Heather Hunwick

Heather Hunwick


  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Born in Canada.  Early schooling led to an interest in science and food.  It was at the time an obvious choice to study for a B.Sc (Nutrition and Chemistry). A post-graduate year in Montreal followed.  My early professional career as a dietitian was in hospital food service.  This led to a senior role establishing a food and nutrition department in a new hospital in Ottawa.  A move to Australia saw a transition to a state wide role in the NSW Health Department.  Another direction followed in the private health care sector consulting to aged care and nutrition education.  A MBA degree and a further MA in Gastronomy marked a move into  a broader food role in history of nutrition and dietetics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Nutrition/Chemistry, B.Sc, Acadia University

Post Grad Dip Montreal General, P Dt.

Business, MBA, Macquarie University

Gastronomy, MA History, University of Adelaide

External positions

Dietitians Association of Australia

member, American Society for the study of food and society

Australian Food History Network


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