Ms Lauren Houston is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong and a recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. She is an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and completed a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) with honours, first class in 2015. Ms Houston’s research expertise and publications are associated with quantitative research, survey design, data management, data quality and quality assurance in clinical and allied health research settings. She has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences and awarded best student oral presentation at the Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition 2017. Ms Houston has ties with the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), and reviewed and contributed to the 2018 data centre standards. In 2015 Lauren volunteered in Fiji as a Public Health Nutritionist assisting in the development of community public health nutritional education programs and conducted nutrition assessment screening with high risk patients for type II diabetes mellitus and hypertension.