Staff profile - Tony Worsley

Prof Tony Worsley

Position: Chair in Behavioural Nutrition
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446743 +61 3 92446743



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland,


Member Australian Psychological Society,Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Soc


Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Foreign Affiliate American Psychological Association


Teaching Interests

Unit chair for HSN 308 and HSN704: Food, Nutrition and Society

Supervision of three PhD students

Conferences and seminars

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.


Awards and prizes

2004: Supervisor of the Year award from Deakin University Students Association


Research projects

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

Research interests

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.

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