Mrs Claire Gardner

Project Manager

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West (W401)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Claire is a Dietitian with over 15 years’ experience predominantly in community and public health nutrition but more broadly health and wellbeing. She has worked for a diverse range of industries across government, education, planning, agriculture, charity and not-for-profit on state and national initiatives aimed at translating research and evidence-based strategies into lifestyle and behaviour change. Claire has a strong interest in community and population level strategies to address inequalities in health and shift population health risk factors. She is co-author of the CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids book.

An experienced project manager, Claire possesses excellent skills in complex project management. With high level organisational and leadership skills, she has demonstrated sound abilities in strategic and project planning, implementation and evaluation, resource and financial management, research, policy and advocacy. A natural communicator and collaborator Claire is able to confidently build relationships and rapport with a wide cross section of individuals and organisations. She has worked across many partnerships, developing strong strategic collaborations to strengthen initiatives and outcomes.

Claire is also an experiences lecturer teaching in the areas of community & public health nutrition, health promotion, nutrition communication, sports nutrition and nutrition program planning, policy, evaluation and project management.


Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Griffith University QLD

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), University of South Australia

Key responsibilities

Project Manager for activity within the ‘Tools and interventions for increasing children's vegetable intake’ which is being undertaken by a consortia comprising leads from Flinders University, CSIRO and Nutrition Australia (Victoria Division).

1. Co-ordinating the delivery of an update of current dietary advice maternal, infant and early years to facilitate early vegetable acceptance to achieve the objectives within the expected budget and deadlines ensuring compliance with required outputs and monitoring and evaluation requirements.
2. Contributing to the implementation of two literature reviews to be undertaken as part of the project.
3. Conducting series of stakeholder workshops in line with the project deliverables, including reporting on workshop outcomes.
4. Coordinate the writing and review of presentations, reports and publications in collaboration with other key consortia members.
5. Develop and maintain strong external relationships with consortia members and project stakeholders.
6. Supporting the monitoring and evaluation activities for the broader project and including general project management activities (developing gaant charts, milestone progress reports and financial reporting).

Teaching interests

Teaching interests include community & public health nutrition, principles of health promotion, nutrition program planning, policy and advocacy, evaluation, project management, nutrition communication and sports nutrition