Institute for the Study of Social Change

Sandra Murray

Sandra Murray

Ms Sandy Murray

Lecturer – Food, Nutrition and Public Health

BSc, GradDip Nutrition & Dietitics, GradCert in Sports Nutrition, GradCert Management (Marketing), Masters of Public Health, Grad Cert in Learning Teaching Higher Ed.

Contact Details

Contact Campus Newnham Campus
Building Building C
Room Reference C128
Telephone +61 3 6324 5493
Fax +61 3 6324 3995


Sandra Murray has over 20 years' experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and is currently a lecturer within the School of Health Science lecturing in Food and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tasmania, Launceston. She has previously worked in a range of settings including private practice, public health nutrition, community health, health promotion and food industry for many years, with her responsibilities ranging from food regulation (claims substantiation), business planning, product development, nutrition marketing through to health professional education.

Sandra has a specific interest in food security, public health nutrition, sustainability and is committed to promoting the benefits of eating local food and supporting our local farmers. 

She is a current member of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Sustainability Committee, and was integral in helping to establish the UTAS Education for Sustainability Community of Practice (EFSCOP).  Further to this Sandra is committed to establishing the whole of Tasmania as a United National (UN) Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainability (ESD) and for Tasmania to become a 'living laboratory' in sustainability.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit coordinator:


Research Interests

Areas or research interest include Local Food Systems; Food and Environment; Food Security and equity; Food access, affordability and availability; Food System Literacy; Education for Sustainability; and community development and engagement.

Current Research Projects

The Healthy Food Access Tasmania (HFAT)

This project seeks to make healthy food choices easy choices by ensuring that fresh foods (preferably locally grown) are readily available across Tasmania.  Research Reports:

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