Eden Barrett is a member of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) Coordinating Group, representing the Centre of Research Excellence: Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People.
Eden is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW and Research Fellow at The George Institute within the Food Policy division. Her current research focuses on evaluating and enhancing nutrient profiling algorithms to improve their ability to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy foods, as part of the Centre of Research Excellence: Healthy Foods, Healthy Planet, Healthy People. She has a comprehensive research background in nutritional epidemiology and expertise in development and application of nutrient composition data. Eden received her PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2020 for her work evaluating the role of dietary fibre in the cardio-metabolic health benefits of whole grains. She also holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wollongong (First Class Honours).
Eden has a major interest in research underpinning impactful, equity-focused preventive health policy and practice, to support health improvements at the population-level.