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NSA Early Career Masterclass

Forging a career in nutrition science: pathways and perspectives

Many PhD students intend to pursue a career in nutrition science, most often in academia. However, evidence suggests that few students will go on to secure a permanent academic post or have a successful research-only career. This Masterclass aims to provide student and early career nutrition scientists insight into potential career pathways related to research, education and industry. It also aims to provide tips and strategies on how to build a successful profile/CV in those respective areas and what students could be doing to enhance their employment prospects after graduation.

Example areas that your presentations may wish to focus on:

  • Your career path and any key learnings along the way (draw on your unique pathway in relation to teaching, research and industry experiences, where relevant)
  • Career advice/strategies
  • How to build a competitive CV (from a teaching, research or industry perspective, where relevant)
  • Impactful tips – how to differentiate yourself from others (i.e. how to value add to undergraduate/graduate degrees)
  • Transferable skills (now and into the future)
  • Where to find sources of support

Date: Monday 2 December 2019
Time: 9:45 to 13:00 hours
Venue: City Hall, Newcastle (Room TBA)


NNEdPro Pre-Conference Workshop

Advocacy, Implementation & Application: Promoting Nutrition Education in Health Professionals

A major focus will be around nutrition competencies for all health professions, including:

  • methodologies for the development of competency standards
  • examples from different professional organisations
  • current nutrition competency standards and strategies for updating and adoption

Please send all enquiries to Prof Eleanor Beck, Chair ANZ NNEdPro,

Monday 2 December 

University of Newcastle, New Space building (cnr Hunter St & Auckland St)
X-803 Teal Room


Nutrition Science Competencies, Degree Coordinator Workshop

Facilitators: Dr Karin Clark, Professor Amanda Devine


Nutrition Science is complex, multi-dimensional and continually evolving, as are the degrees of study in Australia.

Purpose and who should attend:

Coordinators of degrees in Nutrition Science, Food & Nutrition Science and BSc (Nutrition major) are warmly invited to attend a workshop to introduce the contemporary Nutrition Science Competencies and their intended purpose [1]. Coordinators will have the chance to trial a mapping tool to identify the strengths and opportunities in their curricula and discuss future application of the competencies tool. A major outcome of the workshop would be to create a community of practice of Nutrition Science educators and Degree Coordinators to share our strengths and diversity within the one discipline.

Date: Monday 2 December, 10-12 noon
Time: 10-12 noon
Venue: University of Newcastle, NeW Space building (cnr Hunter St & Auckland St), X-803 Teal Room.

For further information please contact Dr Karin Clark or Professor Amanda Devine


  1. Lawlis, T., S.J. Torres, A.M. Coates, K. Clark, K.E. Charlton, A.J. Sinclair, L.G. Wood, and A. Devine, Development of nutrition science competencies for undergraduate degrees in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019. 28(1): p. 166-176.  doi: 10.6133/apjcn.201903_28(1).0022.

Decadal Plan for the Science of Nutrition – Where to next?

Facilitators: Prof Mike Gidley and other members of the National Nutrition Committee of the Australian Academy of Science


The National Nutrition Committee of the Australian Academy of Science has recently published a Decadal Plan for the Science of Nutrition ( This identified research trends and targets, with priority actions around establishing a National Capability for Nutrition Data and a ‘Trusted Voice’.

 Purpose and who should attend:

The workshop will discuss current plans to progress towards establishing a National Capability for Nutrition Data and a ‘Trusted Voice’. In addition, the use of the Decadal Plan to support grant applications, conference organisation and curriculum planning will be discussed. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions around any aspect of the Decadal Plan.

Delegates who are interested in the strategic direction of nutrition science and those who have an interest in being part of a national push towards improved generation, curation and communication of nutrition data should attend.

Workshop date and location

Tuesday 3 December
5:00pm - 7:00pm

University of Newcastle, NeW Space building (cnr Hunter St & Auckland St), X-502 Teal Room.

Please note there is no charge to attend this workshop



Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Meeting – Satellite Seminar

Measuring dietary intake: new approaches to collect, analyse and interpret data

Friday 6 December 2019

NewSpace, Room X803, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia

Assessing individual dietary intake plays an important role in surveillance, epidemiology, and determining the effect of interventions. However, collection, analysis and interpretation of dietary intake data is not without its challenges. In this half-day seminar, advances in methods to address these challenges will be presented, along with updates on the Australian Food Composition Program and the next National Nutrition Survey.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Clare Collins, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Deb Kerr, Curtin University
  • Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, University of Sydney
  • Professor Sarah McNaughton, Deakin University
  • Dr Tracy McCaffrey, Monash University
  • Mr Paul Atyeo and Mr Robert Long, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Ms Shari Tompsett, Food Standards Australian and New Zealand
  • Dr Megan Rollo, University of Newcastle

Cost: $50 for Nutrition Society of Australia members; $65 for non-members. Includes tea/coffee, morning tea and lunch.

Registration: Please register via the link below. Dietary requirements can be provided at the time of registration. Registrations close 22nd November 2019.

Contact: Dr Megan Rollo,

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