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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

Education/Academic qualification



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Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Supply Medicine & Life Sciences
Australian Capital Territory Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
nutrition science Social Sciences
food security Agriculture & Biology
food Social Sciences
Charities Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Output 2006 2019

Food Supply
Food Quality

Development of nutrition science competencies for undergraduate degrees in Australia

LAWLIS, T., Torres, S., Coates, A., Clark, K., Charlton, K., Sinclair, A., Wood, L. G. & Devine, A., 2019, In : Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 28, 1, p. 166-176 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutritional Sciences
Food Technology

Nutrition Science Competencies for Australian undergraduate nutrition science degrees: A joint NSA and ANT initiative Nutrition Society of Australia ASM Canberra 27-30 November

LAWLIS, T., Coates, A. & Iuliano, S., 2019, Proceedings: Abstracts of the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia, QT Hotel, Canberra, Australia 27-30 November 2018. 2 ed. Vol. 5. p. 57-58 2 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

nutrition science
required area

The sociology of allied health: Second Opinion: An introduction to Health Sociology 6th Edition

WILLIAMS, L. & LAWLIS, T., 2019, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology. 6th ed. Docklands, Victoria: Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand, p. 541-568 27 p. (Second Opinion; no. 6th Edition).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter in text book

Referral and Consultation
Delivery of Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

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