Meron Lewis

Ms Lewis is a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland. Her research topic is the development and evaluation of a data collection method, and resultant policy recommendations, in relation to the price and affordability of healthy (recommended) and current (unhealthy) diets in low socioeconomic groups in Australia.

At the Prevention Centre, she also provides data analysis support on projects aimed at improving Aboriginal food security and dietary intake in remote communities, and chronic disease prevention. She assisted with the development and testing of the nationally standardised Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) methods protocol, and played a key role in tailoring the protocol for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.  She has also provided research support for a rapid evidence review for the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Prior to undertaking her degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at QUT, Ms Lewis worked in the field of Intellectual Property and has also worked with older Australians through Meals on Wheels.