Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Health & Wellness Professional,
Social Science and Health Researcher,
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.
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 Competency Thai Can speak and understand spoken
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)
Date Title Institution Country 2009 - 2010 Nutrition Project Officer Nepali Technical Assistance Group Nepal
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 —
Year Citation 2018 Roesler, A., Smithers, L., Winichagoon, P., Wangpakapattanawong, P., & Moore, V. (2018). Local perspectives and context in relation to feeding practices of children under 2 years in the mountain villages of northern Thailand. Public Health Nutrition, 21(16), 2989-2997.
2018 Roesler, A., Smithers, L., Winichagoon, P., Wangpakapattanawong, P., & Moore, V. (2018). Health workers' and villagers' perceptions of young child health, growth monitoring, and the role of the health system in remote Thailand. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 39(4), 536-548.
2018 Roesler, A. L., Smithers, L. G., Wangpakapattanawong, P., & Moore, V. (2018). Stunting, dietary diversity and household food insecurity among children under 5 years in ethnic communities of northern Thailand.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 41(4), 772-780.
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Year Citation 2017 Roesler, A., Smithers, L., & Moore, V. (2017). LOCAL INSIGHTS INTO THE NUTRITION OF HILL TRIBE CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS IN NORTHERN THAILAND: BEFORE AND AFTER AN AGRICULTURE INTERVENTION. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM. KARGER.
Year Citation — Roesler, A., Smithers, L., & Moore, V. (n.d.). Local insights into dietary practices before and after a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention in the ethnic communities of northern Thailand.
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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