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Dr Stephanie Godrich


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2032, Email:, Campus: South West, Room: BU5.103
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2032
Campus: South West  
Room: BU5.103  


Stephanie is a Lecturer in Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Her current research projects include food security, regional and remote child nutrition and healthy built food environments.

Current Teaching

  • NUT1121 Human Nutrition
  • HST1125 Health Priorities and Human Behaviour
  • HST6336 Public Health Evaluation


  • NUT1121 Human Nutrition (On-campus JO, SW, Singapore and off-campus)


Stephanie completed her PhD in regional and remote children’s food security and fruit and vegetable consumption in 2017 through ECU. Her study was inspired by her practice as a public health and community nutritionist for over a decade.

  • 2017-current: Lecturer – Edith Cowan University
  • 2015-current: Public Health Consultant
  • 2010-2015: Regional Strategy Coordinator/Public Health Nutritionist - Foodbank WA
  • 2007-2010: Administrative Assistant/Project Manager/Executive Officer - Nutrition Australia WA Division
  • 2007-2010: Project Officer, ‘Waist Disposal Challenge’ Project – Curtin University
  • 2009-2010: Research Officer - Health Promotion Evaluation Unit, University of WA
  • 2008-2009: Project Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey – Edith Cowan University
  • 2007-2008: Senior Researcher, Vegetables & Fruit for Health and Healing Project –  Edith Cowan University

Professional Associations

  • Prepare, Produce, Provide – Board Member, 2018-current
  • Right to Food Coalition – Member and WA Convenor, 2018-current
  • Dunsborough Community Garden – Member, 2018-current
  • Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – Member, 2017-current
  • Public Health Association of Australia - Co-Vice President WA Branch, 2015-current.
  • Nutrition Society of Australia – member and Registered Public Health Nutritionist, 2015-current.
  • World Public Health Nutrition Association – member and Certified Public Health Nutritionist, 2015 – current.
  • WA Primary Health Alliance - South West Stakeholder Reference Group, 2015-current
  • WA Health Promoting Schools Association – Executive Committee Member, 2013-2014.
  • WA Food Security Network – Member, 2012-2014.
  • Pilbara Nutrition Network – Member, 2012-2014.
  • Nutrition Australia – Deputy Chair/Committee member, 2006-2010.
  • Slow Food Perth – Committee member, 2006-2010.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 – Adjunct Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
  • 2018 – Early to Mid Career Researcher Grant Winner - Science Pathways 2018 Forum
  • 2018 – Australian Research Scholarship – Complex Systems Leadership Program
  • 2017 – ECU Research Week One Minute to Pitch It Runner Up
  • 2016 - Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) WA Branch Scholarship to attend PHAA 44th Annual Conference and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
  • 2015 - Healthway Health Promotion Research Training Scholarship (PhD), 2015-2016.
  • 2014 - State Winner (Foodbank WA role): WA Health Excellence Awards, ‘Overcoming Inequities’ category, (Department of Health).
  • 2014 - State Finalist (Foodbank WA role): Community Service Excellence Awards, ‘Partnerships’ category (Department of Local Government and Communities and WA Council of Social Services).

Research Areas and Interests

  • Regional and Remote Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Healthy Built Food Environments
  • Children’s Nutrition
  • Charitable Food Secto


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Health Science Major in Nutrition, Edith Cowan University, 2006.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), What are the determinants of food security among regional and remote Western Australian children?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 172-177, Public Health Association of Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12636.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Which Food Security Determinants Predict Adequate Vegetable Consumption among Rural Western Australian Children?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1), article no.40, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14010040.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Are regional and remote Western Australian children eating for good health? An investigation into fruit and vegetable consumption. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, article in press(article in press), 5p., West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1071/HE16090.
  • Godrich, S., Lo, J., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2017), Prevalence and socio-demographic predictors of food insecurity among regional and remote Western Australian children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(6), 585-590, Richmond, Victoria, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12716.
  • Godrich, S., Davies, C., Darby, J., Devine, A., (2016), Which ecological determinants influence Australian children's fruit and vegetable consumption?. Health Promotion International, 2016(19 August), 10p., DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daw063.
  • Butcher, L., Chester, M., Aberle, L., Bobongie, V., Davies, C., Godrich, S., Milligan, R., Tartaglia, J., Thorne, L., Begley, A., (2014), Foodbank of Western Australia's healthy food for all. British Food Journal, 116(9), 1490-1505, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-01-2014-0041.
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