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Professor Tony Worsley is Professor of Behavioural Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). His interests are in social, psychological and biological influences on human food behaviours, with particular interest in nutrition promotion and population food behaviours in the broadest sense.
Professor Worsley has previously held a number of senior public health appointments, most recently Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of Population Health, the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, NSW. He has wide experience in the evaluation of public health nutrition programs, and in the promotion and maintenance of food behaviour change and has published widely in scientific and professional journals.
Unit chair for HSN 308 and HSN704: Food, Nutrition and Society
Supervision of three PhD students
Broad interests include nutrition promotion and food communication as well the study of consumers’ food and nutrition behaviours. Current research includes: examination of the food knowledge required by food consumers, fruit and vegetable promotion policies, the influence of household food purchasing and consumption on obesity risk, consumers’ use of food label information, population cooking skills and the ways to increase skill levels, the food habits of baby boomers, consumers’ food and health concerns. The influence of personal and cultural values and social ideologies on food behaviours.
2004: Supervisor of the Year award from Deakin University Students’ Association
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Foreign Affiliate American Psychological Association
Member Public and Allied Health Committee, ERA 2010
Member, Academic Board, Deakin University
Member, Faculty of Health Advisory Board
Member, Executive Committee, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Member Food and Nutrition Teaching and Learning committee, Deakin University
Member, Leaders’ Group, Faculty of Health
Visiting Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong
Reid M, Mavondo F and Worsley A. 2009. ‘Gatekeeper influence on food acquisition, food preparation, and satisfaction with household diet’ (oral presentation). ANZMAC, Melbourne, December (refereed paper).
Worsley A. 2008. ‘The ‘new nutrition’ and health production’ (invited workshop presentation). New Horizons Conference, Hobart.
Worsley A. 2008. ‘New century – New nutrition education’ (invited plenary presentation). New Horizons Conference, Hobart.
Worsley A and Morgan E. 2008. ‘Public health nutrition: Opportunities for turning around the high waste – low consumption paradigm for fruits and vegetables’ (invited presentation). Queensland Dept of Primary Industries, Brisbane.
Huggins CE, Nowson CA, Worsley A, Margerison C, Jorna MK. 2008.
‘Blood pressure response to dietary modifications is related to use of anti-hypertensive therapy’ (oral presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia AGM, Adelaide.
Hunter W, Wang W and Worsley A. 2007. ‘Access to food and health services are not major considerations in Babyboomers’ retirement planning’ (poster presentation). International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Oslo.
Wang WC, Hunter W and Worsley A. 2006. ‘Retirement expectations of baby boomers’ (poster presentation). Australian Conference on Ageing, Melbourne.
Lawrence M and Worsley A. 2006. ‘Building global alliances for public health nutrition training’ (oral presentation). First International Congress of Public Health Nutrition, IUNS, Barcelona.