Our Team

Professor Lauren Williams
Lauren is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her research expertise includes obesity, dietetic practice and dietary intake assessment. Lauren is a Co-Principal Investigator of the 3D study.
Jennifer Crowley
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jennifer completed her PhD in 2015 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research investigates if there is sufficient nutrition education in undergraduate medical training for doctors.
Katelyn Barnes
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Katelyn completed her PhD in 2018 examining the nutrition competencies of personal trainers in Australia. Her research focuses on where individuals source nutrition information from and their access to high quality, effective and safe nutrition care.
Mari Somerville
PhD Candidate
Mari Somerville is an experienced Research Assistant and Dietitian with a demonstrated history of working in hospital & primary health care settings. Mari’s PhD focuses on improving the nutrition care provided in general practice to patients with prediabetes.
Emily Burch
PhD Candidate
Emily Burch is an Accredited Practising Dietitian currently undertaking her PhD at Griffith University. Emily also completed a Bachelor in Mass Communication (majoring in International Journalism and Public Relations) in 2011. Emily's PhD is focuses on dietary intake of individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
Carly Barlow
Research Assistant
Carly is a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics student and policy officer at Griffith University. Carly is a trained lawyer and hopes to utilise her policy and legal experience in her future research.
Liz Sturgess
Senior Lecturer
Liz is a clinical general practitioner and primary care researcher. Liz is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice, Monash University, and Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University. Liz has experience in implementation research in primary care with expertise in the complex area of obesity management.
Amy Kirkegaard
PhD Candidate
Amy currently her PhD exploring quality and patient-centred care in the context of dietetic services in the primary care setting. Amy is passionate about supporting dietitians to develop quality and innovative services that meet patient needs and wants. Amy brings experience from her previous career in risk, compliance and governance, where she worked with some of Australia’s most prominent companies and government agencies.
Rebecca Levey
PhD Candidate
Rebecca is completing her PhD exploring the scope of practice and funding model of dietitians working in primary care. She is making positive changes to the lives of primary care dietitians while improving patient outcomes. Her aim is to inform the policy agenda for how dietitians are funded and ultimately better support patients seeking help to eat well .
Bryce Brickley
PhD Candidate
Bryce is currently completing a PhD examining the delivery of patient-centred care by general practitioners. The PhD is in partnership with The Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN), which supports its effectiveness and assists with the engagement of health professionals, health consumers and relevant local and national bodies (e.g. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners).
Polly Neve
Research Assistant
Polly is a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Honours student at Griffith University. Polly is currently completing her honours project, which focuses on health professional interactions during type two diabetes.