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Lecturer in Nutrition, RMIT University

Dr Lisa Newman is a lecturer and academic at RMIT University. Lisa has a background in nutrition and food science, specifically sensory science. She completed her PhD at Deakin University where she specialised in understanding individual variation in how we perceive ‘fat taste’ and how it links with our dietary intake.

Lisa is interested in how the senses and consumer perceptions affect food selectivity, dietary behaviours, appetite and nutritional quality of our diets. Of interest are sustainable foods and alternative protein sources, including understanding Australian consumer perceptions and barriers to the consumption of edible insects.

In addition, Lisa is also interested in the dietary behaviours of toddlers, specifically how their food preferences develop during childhood, and how sensory play may have a role in curbing fussy eating. She is also interested in multisensory flavour perception and consumer choice behaviour including the use of digital technologies.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Nutrition, RMIT University


  • 2014 
    Deakin University, PhD