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Joanna Rusher

Social Nutritionist
researching in social science,
consulting
on public health
and writing about nutrition.

 

main focus

Current focus: Doctoral research:  Research, analysis and development of new solutions in nutrition communication at AUT University.

Current focus:
Doctoral research:  Research, analysis and development of new solutions in nutrition communication at AUT University.

Research

"Nutrition awareness plays a significant role in maintaining population health. A lack of awareness can contribute to poor food choices which may impact health adversely and contribute to obesity. In reaction to the increasing prevalence of obesity, globally as well as locally, this research aims to evaluate the status of nutrition communication in New Zealand; identify successes, problem areas and observe new communication channels. Furthermore it seeks to discuss improvements, innovations including the design and development of solutions."
Joanna Rusher (excerpt)

 

Writing focus Book: Abundance and Apathy I am converging experience and passion into a first book.

Writing focus
Book: Abundance and Apathy
I am converging experience and passion into a first book.

WRITING

This book is examining all areas that are related to obesity. It is the complete story of obesity from it’s origins in human evolution through to leadership in healthcare. It explores public health history, the science of obesity, diversity in cultures and societal structures; evaluates and discusses human innovation, population happiness, government politics and more. It has a strong focus on solutions, innovation and leadership.
**Although I continue to work on my book I am currently focussed on my doctorate and will incorporate the findings. 
Jan 2017

Policy Focus Applied Nutrition Policy: Working on health policy matters for a variety of private companies and NGOs.

Policy Focus
Applied Nutrition Policy: Working on health policy matters for a variety of private companies and NGOs.

Policy

I offer a consultation analysis of your current business looking at methods of work, optimal health conditions for employees and employer pertaining to nutrition and physical activity as well as access to fresh air and nature in order to optimise working conditions for staff and performance for the company.
* Please be aware that due to my current workload for AUT and MSA I have limited availability in 2017. I would still love to help you out, but my agenda this year is already quite full. PLease contact me timely to arrange a consultation.

about

Education

Education

EDUCATION

PhD: I am currently working on my doctorate at AUT, in Auckland: 
"Innovation in Nutrition Communication."
PGDipSci (community nutrition, public health),
BBA IHM(international hotel management),
BA (art history), ISAK .
I completed Hotel Management at the University Ecole les Roches in Switzerland. I furthered my education by studying Archeology and Art History at Leiden University, in The Netherlands. To study Human Nutrition I undertook a post grad in science at Otago University, NZ.
To complement my nutrition practice I completed Anthropometry (ISAK 1) at AUT (Auckland University of Technology), and have continued to broaden my knowledge by attending courses in communications, public health and the arts. 

Contact

Contact

PHONE

64 21 827477

LOCATION

Woodcocks Rd
RD1 Warkworth
and/or AUT City Campus
Auckland. NZ.

Memberships

Royal Society of New Zealand, New Zealand Nutrition Foundation, ANA, ANZOS,
Business: SBN (Sustainable Business Network) and
Internationally: UK: Oxford University, FCRN Food Climate research network and USA True health Initiative

Experience

Experience

EXPERIENCE

I have been priviledged to work in some wonderful businesses and a variety of countries namely, Japan, Switzerland, The Netherlands and New Zealand. The fields I have worked in are Hotel management, Industrial Design, Engineering, Public health and Communications. 
As a consultant I have worked for small businesses as well as large community health corporations, NGO's and academic institutes/ universities.
I have also owned and operated businesses and am currently a director for a number of companies. My primary specialities lie in innovation and nutrition communication, business management, public health leadership and analysis.
 

Business Focus

MSA is a new zealand company designing and manufacturing contemporary architecture with new standards and thinking.

MSA is a new zealand company designing and manufacturing contemporary architecture with new standards and thinking.

BUSINESS

Director and Chief Communications Officer at MSA New Zealand.
MSA  is a clean-tech company offering a complete solution to the housing crisis problem as well as being entirely sustainable. MSA houses are zero maintenance, engineered to perfection, employing practical technologies and are architecturally and aesthetically engaging. 
In my role as a director I focus on functional design aspects, social policy, publicity and communications, addressing public health issues in housing and providing historical architecture & design research.

This is an incredible time for clean-tech and I am humbled and excited to work for MSA.

 

Features Overview

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Musings

My blog 'Musings' attempts to keep the conversation open and ongoing about nutrition, the arts, communications and more.

UN goal 12

Advocacy 

I am an advocate and active campaigner for The United Nations Sustainable Goals 3 and 12.

Goal 3 is about Good Health and Wellbeing in order to ensure healthy Lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

All my work aligns with these goals, the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and the high standard for evidence based science.

Activism on Twitter

I love tweeting, talking, chatting and keeping the conversation civil and curious. Join me on Twitter!