The Strategic Research Initiative (SRI), ‘Food and Health’ brings together the clinical research capacity of the Smart Food Centre (SFC) with new capacities in Public Health Nutrition (PHN). It also links the Nutrition and Population Health streams of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI). Members of the Food and Health SRI are academic staff of the School of Health Sciences, and Smart Foods Centre research fellows or associates.
To improve the health of populations via research on the effect of food, nutrition and dietary patterns on the health of individuals and sub-populations; and to examine ways in which inter-sectoral changes can occur to support healthier food choices; including the support of public health nutrition policy.
To build sufficient research capability to evolve into an externally funded and/or University Research Strength in food nutrition and health.
Recipients of the Food & Health SRI small grants and summer scholarships
Catherine Lucas and Erin Brock. Supervisors: A/Prof Karen Charlton and A/Prof Heather Yeatman.
Two Small Grants:
Yasmine Probst and A/Prof Karen Charlton, Katherine Caldwell, Dr Andrew Jenner, Dr Marijka Batterham.
Congratulations also to Heather Yeatman as the new President of the Public Health Association of Australia.