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About L. C. Tapsell

Professor Tapsell is a leading Australian researcher in Nutrition and Dietetics She began her career with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biochemistry and Pharmacology) and Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Sydney,1976)followed by a Masters in Health Personnel Education (UNSW, 1985) and a PhD in Public Health and Nutrition (Wollongong 1996). Her career began as a dietitian and has included employment in hospital and community health settings, before moving to in academia, management and research 1990.
Apart from leading the research team at the Smart Foods Centre, Professor Tapsell also jointly manages the Food and Health Strategic Research Initiative at the University, and has previously led the National Centre of Excellence in Functional Foods.
Since 2003, Professor Tapsell has been the Editor in Chief of Nutrition & Dietetics, the scientific journal of the DAA and Dietitians New Zealand. She is leading the Scientific Program Committee for the International Congress of Dietetics, to be held later this year in Sydney.
She serves on several scientific advisory panels in Australia and overseas, most recently the Expert Working Group on Climate Change and Food Security (Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Committee), and the Dietary Guidelines Working Committee (National Health and Medical Research Council).


Present Professor, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong

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Fax: +61 2 4221 4844
Office: B41.309


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