Dr Elizabeth Dunford

United States

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

Elizabeth Dunford is a Research Fellow for The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division and a visiting Research Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina. She is also Project Coordinator for the Global Food Monitoring Group and for the FoodSwitch smartphone application globally.

Elizabeth has an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a PhD in Public Health from The University of Sydney. The work she has done through the Food Monitoring Group was instrumental in The George Institute’s Food Policy Division achieving World Health Organization Collaborating Center status in 2013.

Through the Food Monitoring Group Elizabeth liaises closely with collaborators from 30 countries. In 2014 she was awarded the World Obesity Federation’s New Investigator Award for her work in developing the FoodSwitch smartphone application. In the past 5 years she has presented at more than 45 national and international conferences.

In her short research career she has published more than 50 academic papers, has authored external documents for the World Health Organization and for the government of NSW, and she is an invited reviewer for more than 30 nutrition, medical and public health journals.