Dr Lukar Thornton



Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Population Health


Faculty of Health


School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne, 2015
Bachelor of Science (Environment), Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2015
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2009


Knowledge areas

Health geography

Food environments

Built environments and health

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Testing the projected benefits of living in a 20-minute neighbourhood

Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Neil Coffee, Dr Karen Lamb, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Mark Daniel, A/Prof Yan Kestens, Prof Basile Chaix, Ms Keren Best

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2018: $46,100
  • 2017: $134,193

Other Public Sector Funding

Mapping Sites for Water in the City of Melbourne

Dr Lukar Thornton

  • 2014: $63,275

Investigating planning mechanisms that will lead to healthier food environments in Mildura

Dr Lukar Thornton

  • 2015: $14,563
  • 2014: $13,636

Evaluation of water fountains in City of Melbourne

Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2015: $49,491

Water Fountain Campaign evaluation

Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2016: $19,600

Etihad Stadium Water Fountain Use Evaluation

Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2016: $67,075

Etihad Stadium Water Fountain Use Evaluation 2017

Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2017: $26,754

Evaluation Support Water in Sports Initiative 2017-2020 Proj ID: 27136

Prof Anna Peeters, Ms Miranda Blake, Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Adrian Cameron, Dr Dominique Condo, Ms Tara Boelsen-Robinson

  • 2018: $100,000


Associate Supervisor

Gina Alexandra Harris

Thesis entitled: Unpacking Dietary Inequalities: Food Shopping, Mothers, Money and Morals

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences