Neha Lalchandani

Ms Neha Lalchandani

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Neha Lalchandani has a background in Food Science and Nutrition and is currently in her final year of studying for the Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health). She is working on a research project that focuses on exploring the potential to improve schoolchildren’s dietary habits while impacting the environment positively by assessing school lunchbox contents and packing practices, in order to inform future policies and practices in this area.

Neha is interested in the socio-ecological influences on children's dietary and pro-environmental behaviours in school settings. She is also passionate about working with stakeholder organisations such as the Department for Education and environmental agencies like KESAB environmental solutions, to improve school food environments, and ultimately children's and planetary health.

  • Journals

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Lalchandani, N. (2022). A new school lunchbox audit tool to assess nutrition and waste. Poster session presented at the meeting of Food Futures Conference.
    2021 Lalchandani, N. (2021). School lunchbox audit tool: Using photography and REDCap to assess quality of school lunches from a health and environmental perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of Florey Postgraduate Research Conference.
    2020 Lalchandani, N. (2020). Health and sustainability policies and programs in South Australian public preschool and primary schools. Are they adequate?. Poster session presented at the meeting of SA Population Health Conference.
    2015 Lalchandani, N. K. (2015). Investigating the effects of probiotics on gut satiety hormones. Poster session presented at the meeting of CSIRO Vacation Scholarship Symposium. Canberra.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2016 Lalchandani, N. K. (2016). Understanding the nutritional requirements of Lactobacillus casei GCRL163 isolated from aged cheddar cheese. (Undergraduate Dissertation).

Academic Tutor and Marker

Reflect. Research. Resolve Questions in Health: Facilitating student learning in public health research methodologies and interventions

Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences: Facilitating student learning for academic literacy and scientific communication skills

Assessing and marking literature reviews, poster assignments, and oral presentations

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Representative Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Inc Full Time Student Membership Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing HDR Representative School of Public Health Australia

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