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Lisa Barker is a Registered Dietitian with international experience in clinical dietetics in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Since graduating in 2002, Lisa has specialized in the area of malnutrition, nutrition support and gastrointestinal surgery.  She completed her PhD in 2015 and has been involved in the teaching, support and assessment of dietetics students in Australia, the UK and the USA for the past 12 years.  Lisa is an advocate for providing students with authentic experiences during their training and competency based assessment and enjoys sharing her passion for clinical dietetics with students.   She is proud to have recently joined the team at Monash University and looks forward to preparing the future generation of dietitians.


Lisa has 6 publications including 4 first author publications.


Lisa recently participated in the American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition conference in Phoenix, USA, and was an invited speaker on Malnutrition and the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam at the University of San Diego Health in 2019.

Research interests

In 2015, Lisa completed her PhD focusing on malnutrition in hospitalised patients.  Her research helped bring about practice changes in Victorian public hospitals around malnutrition documentation and coding practices, as well as the provision of appropriate nutrition care for patients prior to surgery.  Lisa was the recipient of three awards for the work she completed as part of her PhD.

Monash teaching commitment

Lisa has recently returned from the USA and joined the Nutrition and Dietetics team at Monash University.  Lisa contributes to the clinical nutrition teaching program providing expert clinical nutrition direction and knowledge, including teaching, curriculum development and assessment.

Community service

Lisa is an active member of the Academy of Dietetics, San Diego Chapter and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Nutrition, PhD, Malnutrition – Significance, prevalence and impact on the hospitalised surgical patient

Research area keywords

  • malnutrition
  • nutrition assessment
  • gastrointestinal surgery

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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