Lecturer, Monash University

Liza works in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a lecturer. Liza convenes Public Health Nutrition and Food Sustainability Systems units for BNutSci and MNutDiet. Liza is a co-convenor of Australia's Right to Food Coalition.

Liza is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over a decade of practical experience in Community Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition. Liza has worked in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of remote Western Australia, Alice Springs, the Kingdom of Tonga and Metropolitan Melbourne. Liza worked as the National Nutrition Programs Manager at SecondBite, a non-profit food rescue organisation where she developed, implemented and evaluated two programs which strengthen capacity amongst individuals experiencing hardship throughout Australia. Liza's research interests involve supporting Australia's charitable food workforce to address the determinants of food insecurity and working towards a food system which is healthy, sustainable and equitable.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2012–2015
    Nutrition Programs Manager, SecondBite
  • 2009–2012
    Community Dietitian, Star Health
  • 2008–2009
    Public Health Dietitian, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Tonga
  • 2008–2008
    Clinical Dietitian, Alice Springs Hospital
  • 2004–2006
    Community Dietitian, Gascoyne Population Health Unit

Education

  • 2012 
    Monash University, Master of Public Health
  • 2009 
    Curtin University, Graduate Certificate of International Health
  • 2006 
    Curtin University, Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
  • 2003 
    Monash University, Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics

Publications

  • 2017
    An impact evaluation of the FoodMate programme: perspectives of homeless young people and staff, Health Education Journal
  • 2017
    Determining the reach and capacity of rural and regional Aboriginal community food programs in Victoria, Rural & Remote Health
  • 2017
    Communities of practice to improve public health outcomes: a systematic review, Journal of Knowledge Management
  • 2016
    Exploring nutrition capacity in Australia’s charitable food sector, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 2016
    Challenges and opportunities for measuring the impact of a nutrition programme amongst young people at risk of food insecurity: a pilot study, Nutrition Bulletin
  • 2014
    Sharing the tracks to good tucker: identifying the benefits and challenges of implementing community food programs for Aboriginal communities in Victoria, Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • 2012
    Impact of the Social Café Meals Program: a qualitative investigation, Australian Journal of Primary Health

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Taking action on food security in high income countries
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Monash Warwick Alliance Seed Fund
  • 2016
    Farm to Families Evaluation
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    City of Whittlesea
  • 2012
    The relationship between food security and social inclusion: are dietitians seeing the bigger picture?
    Role:
    Masters Student Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Dietitians Association of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Australia's Right to Food Coalition
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
  • Sustain: the Australian Food Network