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Research interests

  • Household food insecurity
  • Measurement of food insecurity
  • Interventions as pathways out of food insecurity
  • Public health nutiriton teaching and practice
  • Mixed methods research methodology


Sue is a public health nutrition researcher and lecturer with the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, Monash University. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian she has over 20 years’ experience working across community and public health nutrition settings in Australia. Through this experience she developed her research interest, household food security in high income countries. Her PhD research explored the existence and experience of food insecurity in low-to middle income Melbourne households. Her research interests include; population surveillance and monitoring of food security, strategies to prevent and pathways out of food insecurity with a specific focus on local government. Sue is the convener of the Australian Household Food Security Research Collaboration. 

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

Research area keywords

  • Food Security
  • Public health nutrition
  • Household Food Insecurity
  • Lived Experience of Food Insecurity


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