Keynote Speaker

Sonia Nuttman

Public Health Researcher, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University

Sonia is an experienced public health researcher and teacher in Deakin University’s School of Health and Social Development. She is the co-founder of the Burwood campus community garden and co-leads research in the Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group.

Her research and teaching interests include: graduate capacity building around sustainable and healthy food systems, ecological approaches to food insecurity among vulnerable populations, education for sustainability and the positive influences of nature on health and well-being.

Sonia’s recently submitted PhD thesis led to the development of two frameworks to further Australian public health/health promotion practice in relation to significant food related health issues such as food insecurity, obesity and chronic health conditions.