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Dr Mary Hannan-Jones
Senior Lecturer
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
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PhD (University of Queensland), MHltSc (Queensland University of Technology), GradDipNutDiet (Queensland University of Technology), BAppSc (Queensland University of Technology)

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


Dr Mary Hannan-Jones is the Academic Lead Education and Discipline Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Mary has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian for over 28 years with professional experience in both the tertiary education and public sector settings in nutrition and dietetics.   Mary’s professional leadership is recognised in being awarded Fellow status by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), being one of 22 Fellows of a membership of 7000 dietitians. Mary is recognised internationally in the field of nutrition and dietetics for expertise in the management of foodservices and regularly undertakes high level consultancies and commercial research for government and industry, including as an expert witness, and provides advice in nutrition and dietetics training in this area.

Mary leads a team of over 15 academic staff in the nutrition and dietetics discipline and is responsible for the development, implementation and quality assurance of curriculums in Nutrition and Dietetics and Exercise Science fields within the School.

Mary teaches into the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (honours) program, which is one of the longest accredited programs in Australia (at over 43 years). Mary’s current teaching is in the area of foodservice management, dietetic leadership as well as honours research.

Mary is currently supervising eight PhD and Master of Philosophy students in research areas of quality and hospital foodservices; vegan diet and B12; as well as clinical dietetic areas of wound healing; nasogastric feed positioning and non-diet approach and health professional practice in weight management. Mary holds an honorary research position at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital, and supports research particularly focussed on hospital foodservices and service quality.

Mary has led the development and implementation of evidenced based nutrition standards for the correctional sector to assure nutritional adequacy of food provision and continues to make significant contributions to similar nutrition standards in the health sector along with the underpinning research and service evaluation.

Mary is active in the dietetics profession and was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Barbara Chester Award, with Mary’s contributions including as a past director of the Association and chair of the Scientific and Social Program for the 2014 National Conference.  Mary is currently the chair of the Dietetic Credentialing Council which has oversight of the codes of conduct and certification of dietitians in Australia.


This information has been contributed by Dr Mary Hannan-Jones.


  • XNH356 Contemporary Management and Practice of Food and Nutrition Services (Subject for 3rd year Nutrition and Dietetic students)
  • XNB447 Clinical Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics – Foodservice Management (Work Integrated Learning subject for 4th year Nutrition and Dietetic students)
  • XNH448 Leadership in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice (Capstone subject for 4th year Nutrition and Dietetic students)
This information has been contributed by Dr Mary Hannan-Jones.


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