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PhD Student


Joelie Mandzufas is a PhD student with the University of Western Australia, co-located with the Food and Nutrition Research team at Telethon Kids Institute (the Institute). She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching.

Joelie has over 7 years’ research experience with projects in the health promotion areas of obesity prevention (nutrition and the built environment); reducing harms from alcohol; the impact of COVID-19 in schools; and economic, process and outcome evaluation of early childhood development programs. Her thesis will investigate the food practices of apartment residents in Australia using a mixed methods approach, with the aim to make recommendations to improve the community food environment and healthy food practices of residents.