Researcher biography

Megan is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health. Her program of research is focused on approaches to support local decision-makers design effective policy interventions to improve nutrition and food security outcomes, through incorporating evidence and an understanding of the policy context. Megan’s research in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community retail settings follows a public health and nutrition career working in policy and service provision in government, remote retail and the international development sectors.

Megan is currently a Chief/Associate Investigator on four grants totalling $3.6million: Making healthy food choices the easy choice to reduce CVD risk for people in remote Indigenous communities: effectiveness of community nutrition reports to support store committees to create health-enabling stores; A Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health; Healthy Stores 2020: Reducing retail merchandising of discretionary food and beverages in remote Indigenous community stores; Promoting Incentives for healthy food Choice with retailer-led Economic interventions.