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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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Social Media
Twitter
Qualifications

Phd (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • World Public Health  Nutrition Association, 2012 to present
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 2012 to present
  • World Obesity (International Association for the Study of Obesity), 2012 to present
  • Public Health Association of Australia, 1985-2003, 2010 to present
  • Dietitians’ Association of Australia, 1980-1985; 2002 to present
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian, 2006 to present
  • Accredited Practicing Nutritionist, 2006 to present.
  • Nutrition Society of Australia, 1985-1990; 2013 to present.
Keywords

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

* 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 an Investigator for The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and is expert advisor for several other national health initiatives, including synthesizing and assessing evidence to prioritize obesity policy actions in several jurisdictions. 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.

Teaching

Guest lecturing in the areas of food and nutrition, Indigenous health, social equity and environmental sustainability.

This information has been contributed by Professor Amanda Lee.

Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2007 to present
  • Adjunct Professor School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, September 2014 to present
  • 2013-2014 Chief Investigator Food policy options to create healthier food environments, New South Wales Health Department, 2013-14
  • 2013 Lead Chief Investigator Scoping Study to Inform the Development of the new National Nutrition Policy, Nutrition Section, Australian Department of Health and Ageing
  • 2013 Sole Chief Investigator The diet-related health of the Australian population and potential opportunities for the food retail sector, Woolworths Australia Ltd
  • 2012-2013 Sole Chief Investigator Healthy Weight Project, Australian Department of Health and Ageing, 2012-13
  • 2012- ongoing Lead, Food price and affordability module The International Network for Food and Obesity/NCD Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS) auspiced by the International Obesity Taskforce and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Prevention of Obesity
  • Expert Advisor, Dietary Risk Factor Expert Panel, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s, Australian Burden of Disease Study (for both whole of Australia and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health),  March 2015 to present;
  • Expert Advisor, Blood and metabolic disorders expert panel,  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Burden of Disease study, Nov 2014 to present;
  • Member, Australian National Academy of Science’s Nutrition Committee  March 2014 to present;
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel, LiveLighter social marketing strategy, WA, June 2014- present;
  • Chair, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Consumer and Public Health Dialogue November 2013 to present;
  • Chair, National Health and Medical Research Council Dietary Guidelines Working Committee Australia, April 2008 to July 2012.
  • Member, Expert Obesity Advisory Group, Australian National Preventive Health Agency December 2011 to 2013;
  • Nutrition Consultant Nganampa Health Council, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara Lands, Central Australia via Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, December 2011 to present;
  • Consultant Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, 2006-present
  • Director Nutrition and Physical Activity, Queensland Health, January 2000 to December 2011
This information has been contributed by Professor Amanda Lee.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
The Price, Price Differential and Affordability of Healthy (NHMRC Recommended) and Current (Less Healthy) Diets-Implications for Policy and Practice in Australia
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2015
Keywords
Affordability, Fiscal Policy, Food Prices, Healthy Diets
Title
The Partnership Centre on Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-related Chronic Health Problems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
9100001
Start year
2013
Keywords
Title
Socioeconomic Inequality and Diet: A Multilevel Study of Why Socioeconomic Groups Differ in Their Food Purchasing Behaviours
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0560747
Start year
2005
Keywords
Socioeconomic Status, Food Purchasing, Public Health, Diet, Health Inequalities