Address

UGC Micro and Nanotechnology Centre ugc campus, Pacific University,
2345 Southern Road State Highway, Southbound 5712,
Australia

Contact Information

Call: +61 0413 031 470

Email: l.ball@griffith.edu.au

Dr. Lauren Ball

Senior Lecturer
NHMRC CDF Research Fellow

UGC Micro and Nanotechnology Centre ugc campus, Pacific University,
2345 Southern Road State Highway, Southbound 5712,Australia

Biography

My vision is that all Australians are supported by a health care system that allows them to reach their full potential in life. This will be achieved by making nutrition a prominent part of the ongoing care they receive in general practice, the first point of contact with the health care system.

I work with community members, health professionals, education providers and professional bodies to conduct research on how patients can be better supported in general practice to eat well. I implement interventions and programs so that doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists and other health professionals feel confident in nutrition and have the skills to best meet patients’ needs. I also 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.

I have published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and attracted over $1 million in research funding from government bodies, non-government organisations and philanthropic foundations. I am a Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University and hold a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship. I am the Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Primary Health and Executive Committee Member of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care. I am a dual-qualified dietitian and exercise physiologist. I am a vibrant and passionate leader in the field of nutrition and medicine.

Do you share my vision? I welcome your contact.

Education

  1. March 2012

    California Conference

    California National University, California, USA
  2. March 2007

    PHD

    Kusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  3. September 1999

    MSc

    University of California, Davis, USA
  4. Augest 1998

    BSc (Hons)

    University of California, Davis, USA

Professional Appointments

  1. 2008-2009
    Senior Lecturer
    Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  2. 2009-2011
    NHMRC CDF
    Friffith University Australian
  3. 2012-2014
    Senior Lecturer
    Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  4. 2014-2017
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry, Monash University

Awards & Prizes

  • 2015
    NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2015
    Awards for Excellence in RHD Supervision
    The University of Queensland (Nominated & Finalist)
  • 2014
    AIBN Ambassador
    The University of Queensland
  • 2012
    ARC DECRA
    Australian Research Council
  • 2011
    Early Career Researcher Award
    The University of Queensland
  • 2007
    Graduate Student Award
    Pusan National University