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Briohny is employed as a Research Fellow on the Shop Smart 4 Health and Supermarket Healthy Eating for Life (SHELf) Studies in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). She has helped to plan and administer the two supermarket-based healthy eating interventions from their early stages. Her tasks have included preparing ethics applications and reports, contributing to the method documentation and writing of protocol papers and other project administration duties. In her time at Deakin, Briohny also carried out a qualitative study of Victorian stakeholders on the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity.
Briohny’s research interests range from environmentally sustainable practices (in food and other sectors), work-related fatalities (including alcohol and drug-related deaths), and nutrition-related projects aimed at improving healthy eating habits and food preparation knowledge and skills.
Nutrition Society of Australia – registered as an Associate Nutritionist
Outside of Deakin university, Briohny is employed as a community development worker, with more than five years experience in delivering healthy eating/ life skills programs to disadvantaged young people. She has also been involved in both a paid and voluntary capacity in a number of smaller initiatives to do with sustainable urban food systems and food security for disadvantaged groups (i.e. Yarra Neighbourhood Orchard, Yarra Urban Harvest, Compost Mates, and as a volunteer and volunteer coordinator for Cultivating Community and the Friends of the Earth Food Co-operative).
Kennedy B. (2008). ‘Spicy Cooking at Youth Space: Methods for data collection and evaluation’ (Poster presentation). Population Health Congress, Brisbane, Australia.
Kennedy B. (2008). ‘Sustainable restaurants: A framework for best practice’ (Oral presentation). Ecology and Community Development Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
McNeilly B, Bugeja L, Ibrahim JE, Killian JJ, Drummer OH, Ozanne-Smith J.(2009). ‘Interpretation of post-mortem forensic toxicology results for fatal injury prevention’ (Oral presentation). 9th National conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Melbourne, Australia.