Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Edith Cowan University

Amanda is the Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Amanda is the program coordinator for Nutrition and supervises postgraduate students in a range of nutrition research areas that extend from regional and remote nutrition and food security, and how patterns of eating impact gut health across the life course, chronic disease and clinical nutrition; food literacy and food and nutrition education. To extend the reach and impact of these research areas, with others Amanda has produced two cookbooks and developed four websites to implement and translate public health and educational projects.

Professor Devine has 25 years’ experience in research at UWA and ECU. As a Professor of Public Health Nutrition at ECU she has worked on 60 nutrition-related research projects with total funding worth over $4.2m where research into practice is a priority. She was Chair of Nutrition Australia WA Division for a decade; has been on the WA Food Science & Technology, School Curriculum and Standards Authority Committee for 10 years and actively researches in nutrition education from the early years to Year 12. She is committed to training our educators using innovative, relevant research informed information delivered through websites.

Amanda is currently a Co-Lead for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Progam at ECU and is passionate about food literacy and investigating the role of nutrition on health and vitality. She is eager to share knowledge of how to nurture mind and body through food variety and optimise wellness and reduce chronic disease..

Professional Associations:
* Nutrition Australia 1994-current
* Associate Member of Dietetic Association 2003-current
* Nutrition Society of Australia 2007-current
* Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2014-2015
* World Public Health Nutrition Association 2014-current
* Research Areas and Interests

Strategic areas of research focus:
* Nutrition Education;
* Food Literacy;
* Gut Health; Chronic Disease and Clinical Nutrition; and
* Food Security.

Qualifications:
* Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1999.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Edith Cowan University