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Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University

Associate Professor Lauren Ball is an experienced researcher, writer, and lead of the Healthy Primary Care research team at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. In addition, Lauren is on the research committee for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Griffith University and Co-Lead of the Healthy Lifestyles Group at Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Recently, Lauren was appointed to the NHMRC Expert Committee tasked with revising the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

A/Prof Ball is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, NHMRC Investigator and the Global Strategy Lead at the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge, UK. She sits on the Griffith University Council, as well as on the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Australian Journal of General Practice and is Associate Editor for Family Practice and the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics.

As one of Australia’s leading primary care researchers, Lauren’s work is helping all people, patients, and practitioners in primary care to reach their full health potential. Lauren works with community members, health professionals, education providers, and professional bodies to reach her goal of reorienting primary health care to focus on prevention through healthy lifestyles.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor, Griffith University