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Ms Ros Sambell

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5424, Email: r.sambell@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO31471K
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5424
Email: r.sambell@ecu.edu.au
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

Background

  • 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.

Qualifications

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

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Pathway to healthy food environments: a guide for local governments in Western Australia,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2018 - 2021,  $710,084.
  • 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)

Journal Articles

  • Sambell, R., Andrew, L., Godrich, S., Wolfgang, J., Vandenbroeck, D., Stubley, K., Rose, N., Newman, L., Horwitz, P., Devine, A., (2019), Local Challenges and Successes Associated with Transitioning to Sustainable Food System Practices for a West Australian Context: Multi-Sector Stakeholder Perceptions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), Article number 2051, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16112051.
  • Lawlis, T., Sambell, R., Douglas-Watson, A., Belton, S., Devine, A., (2019), The Food Literacy Action Logic Model: A Tertiary Education Sector Innovative Strategy to Support the Charitable Food Sectors Need for Food Literacy Training. Nutrients, 11(4), Article number 837, DOI: 10.3390/nu11040837.
  • Devine, A., Wallace, R., Lo, J., Miller, M., Sambell, R., Costello, L., Lombardi, K., Veurink, S., (2019), Online programs build confidence and improve healthy eating messages in Early Years services. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, In Press(March 2019), 14p., Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1836939119833244.
  • Hammershaimb Jacobsen, K., Sambell, R., Devine, A., Vale, S., (2018), Food allergy readiness and anaphylaxis management in early childhood education and care in Western Australia. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(4), 43-47, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.43.4.05.

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.

Research Student Supervision

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health,  FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE (ECEC) SERVICES: ARE SERVICES AWARE OF TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT?
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