Liza works in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a lecturer. Liza coordinates Australia's first compulsory unit on Food Sustainability Systems for BNutSci students. Liza is currently a PhD Candidate and recipient of an NHMRC Post-Graduate Research Scholarship. Liza's PhD is exploring the role of local government in facilitating the uptake of healthy and environmentally sustainable diet-related practices.
Liza is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with 18 years 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.