ABOUT DR LAUREN BALL
Dr Lauren Ball is Australia’s leading researcher in nutrition in general practice health services.
My vision is that all Australians are supported by a health care system that allows them to reach their full potential in life. Achieving this means making nutrition a prominent part of the care they receive in general practice. General Practice is commonly the first contact point with the health system.
An impressive team of researchers has been put together with the main focus being reorienting health services to put nutrition in the spotlight.
We work with community members, health professionals, education providers and professional bodies. Research is conducted on how patients can be better supported in general practice to eat well.
Our main aim is the implementation of interventions and programs allow doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists and other health professionals feel confident in nutrition and have the skills to best meet patients’ needs.
The focus is to work with Primary Health Networks to better understand how primary care services can be reoriented to put nutrition and other lifestyle behaviours at the forefront of the health care system.
Learn more about me, my team and how you can get involved in our work.