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Personal profile

Monash teaching commitment

  • Human Nutrition
  • Food Science, Skills & Composition
  • Kitchen Practical Classes


Dr Elizabeth Barber (nee Manickam) is a full time lecturer, appointed to teach subjects associated with food science, human nutrition and biochemistry at the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. Dr Barber obtained her PhD from Monash University and postdoctoral training from Deakin University.

Research interests

The influence of functional foods and bioactive compounds to human health and reversing metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes & cancer)

The importance of healthy eating lifestyle and cultural differences in food choices

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry & Cell Biology, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Food Science & Technology, BSc, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (University Putra Malaysia)

Nutrition, MSc, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (University Putra Malaysia)

Research area keywords

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Food Science
  • Food Chemistry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Obesity & Diabetes
  • Ethnic cuisine
  • Food Safety
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Bioactive Compounds
  • Polyphenols


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