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Dr Margaret Murray is a Dietitian and Lecturer with the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, at Monash University.  Margaret has a passion for delivering authentic and engaging education.  She developed and coordinates two units in the multi-disciplinary Master of Food Science and Agribusiness, delivering the food, nutrition and human health content. These units are a culmination of her interests in nutrition, health and sustainability, and consider the challenges facing our food system of delivering a healthy and sustainable diet for all.  This includes a collaboration with the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative and use of their DELTA Model as a teaching tool.  

Research interests

Margaret's research specialisation is coordinating human clinical trials, including both postprandial and long-term interventions.  Her research focuses on investigating the health impacts of bioactive compounds in food.  Previous research of Margaret's focused on psychosocial outcomes in weight management, and Indigenous health education at Monash University.  Margaret is also getting more involved with education research and researching food system sustainability as it relates to human health.

University Service

Margaret has completed a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and previously held the elected role of Faculty of Science Early Career Researcher (ECR) representative (2020-21), and contributed as Wellbeing Champion and Green Impact program team leader within the School of Chemistry.  Margaret currently chairs the FMNHS ECR Symposium Committee. 

Monash teaching commitment

Unit co-ordinator for:

  • FSC5040 Food, nutrition and health
  • FSC5041 Advanced food, nutrition and health

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
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Nutrition, Doctor of Philosophy, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Mar 2015Sep 2018

Award Date: 21 Jan 2019

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Jan 2018Dec 2018

Nutrition Science, Honours degree of the Bachelor of Nutrition, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Research area keywords

  • Tertiary education
  • Food and Health
  • Clinical research
  • Education research
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Nutrition Sciences


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