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Monash teaching commitment

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


Dr Elizabeth Barber (nee Manickam) is a Registered Nutritionist and 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

She explores the mechanisms by which functional foods improve metabolic dysfunction and inflammation using advanced molecular nutrition and food science research. Her expertise lies in cell culture, analytical chemistry, molecular and serological assays, clinical study and food and recipe modifications. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry & Cell Biology, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

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

Nutrition, MSc, Universiti Putra Malaysia (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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