Dr Lucy Bell

Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

+61 8 82013722
place Sturt North (N203)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Lucinda Bell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University.She is a nationally recognised public health nutrition researcher, focused on enhancing preventative care where children and families live, learn, eat and play. She has a strong track record in paediatric dietary assessment, nutrition epidemiology, qualitative nutrition research, and the delivery and evaluation of child nutrition and weight management initiatives across a range of settings: childcare centres, families, and communities. Dr Bell’s body of research has helped transform approaches to the prevention and management of childhood obesity and has improved our ability to routinely monitor and measure diet-related behaviours. Her outstanding individual contribution to research has been recognized through receiving a Flinders University Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher award.


BND(Hons) PhD APD.

Key responsibilities

Dr Bell currently works on the following public health nutrition projects:

- "Tools and interventions to increase children’s vegetable consumption" A consortia between Flinders University, Nutrition Australia (Victoria Division), Healthy Kids Association, Perfection Fresh and Thomas Farms Kitchen. Funded by Hort Innovation.

- SMILE (the Study of Mothers' and Infants' Life Events affecting oral health): An NHMRC project grants in area of child obesity and dental health (In collaboration with Adelaide Uni).

Topic coordinator
NUTD7106 Honours Research Project in Nutrition and Dietetics
NUTD4050 Research Methods & Skills in Evidence Based Nutrition
NUTD9230 Research Methods & Critical Thinking in Human Nutrition
NUTD4102 Research Methods & Skills in Evidence Based Nutrition
Supervisory interests
Child nutrition
Child obesity prevention and management
Childhood obesity
Diet methodology
Eating behaviours
Eating habits, family influence
Food preferences
Health policy
Infant and child nutrition
Infant feeding
Infant feeding practices
Maternal and child health
Obesity in children and adolescents
Obesity prevention
Socioeconomic status
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Family and child nutrition (1)
Expert for media contact
Child/Youth health
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Media expertise
  • Child/Youth health
  • Childcare
  • Nutrition