Gina Trapp

Dr, BHlthSc PhD W.Aust., RPHNutr Nutrition Society of Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M560), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Gina Trapp is a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and Deputy Head of the Health Promotion & Education Research Team (39 staff) at the Telethon Kids Institute. She also holds a Research Fellow Adjunct position at the UWA School of Population and Global Health and is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist recognised by the Nutrition Society of Australia.

At only 4 years post-PhD, Gina has 89 publications (over half of which are published in the top 10% of journals in their field), has delivered 107 conference/seminar presentations (35 as invited/keynote speaker) and has secured research funds totalling in excess of $6.14M. She has been the recipient of 34 research awards and prizes and in recognition of her commitment and outstanding contribution to research, was recently awarded The University of Western Australia’s, ‘Vice Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Research Excellence’, the Telethon Kids Institute’s, ‘Early-Mid Career Research Contribution Award’, and the Australian Health Promotion Association’s, ‘Excellence in Health Promotion Practice’.

She was also formerly recognised by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science as ‘One of Western Australia’s Most Outstanding Young Scientists’, receiving the 2015, ‘Western Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award’ which recognises intellectual and scientific excellence.


Bridging the disciplines of nutrition, public health, geography and urban planning, Gina’s program of research is helping to understand how the environments within which children live, play and go to school influence the types of foods they eat; providing the key evidence necessary to underpin public health and urban planning policy and practice changes to create healthy food environments.

She currently leads three NHMRC, Healthway and WA Health Department-funded research projects focussing on understanding and measuring school, community, consumer and cultural food environments (including emerging food trends such as energy drink consumption in children) in collaboration with key stakeholders, health organisations, urban planners, local government and the community.


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