Anna Roesler

Anna Roesler

Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Health & Wellness Professional,
Social Science and Health Researcher,
Qualified Nutritionist,
Mindfulness Facilitator,
Tutor University of Adelaide.

I completed my PhD on the topic of community engagement and sustainability of interventions to improve child nutrition. I am now completing a post-doctoral position with the National Institute of Bio-innovation, health and nutrition in Japan where I am investigating intuitive/mindful eating.

I am currently conducting my PhD on the topic of community engagement and sustainability of interventions to improve child nutrition.  I am specifically researching ethnic hill-tribe minority communities in northern Thailand, where high-rates of child malnutrition have been identified. I am investigating the infant and young child feeding beliefs and practices within these communities, both, before and after a nutrition-sensitive agriculture intervention. I will be looking further at participatory research and awareness-raising in the future research projects.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2018 Tutor Health and Medical Sciences
    2016 Australian Volunteers Facilitator Scope Global
    2015 Experiential Education Facilitator JUMP!
    2015 Nutrition Consultant Fresh Start
    2011 - 2013 Public Health Nutritionist Menzies School of Health Research
    2007 - 2010 Dietitian Small Business Owner - Smart Health
    2005 - 2009 Health and Wellbeing Coordinator/Dietitian Compass Group Australia
    2002 - 2004 Fitness Instructor University of Wollongong
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Scholarship Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship Maastricht University
    2013 Achievement Conference Presentation Menzies School of Health Research Australia
    2013 Scholarship Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Scholarship
    2013 Award Australian Postgraduate Award
    2001 Award Wollongong University Dean’s Award recipient Wollongong University
    2000 Award South Australia State representative for public speaking
    2000 Award Regional Youth of the year award
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Thai Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2015 Maastricht Univeristy Netherlands Masters of Health Education and Promotion
    2013 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2001 - 2004 Wollongong University Australia Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Exercise Science)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2009 - 2010 Nutrition Project Officer Nepali Technical Assistance Group Nepal
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Certificate IV in Trainng & Assessment William Angliss Institute
    Cultural Awareness and Team leadership Course University of Wollongong Australia
    Fitness Instructors - Certificate Three Technical and Further Education (TAFE), NSW
  • Research Interests

November 2013-current              Australian Postgraduate Award

April 2014 –August 2014             Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Scholarship

Aug 2014 – Aug 2015                  Maastricht University High potential Scholarship

My teaching interest include: Nutrition, nutrition and health programs, nutrition counselling – individual and group, mindfulness, behaviour change communication, cross-cultural research and participatory research.

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Asia Pacific Food and Nutrition Collaboration
    2015 - ongoing Member Asia Pacific Food and Nutrition Collaboration
    2013 - ongoing Member Key External Expert and Stakeholder Panel member for the development of the World -

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