Dr Jessica Danaher

Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Technology

RMIT University

I am a Nutrition Scientist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Technology at RMIT University.

My work fits into three key themes: personalised nutrition, nutrition and sustainability, and nutrition education. This includes researching what types of diets work best for people depending on their DNA, using various innovations to fight food waste, and designing games to teach nutrition through social play.

I am also responsible for turning complex scientific concepts into easy-to-digest nutrition messages.

I work with major Australian media outlets as an engaging, go-to expert on nutrition topics.

Some examples of my work include juicy bite-size expert commentary for Good Food and The Age on 'chocolate-covered strawberries as an aphrodisiac' and 'diet myth-busting', and spilling the tea on 'how caffeine affects the body' for Upstart mag.

The most satisfying part of my work is that it allows me to keep up to date with the latest nutrition research and healthy eating initiatives.

I wish to inspire others to use food and nutrition to make tangible positive impacts within the community, especially in regards to health and sustainability.

I invite you to partner with me to share credible stories on all things food-related.

Dr Jessica Danaher is a Superstar of STEM.