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Professor Amanda Lee

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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Name
Professor Amanda Lee
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 0247
Fax
+61 7 3138 3369
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Phd (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations

Dietitians’ Association Australia; Public Health Association Australia

Keywords

nutrition, obesity, preventative health, dietary guidelines, food price and affordability

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Amanda is Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work and School of Exercise and Nutrition Science at Queensland University of Technology. She has more than 35 years’ experience as a practitioner and academic in nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, Indigenous health and public health policy. Amanda was Chair of the National Health and Medical Research council’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee. She is currently Chair of Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s Consumer and Public Health Dialogue and a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences Nutrition Committee. Amongst recent projects in Australia, Amanda scoped the new national nutrition policy and finalized the national healthy weight guide website. She is currently synthesizing and assessing evidence to prioritize obesity policy actions in state jurisdictions and expert advisor for relevant areas of the Australian Burden of Disesae Study, AIHW. She is developing standardised tools and protocols to benchmark and monitor the price and affordability of healthy food in Australia. Globally, she leads the food price and affordability domain of the International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS).

This information has been contributed by Professor Amanda Lee.