Professor Linda Tapsell

Professor Tapsell is a leading academic in the discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds an undergraduate qualification in Science (Biochemistry and Pharmacology), post graduate qualifications in Dietetics and in Medical Education and a PhD in Nutrition and Public Health. Previously she has served as Director the ARC Key Centre for Smart Foods and the National Centre of Excellence in Functional Foods; as well as a discipline expert for NHMRC grant review panels, the Australia India Strategic Research Fund, and the Medical and Health Sciences panel of Excellence in Research Australia (ERA). She has contributed significantly to nutrition research translation including a 2010 PMSEIC report, Australia and Food Security in a Changing World, and the NHMRC/DoHA Australian Dietary Guidelines 2012. She is now on the Advisory Committee currently reviewing the Nutrient Reference Values for Australians and continues to serve on several international science advisory committees. She is a long standing member of the American Society of Nutrition, a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Editor / chief author of the textbookFood, Nutrition and Health (Oxford University Press). Professor Tapsell experienced 15 years working in health services before becoming an academic, and is Editor in Chief of the Journal Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a strong track record in dietary trials addressing lifestyle and chronic disease risk and to date has supervised 18 successful PhD students. She has attracted over $15M in research funding including category 1 grants, and has over 170 publications in scientific journals.