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Liza is a teaching affiliate and PhD candidate in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Liza commenced teaching at Monash University in January 2010 and currently teaches Public Health Nutrition and Food Sustainability Systems units for BNutSci, BND and MND students. Liza also co-convenes Australia's Right to Food Coalition (Vic/Tas Chapter) and is part of the Dietitians Association of Australia's Food and Environment committee. 

Liza is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with over a decade of practical experience in Community Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition. Liza has worked in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of remote Western Australia, Alice Springs, the Kingdom of Tonga and Metropolitan Melbourne. Most recently, Liza worked as the National Nutrition Programs Manager at SecondBite, a non-profit food rescue organisation where she developed, implemented and evaluated two programs which build capacity and long-term food security amongst individuals experiencing hardship throughout Australia.

Liza's PhD seeks to describe the role of local governments in promoting healthy and environmentally sustainable food behaviours, and to understand the way that evidence is used in developing these policy interventions. 

Research area keywords

  • food security
  • sustainable food systems
  • food literacy
  • social justice
  • capacity building
  • Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • sustainable cities

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Research Output

Communities of practice to improve public health outcomes: a systematic review

Barbour, L., Armstrong, R., Condron, P. & Palermo, C., 2018, In : Journal of Knowledge Management. 22, 2, p. 326-343 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

An impact evaluation of the FoodMate programme: Perspectives of homeless young people and staff

Meiklejohn, S. J., Barbour, L. & Palermo, C. E., 1 Nov 2017, In : Health Education Journal. 76, 7, p. 829-841 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Determining the reach and capacity of rural and regional aboriginal community food programs in Victoria

Gooey, M. L., Browne, J., Thorpe, S. & Barbour, L., 2017, In : Rural and Remote Health. 17, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Exploring nutrition capacity in Australia's charitable food sector

Wingrove, K., Barbour, L. & Palermo, C., Nov 2017, In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 74, 5, p. 495-501 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges and opportunities for measuring the impact of a nutrition programme amongst young people at risk of food insecurity: A pilot study

Barbour, L. R., Ho, M. Y. L., Davidson, Z. E. & Palermo, C. E., 2016, In : Nutrition Bulletin. 41, 2, p. 122 - 129 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (Teaching Excellence) - Monash Nutrition Indigenous Curriculum Working Group

Julia McCartan (Recipient), Aimee Dordevic (Recipient), Andrea Bryce (Recipient), Nicole Kellow (Recipient), Janeane Dart (Recipient), Liza Barbour (Recipient), Julie Brimblecombe (Recipient) & Chiara Murgia (Recipient), Aug 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence: Monash Nutrition Indigenous Curriculum Working Group

Julia McCartan (Recipient), Janeane Dart (Recipient), Andrea Bryce (Recipient), Aimee Dordevic (Recipient), Liza Barbour (Recipient), Nicole Kellow (Recipient) & Julie Brimblecombe (Recipient), 27 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)