Tanya Lawlis


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PhD projects

Food Access/Food insecurity in disadvantaged population groups (elderly, single fathers) Food Access and impact on child/teenage school attendance and grades


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Tanya Lawlis is an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. She is a Program Director in the Faculty of Health, has oversight of the Professional Core stream and convenes the Work Integrated Learning Units in the non-clinical health programs. Tanya is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), UC Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Scholarship and in 2015 was awarded three Vice Chancellor’s Awards - Teaching Excellence, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning-team award; and, USS Recognition. Tanya led a national team to review and update the National Nutrition Science Competencies and holds various positions within the Nutrition Society of Australia. She is a Registered Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia and an Accredited Nutritionist with the Dietitians Association of Australia.


Tanya's research interests include:

  • Food Security in the homeless and low socioeconomic population groups (women and children)
  • Food literacy for low socio-economic population groups including university students
  • Interprofessional education in the non-clinical and non-health domains
  • Competencies for Nutrition Science 
  • Impact of Work-Integrated Learning on the development of employability skills and graduate outcomes

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Canberra

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

Bachelor, University of Canberra

Award Date: 1 Dec 2003


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