Researcher biography

I have a BA (International Relations & Spanish)/BCom (Accounting) plus a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition. My background also includes 10 years' experience working in the international development sector, including three years working for the Australian Government at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in various areas including budgeting and human trafficking. I then moved to the private sector where I continued to work on Australian aid projects, including a global water, sanitation and hygiene program, a law and justice support program in Vanuatu, and an education program in Fiji.  Through my work, I've developed an interest in the Pacific Region and particularly Vanuatu, where I will be exploring the nexus between climate change, food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases.  I aim to contribute further to the foreign aid sector through nutrition-related PhD research, informing policies and programs in the region and enhancing the advocacy of nutrition issues.

Amy's principal advisor is Dr Nina Hall.