Ms Sonia Nuttman

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Deakin University, 2004

Contact

sonia.nuttman@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43788

Career highlights

Developing Deakin University's first sustainability pledge, organisation of the Talloires Declaration, including its launch at Deakin in 2012.

Management of the sustainable transport program at Deakin which led to the Department of Transport using Deakin University's travel plan as a best practice example in a university setting and the establishment of the Travel and Transport Portfolio at Deakin University.

Establishment of Deakin's first interdisciplinary, cross faculty unit called Creating Sustainable Futures (HSD201/201). Our small team won a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning and Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning in 2010.

Research interests

I am interested in all things related to food and sustainable and healthy food systems - from urban agriculture, community gardens, permaculture, wholefoods (including the lost art of preparing food using traditional methods to increase nutrient intake) . From paddock to plate I am passionate about creating a new paradigm to transform societies and ourselves towards this goal. I believe that a sustainable food system must be health promoting as well as encouraging fairness and equity so that ecologically produced food can be sourced by anyone. With my background in tertiary education I am also interested with how we can train future food leaders and I am excited about the possibilities that this can bring

Affiliations

Australian Association for Environmental Education

Learning and Teaching Sustainability

Teaching interests

Sustainable Food Systems Education, urban agriculture, food sovereigty, permaculture, Education for Sustainability, Health Promotion, Health & Sustainability.

Units taught

Creating Sustainable Futures (SHD201/301)
Environmental Sustainability (SLE121)
Planning and Evaluation 1 (HSH201)
Understanding Health (HBS107)
Politics, Policy and Health (HSH302)

Knowledge areas

Sustainable Food Systems, Urban agriculture, food security, food sovereignty, permaculture, Education for Sustainability, Health Promotion

Conferences

Nuttman, S. (2010), ‘Sustainable Transport and Health’, National Health Promotion Association Conference, Melbourne.

Capetola, T., Nuttman, S. & Patrick, R. (2010), ‘The Medium is the Message’, Teaching and Learning Conference, Deakin University.

Capetola, T., Nuttman, S. & Patrick, R. (2009), ‘Climate change and health: multifaceted problem, multifaceted response’, Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability Conference, Melbourne.

Capetola, T., Nuttman, S. & Patrick, R. (2009), ‘Climate change and health: multifaceted problem, multifaceted response’, Growing Research Together Conference, Deakin University.

Capetola, T., Nuttman, S. & Patrick, R. (2009), ‘Explain, Sustain, Remain: cross disciplinary education for sustainability’, Teaching and Learning Conference, Deakin University.

Research groups

Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group, Deakin University

Education for Sustainability Special Interest Group, Deakin University

Awards

2016. Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to a Healthy Deakin, Deakin University.

2015. Green Gowns Award, Highly Commended for Learning, Teaching and Skills, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability.

2014. Special Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Health and Social Development, Deakin University.

2013.  Award for Excellence, Health Nature and Sustainability Research Group.

2010. Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning.

2010. Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning.

2009. Gosh Wow Award*, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University.

2009. Social Capital Award*, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University.

2007. Parks Victoria Award for the best honours project in the Faculty relating to health and nature or the environment.

*Gosh Wow Award is given to recipients who go above and beyond their written duties while the Social Capital Award is given to recipients who try to create a collegial work environment/culture.

Projects

Coordinator/manager for TravelSmart Project: 2007-2010 at Deakin University

Publications

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2014

Engaging higher education institutions in the challenge of sustainability: sustainable transport as a catalyst for action

L Hancock, S Nuttman

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 62-71, Journal of Cleaner Production, New York, NY, C1

journal
2012

A participatory action research project at the nexus of health promotion and sustainability in higher education

R Patrick, T Capetola, S Nuttman

(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 67-80, Focus on health professional education: a multi-disciplinary journal, Adelaide, SA, C1-1

journal
2011

Health promotion and climate change : exploring the core competencies required for action

R Patrick, T Capetola, M Townsend, S Nuttman

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 475-485, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2009

Climate change in the kitchen and on the public health agenda

T Capetola, R Patrick, S Nuttman

(2009), pp. 16-18, Health issues, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report