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
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 include community & public health nutrition, principles of health promotion, nutrition program planning, policy and advocacy, evaluation, project management, nutrition communication and sports nutrition
South Australian Nutrition Network (SANN) Leadership Group (2015-present) - Provide governance, strategic direction and guidance for SANN to support the delivery of nutrition promotion initiatives throughout South Australia.
Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) Program (SA Health), Social Marketing Committee Member (2012-2014) - Provide advice on the development, implementation and evaluation of social marketing themes & their implementation in communities.
Cancer Council SA National Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee (NPAC) Member (2012-2014) - Provide technical advice on national and state policy, research and program initiatives related to nutrition, alcohol and physical activity.
Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB), Panel Member (2013-2012) - Review consumer complaints about alcohol advertising, assess against code of practice and make recommendation to the Board.
Healthy Kids Association, Technical Advisory Committee Member (2011-2012)Provide nutrition expertise for the review and development of nutrient criteria for national Healthy Kids school canteen guidelines
Healthy Communities Quality Framework Registration and Information Portal, Expert Reference Group (2012) - Provide nutrition, physical activity and active living expertise in relation to listing effective community-based physical activity and healthy eating programs and service providers that meet the Healthy Communities Quality Framework standards and criteria as part of The HEalth Living Network
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