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Senior Research Officer

BSc (Hons) MNutr&Diet PhD

Alexia holds a PhD in Public Health Nutrition and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist. She has a clinical background in chronic disease management and has previously worked in teaching roles within the discipline of Public Health at The University of Notre Dame and The University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on understanding how the surrounding food environment influences dietary behaviours and risk of obesity.

During her time at the Telethon Kids Institute, Alexia has contributed to several projects within the Food and Nutrition Team and held various research and governance roles supporting the ORIGINS Project.

Alexia is currently working on building a state-wide uniform and centralised, geospatial database of all food businesses in WA as part of the Food Atlas Study. This project aims to create an online, interactive web-based tool to visualise and quantify the location of all food businesses across WA.