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Janandani Nanayakkara

PhD (Nutrition), Deakin University

Janandani Nanayakkara recently completed her Ph.D. at School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University. Her research focused on exploring key stakeholder groups' (food system professionals, teachers, parents, and young adults) perceptions of secondary school food literacy education.


  • 2015–2018
    PhD Candidate, Deakin University
  • 2010–2015
    Lecturer, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka


  • 2018 
    PhD (Nutrition), -
  • 2013 
    Master of Philosophy , Food and Nutrition
  • 2007 
    BSc in Food Science and Nutrition, First Class


  • 2018
    Importance of home economics compared to other secondary school subjects: Australian parents’ and young adults’ views, International Journal of Home Economics
  • 2018
    Parents’ and young adults’ perceptions of secondary school food education in Australia, British Food Journal
  • 2018
    Senior secondary school food literacy education: Importance, challenges, and ways of improving, Nutrients
  • 2017
    Teachers’ perspectives of a new food literacy curriculum in Australia', Health Education
  • 2017
    Importance of food literacy education for senior secondary school students: Food system professionals’ opinions, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
  • 2017
    Food professionals’ opinions of the Food Studies curriculum in Australia, British Food Journal

Professional Memberships

  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka