Personal details

Name
Professor Danielle Gallegos
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone
+61 7 3069 7523
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Murdoch University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Danielle is currently an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian (AdvAPD) and a Fellow of the Dietitians Australia (FDA). Danielle is also a member of the Public Health Association of Australia and the World Public Health Nutrition Association.

Keywords

food security, food literacy, child nutrition, public health nutrition, qualitative methodologies, culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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

Biography

Professor Danielle Gallegos is the Chair of the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research funded by the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation. She has over thirty years of experience as a practicing dietitian with fifteen of those as a public health nutritionist and ten years in academia.

Since arriving in academia Danielle has built a research portfolio that emphasises qualitative methodologies in areas related to social justice and the evaluation of nutrition/physical activity programs. Her main area of research interest focuses on food security and early infant feeding. The majority of her work has occurred in the development and evaluation of programs for specific sub-populations, including refugee families, youth in transition and other potentially marginalised groups.  She has a particular understanding of nutrition programs that operate at all three levels encompassing environmental, policy and educational strategies.

Under the auspices of the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research she will be focussing on the following projects:

– Building a co-design framework for children’s nutrition research

– Developing a portfolio of solutions to assist feeding families in tough times and keeping children from being hungry

– Working with primary schools to develop a methodology to build bespoke food literacy programs

Danielle is currently supervising seven PhD students and one Masters by research. She has had 16 successful completions. Topics include: nutrition policy: infant feeding in Australia and Ethiopia; food security coping strategies; food security in the Mekong delta, Viet Nam; food security in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; diabetes prevention and management in Pasifika women in Brisbane; infant feeding and nutrition practices in early childhood education and care settings; development of nutrition screening and assessment in acute care settings in Viet Nam; and dietary counseling of COPD patients in Viet Nam.

Her teaching has been in the area of community and public health nutrition and research. Her recent book edited with Mark Wahlqvist Food and Nutrition: Sustainable Food and Health Systems (Allen & Unwin) was published in 2020 and provides an innovative approach to teaching nutrition in the tertiary sector.

This information has been contributed by Professor Danielle Gallegos.

Teaching

Danielle currently teaches into the following areas of the nutrition science and nutrition and dietetic program:

  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Honours.

 

Danielle has a strong interest in the development and integration of cultural intelligence into curricula.

This information has been contributed by Professor Danielle Gallegos.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Awarded Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia in recognition of high level national and international contribution to the profession. One of 16 Fellows in 2018.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2017
Details
Chairperson of the Council of Deans of Nutrition and Dietetics representing 18 universities offering nutrition and dietetics program in Australia and New Zealand. This is a strategic council providing high level advice to the Australian Dietetics Council, Australian Academy of Sciences and other high level bodies.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice-Chancellors Performance Award for HDR supervision
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Presented with the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Award for services in nutrition and dietetics in Ho Chi Minh City
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Nutrition and Dietetics; Medical Journal of Australia; Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health; Journal of Sociology

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Talk About Food Insecurity: The social construction of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food insecurity in southern Brisbane
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leonie Cox
  • From ludic to lucid. Exploring playful participatory approaches to designing for wicked problems in digital health
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oksana Zelenko, Dr Rafael Gomez
  • Exploring Household Food Insecurity Through The Livelihoods Framework
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Julie-Anne Carroll
  • Exploring food security among people with lived refugee experiences using a co-design approach
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Ignacio Correa-Velez, Dr Kate Murray
  • THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF NUTRITION ASSESSMENT TOOLS TO EXPLORE DETERMINANTS OF CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN URBAN VIETNAM
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Smita Nambiar-Mann, Associate Professor Jolieke van der Pols
  • A Qualitative Exploration of the Impacts of Climate Change on Food and Nutrition Security Diet-Related Non-Communicable Diseases in Vanuatu
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Hilary Bambrick

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)