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Ms Ros Sambell


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5424, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO31471K
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5424
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31471K  


Ros is a Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Food Habits and Trends.

Current Teaching

  • NUT1112  Public Health Nutrition,
  • NUT3221 Community Nutrition and
  • NUT3231 Food Habits and Trends


  • 25 years involvement in Public Health Nutrition, lecturing, training, unit development, writing and delivery, contextualised to a variety of sectors, including aged care and childcare.
  • Unit Coordinator Nutrition and Public Health and Community Nutrition, School of Medical and Health Science, Edith Cowan University.  Co-lead Jamie’s Ministry of Food Program and Course Coordinator of Master of Public Health.

Professional Associations

  • NSA – Registered Public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Society of Australia
  • PHAA – Public Health Association of Australia

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nutrition and food provision in childcare and aged care sector.  Food security and food literacy.


  • Master of Public Health, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Health, Edith Cowan University, 2012.


Recent Research Grants

  • Social connectedness and healthy lifestyle support - What do regional communities want and do they use it?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Development Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $196,744.
  • SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $28,216.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Conference Publications

  • Sambell, R., Devine, A., Lo, J., (2014), Does the food group provision in early years' education and care settings in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, meet national dietary requirements; and how can Home Economics support this?. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 21(30 Sep - 2 Oct 2014), 20-27, Home Economics Institute of Australia.
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