor, Discipline of Public Health
Associate Dean, Prevention, Promotion and Primary Health Care cluster, School of Medicine
Co-Director, Physical Activity and Nutrition Observatory: Research and Monitoring Alliance (PANORAMA)
I teach students on the following programmes: Master of Public Health, Doctorof Public Health, Master of Health and International Development, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
My research interests concern public health nutrition; history of food and health; food policy; and social and cultural factors that influence foodpatterns and food intake. I am also interested doing in research on the relationship between food, health and social media. I have supervised higher degree research students who have completed theses and dissertations in areas such as food security; food and public trust; the politics of overweight and obesity; and international aspects of food and health. Because of my interest in qualitative research methodology, I supervise students in many other fields, ranging from mental health to environmental studies.
Laryngeal cancer, Laryngectomy, psycho-social support (1);
Food fortification, food policy (1);
Culture, obesity prevention, children, France (1);
Food waste, ethnography (1);
Food labelling and public health (1);
Health promotion, child care, nutrition (1);
Obesity, equity, OPAL (1);
Intergenerational influence, food choice, health (1);
Primary health care, malnutrition, Iran (1);
Obesity, parenting styles, prevention (1);
Food advertising, non-broadcasting promotion (1);
Food security, homelessness, young people (1);
Suicide, public health, prevention (1);
HIV, Vietnamese, prevention (1);
Food, trust, hospitals, cardiovascular disease (1);
Smoking prevention, young people, faith-based interventions (1);
Advertising, Children, Regulation, Broadcasting (1);
I regularly review funding applications for the NHMRC, ARC, New Zealand Health Research Council and the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. I am visiting Research Fellow, City University, UK. I am a member of the Social Science Expert Advisory Group (SSEAG) for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. I am also a founding member of the Council for Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (CAPHIA), the peak body representing universities that teach and research public health. I am a member of the population health and social policy pillar committee of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
I am associate editor of BMC Health Services Research, and am also on the editorial board of Critical Public Health (was Australasian region associate editor 2001-2010), and editorial board of Journal of Critical Dietetics. I regularly review papers and articles for national and international journals in the areas of food, diet and health, food sociology.
I am a member of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and the Australian Public Health Nutrition Academic Collaboration (APHNAC).
I have been a member of teams that have completed consultancies in projects on food advertising to children, the socio-economic aspects ofoverweight and obesity, place and access to food, and improving the quality of school food.
I am interested in projects and consultancies that focus on food in health and disease, especially from a social perspective. Please contact me for further details about my availability.