Kim Anastasiou

Ms Kim Anastasiou

Research Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Kim Anastasiou is a Research Fellow at Stretton Health Equity in the Stretton Institute at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests focus on understanding and improving the health, equity and environmental impacts of food systems. Kim is currently working on an ARC grant investigating the health and environmental impacts of Australian food policies.

Kim is a dietitian, researcher and advocate for improving food systems to achieve health, equity and environmental goals. Her recent PhD was on the environmental impacts of ultra-processed foods in the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Group at Deakin University. Previously, Kim has held the roles of ‘Young Scientist’ for the UN FAO’s World Food Forum (2022-23) and ‘Youth Liaison’ for the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit (2021). She previously worked at the CSIRO as a Research Dietitian working on public health nutrition research projects.

Kim is currently working on an ARC-funded project investigating the health and environmental impacts of Australian Federal and State food policies. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Anastasiou, K., Ribeiro De Melo, P., Slater, S., Hendrie, G. A., Hadjikakou, M., Baker, P. K., & Lawrence, M. A. (2023). From harmful nutrients to ultra-processed foods: Exploring shifts in 'foods to limit' terminology used in national food-based dietary guidelines. Public Health Nutrition, 26(11), 2539-2550.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Anastasiou, K., Baker, P., Hendrie, G. A., Hadjikakou, M., Boylan, S., Chaudhary, A., . . . Lawrence, M. (2023). Conceptualising the drivers of ultra-processed food production and consumption and their environmental impacts: A group model-building exercise. Global Food Security, 37, 15 pages.
    DOI
    2023 Anastasiou, K., Brooker, P. G., Cleanthous, X., Tan, R., Smith, B. P. C., & Riley, M. (2023). Oh So Sweet: A Comparative Investigation of Retail Market Composition of Sweetened and Flavoured Beverages in Singapore and Australia. Nutrients, 15(1), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Brooker, P. G., Anastasiou, K., Smith, B. P. C., Tan, R., Cleanthous, X., & Riley, M. D. (2023). Nutrient composition of milk and plant-based milk alternatives: A cross-sectional study of products sold in Australia and Singapore. Food Research International, 173(Pt 2), 113475.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 James-Martin, G., Baird, D. L., Hendrie, G. A., Bogard, J., Anastasiou, K., Brooker, P. G., . . . Riley, M. D. (2022). Environmental sustainability in national food-based dietary guidelines: a global review. The Lancet Planetary Health, 6(12), e977-e986.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS12 Europe PMC9
    2022 Hawkes, C., Ambikapathi, R., Anastasiou, K., Brock, J., Castronuovo, L., Fallon, N., . . . Zorbas, C. (2022). From food price crisis to an equitable food system. The Lancet, 400(10350), 413-416.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2022 Tan, R., Chew, S., Cleanthous, X., Anastasiou, K., Brooker, P. G., Pham, T., & Smith, B. P. C. (2022). Correction to: Assessment of artificial and natural sweeteners present in packaged non-alcoholic beverages (NABs) sold on the Singapore market (BMC Public Health, (2021), 21, 1, (1866), 10.1186/s12889-021-11924-0). BMC Public Health, 22(1), 972.
    DOI
    2022 Leite, F. H. M., Khandpur, N., Andrade, G. C., Anastasiou, K., Baker, P., Lawrence, M., & Monteiro, C. A. (2022). Ultra-processed foods should be central to global food systems dialogue and action on biodiversity. BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH, 7(3), 4 pages.
    DOI WoS21
    2022 Anastasiou, K., Baker, P., Hadjikakou, M., Hendrie, G. A., & Lawrence, M. (2022). A conceptual framework for understanding the environmental impacts of ultra-processed foods and implications for sustainable food systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 368, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS32
    2022 Brooker, P. G., Hendrie, G. A., Anastasiou, K., & Colgrave, M. L. (2022). The range and nutrient profile of alternative protein products sold in Australian supermarkets between 2014 and 2021. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 73(8), 1067-1079.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2022 Brooker, P. G., Hendrie, G. A., Anastasiou, K., Woodhouse, R., Pham, T., & Colgrave, M. L. (2022). Marketing strategies used for alternative protein products sold in Australian supermarkets in 2014, 2017, and 2021. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9, 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2022 Ryan, J. C., Alchin, C., Anastasiou, K., Hendrie, G., Mellish, S., & Litchfield, C. (2022). Exploring the Intersection Between Diet and Self-Identity: A Cross-Sectional Study With Australian Adults. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 54(1), 20-27.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2021 Tan, R., Chew, S., Cleanthous, X., Anastasiou, K., Brooker, P. G., Pham, T., & Smith, B. P. C. (2021). Assessment of artificial and natural sweeteners present in packaged non-alcoholic beverages (NABs) sold on the Singapore market. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2021 Ridoutt, B. G., Baird, D., Anastasiou, K., & Hendrie, G. A. (2021). An assessment of the water use associated with Australian diets using a planetary boundary framework. Public Health Nutrition, 24(6), 1570-1575.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2021 Wiggins, B., Anastasiou, K., & Cox, D. N. (2021). A Systematic Review of Key Factors in the Effectiveness of Multisector Alliances in the Public Health Domain. American Journal of Health Promotion, 35(1), 93-105.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2020 Ridoutt, B., Anastasiou, K., Baird, D., Garcia, J. N., & Hendrie, G. (2020). Cropland footprints of australian dietary choices. Nutrients, 12(5), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS20 Europe PMC9
    2019 Anastasiou, K., Miller, M., & Dickinson, K. (2019). The relationship between food label use and dietary intake in adults: A systematic review. Appetite, 138, 280-291.
    DOI Scopus65 WoS49 Europe PMC28
    2019 Ridoutt, B. G., Baird, D., Anastasiou, K., & Hendrie, G. A. (2019). Diet quality and water scarcity: Evidence from a large Australian population health survey. Nutrients, 11(8), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS29 Europe PMC13

Lindberg R, Elford A, Venegas Hargous C, Kempler J, Anastasiou K, Sievert K, Lawrence M 2022-23 Commonly used consumer tools and outcome measures for assessing food system sustainability. A scoping review. Deakin University Seed Grant. $10,079 (2022) + $8029 (2023)

O'Neil A, Lane M, Ashtree D, Anastasiou K, Lawrence M. 2023 Planetary co-benefits of eating for mental health: a secondary analysis of the CALM trial. Deakin University IMPACT Seed Grant. $19,896

Deakin University

Guest lecturer, Environmental Sustainability (SLE121) 2021 - 2023

Flinders University

Guest lecturer, Public Health and Community Nutrition 2023

Guest lecturer, Research in Practice 2020

University of Sydney

Guest lecturer, Public Health Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems 2023

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance Australia
    2023 - 2023 Member Dietitians Australia Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Healthy Food Systems Australia Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Climate and Health Alliance of Australia Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Email: kim.anastasiou@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor Ground Floor
  • Room: G44
  • Org Unit: Stretton Institute

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