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Tanya has been an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics since January 2013. Prior to this, Tanya worked in the Discipline as a Lecturer and Teaching Fellow. Tanya has worked as a Research Officer with the former Healthpact Research Centre, University of Canberra, the Centre for Clinical Governance in Research, University of New South Wales and at the Centre for Health Stewardship, Australian National University.

Tanya holds the position of Chair ACT Branch Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) and is a member of the NSA National Council and the NSA Registration Committee.

Tanya's research interests include:

  • Food Security in the homeless and low socioeconomic population groups (women, children and single fathers)
  • Food literacy for low socio-economic population groups including university students
  • Nutrition and Obesity in Childhood/Teenage years 
  • Interprofessional education and simulation in the health and non-health domains
  • Competencies for Nutrition Science 
  • First year student engagement and professional identity

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Output 2006 2018

2 Citations

Achieving the four dimensions of food security for resettled refugees in Australia: A systematic review

Lawlis, T., Islam, W. & Upton, P. Apr 2018 In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, 2, p. 182-192 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Food Supply
Conservation of Natural Resources
Social Support
health care

Optimizing Gestational Weight Gain With the Eating4Two Smartphone App: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Davis, D., Davey, R., Williams, L. T., Foureur, M., Nohr, E., Knight-Agarwal, C., Lawlis, T., Oats, J., Skouteris, H. & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. 30 May 2018 In : JMIR Research Protocols. 7, 5, p. e146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Prenatal Care
Social Class
8 Citations
Randomized Controlled Trials
Healthy Volunteers
2 Citations

Food allergy in schools: The importance of government involvement

Lawlis, T., Bakonyi, S. & Williams, L. T. 1 Feb 2017 In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 74, 1, p. 82-87 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Hypersensitivity