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Liza is a Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, which is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Liza teaches Public Health Nutrition and Food Sustainability Systems for nutrition and dietetics students. Together with her colleague Julia McCartan, Liza designed one of Australia's first undergraduate units on food sustainability systems for nutrition and dietetics students, which she continues to coordinate.

Liza is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with practical experience in community and clinical dietetics, food service and public health nutrition. These roles have enabled Liza to work in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of remote Western Australia, Alice Springs, the Kingdom of Tonga and Metropolitan Melbourne.  

Liza is an active member of Dieitians Australia's Food and Environment leadership committee and led the development of their first National position paper on Healthy and Sustainable Diets. Liza is an Australian Advisor on the International Confederation of Dietetic Association's (ICDA) sustainable food systems toolkit.

Liza's PhD explored the role of local government policy in promoting a population-wide shift to healthy and environmentally sustainable diets. Liza currently holds a Faculty Education Fellowship (2022-2024) where she is leading an interdisciplinary project to co-design planetary health curriculum with educators and students from various health professions degrees at Monash University. 

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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health Nutrition, PhD, Protecting our planet and our population: the policy response of local governments to facilitate the uptake of healthy and sustainable diet-related practices, MONASH UNIVERSITY

1 Feb 201914 Feb 2023

Award Date: 14 Feb 2023

Research area keywords

  • Planetary Health
  • sustainable food systems
  • Education research
  • social justice
  • capacity building
  • Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • sustainable cities

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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