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Claire Drummond

Associate Professor in Social Health Sciences, Flinders University

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia. My PhD was in the area of school nutrition education and school canteens and I am still carrying out research in this important area. I am currently evaluating the Right Bite school canteen policy for the DECD and was part of the team which developed the National Healthy Canteen Guidelines commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing. I have been heavily involved in a number of high profile research grants in the areas of: childhood physical activity, health promoting schools and childhood and adolescent nutrition education. I am a qualitative researcher who is regularly called on to lend research and content expertise to studies involving children's nutrition education, physical activity, health promotion and school food within Australia. My current research is looking at Adolescent Girls Engagement with Physical Activity and I have also published in the area of boys nutrition and physical activity.


  • –present
    Associate Professor Social Health Sciences, Flinders University


  • 2008 
    UniSA, PhD
  • 2005 
    UniSA, Honours (Health Sciences)
  • 2004 
    UniSA, BAppSci (Human Movement)


  • 2014
    Implementation of mandatory nutritional guidelines in South Australian primary school canteens: A qualitative study, Improving Schools,
  • 2014
    My dad's a 'barbie' man and my mum's the cooking girl: Boys and the social construction of food and nutrition, Journal of Child Health Care
  • 2014
    It's all about the six-pack: Boys bodies in contemporary Western culture, Journal of Child Health Care
  • 2013
    Physical activity and nutrition in low socioeconomic schools: A collaborative health based model between Flinders University and South Adelaide Football Club, Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement
  • 2012
    Using Goffman's Theories of Social Interaction to Reflect First Time Mothers' Experiences With the Social Norms of Infant Feeding, Qualitative Health Research
  • 2012
    Boys and their teeth: A qualitative investigation of boys' oral health in early childhood, Journal of Child Health Care
  • 2012
    Examining primary and secondary school canteens and their place within the school system: a South Australian study, Health Education Research,
  • 2010
    Using nutrition education and cooking classes in primary schools to encourage healthy eating, ournal of Student Wellbeing