Following the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in July 2021, majoring in Population Health and Italian Studies, Tanisha Cayley began working at Telethon Kids Institute as a research volunteer within the Cardiometabolic Sunhealth team. Under the guidance of team head Shelley Gorman, Tanisha was able to put into practice the research skills learnt during her Bachelor’s degree, affirming her desire to pursue research as a career.
As such, Tanisha began her Honours degree in Population Health at UWA at the beginning of 2022, which she is due to complete in November 2022. Tanisha’s Honour’s project is focused on gaining perceptions of food business owners about the current state of ‘Kids’ Meals’ in Perth cafes and restaurants, and is supported by her supervisors Dr Siobhan Hickling (UWA) and Dr Gina Trapp (Head of TKI Food and Nutrition Team). Tanisha’s key research interests include food and nutrition, health promotion, epidemiology and global health.