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Current focus: Doctoral research:  Researching the role of governmental nutrition promotion and communication at AUT University.

Current focus:
Doctoral research:  Researching the role of governmental nutrition promotion and 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 examine and evaluate the history of governmental nutrition promotion and communication in New Zealand in order to gain a fuller understanding of how the public becomes nutritionally informed.
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.