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Prof Barbara Burlingame


School of Health Sciences

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Food composition: nutrients, bioactive non-nutrients, contaminants; trace alkali metals

Dietary benefit/risk assessment; food consumption methods, metrics, models

Biodiversity for food and nutrition

Food, nutrition and public health policy: global, regional and national

Sustainable Diets: the interface of health, agriculture and environment; methods and indicator development; modeling sustainable diets in various agro-ecological zones; climate change and environmental degradation adaptation, mitigation, rescue;  traditional food systems of indigenous peoples


Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Conservation and Biodiversity (050202): Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100):
Other Environmental Sciences (059900):
Public Health and Health Services (111700)


Nutrition, public health, sustainable diets, food systems, biodiversity, food composition, food regulation, human nutrient requirements, risk assessment, risk / benefit assessment, food consumption

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Paul Eme - PhD
    Sustainable food systems and sustainable diets of Pacific Island Countries and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Media and Links


  • 01 Jan 2017 - Radio, Television, Magazine, Online, Newspaper
    Media requests for interviews
    I am frequently contacted for interviews by national and international broadcast and print media. Example provided in web address is the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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