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.
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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.
- CXA100 Food Studies
- CXA214 Community and Public Health Nutrition
- CXA309 Health Services and Health Informatics
- CXA007 Foundations of Food and Nutrition
- XBR101 Confronting Sustainability
- XBR103 Global Food Security
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) http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/driving-change/current-campaigns/local-campaigns/Pages/Healthy-Food-Access-project.aspx
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:
- Tasmanian 2014 Health Food Access Basket Survey Final Report http://www.researchgate.net/publication/277197300_2014_Tasmanian_Healthy_Food_Access_Basket_(HFAB)_Survey_Final_Report._Availability_Cost_and_Affordability_of_a_Basket_of_Healthy_Food_in_Tasmania
- Tasmanian Local Food Supply Project Final Report http://www.researchgate.net/publication/277198021_Tasmanian_Local_Food_Supply_Project_-_Final_Report
Full publication list
- UTAS Web Access Research Portal https://rmdb.research.utas.edu.au/public/rmdb/q/indiv_detail_warp_trans/1704
- Research Gate http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sandra_Murray3