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Senior Lecturer, James Cook University

Dympna Leonard has extensive experience in public health nutrition in remote Australia and Pacific Island countries, working on food supply, food security, chronic disease prevention and nutrition in maternal and child health. Dympna is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and an Accredited Nutritionist (AN).

Research and Professional Interests

Research ranging from prevalence of chronic disease among residents of remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, food supply and cost of healthy food choices in remote communities, with current focus on nutrition and anaemia prevention in early childhood and interest in initiating research into a nutrition intervention to reduce lead absorption by young children, in a mining town setting.