• The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Amelia Harray is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and Academic, who is a clinical dietetic researcher at the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute, and the Founder and Director of a novel online dietetic business, Eat Sustainably. At only 28 months post-PhD (FTE), Amelia has secured $8,933,204 in competitive research funds, including $423,522 as CIA/Principal Investigator. She has maintained an active publication record, authoring 19 peer-reviewed publications (n=7 as primary author), and presenting scientific abstracts at 12 international and 19 national conferences (n=18 as primary or senior author). Her two broad areas of interest and dietetic practice include environmentally sustainable dietary behaviours, and the role of nutrition in the daily management of paediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Amelia thrives off working in a team and supporting and encouraging others in science, especially women. She is an Investigator on the Plastic Exposure Reduction Transforms Health (PERTH) Trial at the University of Western Australia Medical School, and is the Clinical Lead of a team of Accredited Practising Dietitians, medical doctors, and nurses. This Trial is measuring changes in health outcomes as a result of reducing plastic chemical exposure through a dietary intervention.

Amelia has been lecturing in the Master of Dietetics and Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) at Curtin University for more than 11 years, and has built capacity by training undergraduate and postgraduate students and dietitians (6 masters, 5 honours students, 5 work experience students and a provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Nutrition & Dietetics, PhD, Healthy & sustainable dietary practices in Western Australian adults, Curtin University

Award Date: 9 Jan 2019

Nutrition and Dietetics, Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics, Curtin University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2011

Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Curtin University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2010

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, Telethon Kids Institute

2022 → …

Senior Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute

20192022

Adjunct Research Fellow, Curtin University

2012 → …

Lecturer (Sessional), Curtin University

2012 → …

Industry keywords

  • Health
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Clinical Trials
  • Children and Young People
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Dietary assessment
  • Nutrition
  • dietary practices
  • dietetics

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