Dianne is a Lecturer in Public Health and Global Nutrition for the College of Health & Biomedicine and is the Course Leader for the Master of Global Public Health.

She has over 15 years of international experience working with UNICEF, Non-Government Organisations and as an Independent Consultant in the area of public health, nutrition, food security and program management in resource poor settings in Africa and Asia. She has lived and worked in Liberia, Kenya, Eritrea, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Dianne has experience working with local communities using human-rights based programming.  She has also worked with national governments in support of scaling up national public health and nutrition programs and at the policy and advocacy level. She has advised donors such as the UK and Australian Governments. Her experience covers large-scale emergency responses, disaster risk reduction and long-term development.

Dianne has returned to Australia with a keen interest in preparing others with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to address the current and emerging health challenges particularly in low and middle income countries. For this reason she has been instrumental in the development of the new Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) commencing in 2016. 

Areas of expertise

  • Community and public health and nutrition program management
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding
  • Nutrition and HIV programming
  • Nutrition in emergencies, including coordinating large scale emergency nutrition interventions
  • Policy development ensuring nutrition is represented in health and development policy
  • Working in culturally diverse and culturally sensitive settings

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 2929

Teaching responsibilities

Industry experience

Dianne has worked with Save the Children (UK) and with the United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF), As an Independent Consultant she has worked for the following organisations:

  • The Department for International Development (DfID) with the UK government
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (formerly AusAID) with the Australian Government
  • The Karolinska Insitute in Sweden as a WHO Collaboration Centre
  • Plan International
  • Save the Children International