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Professor Amanda Lee is currently Professor of Public Health and Nutrition, School of Public Health and Social Work and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. She is also Adjunct Professor within the Centre for Environment and Population Health at Griffith University and nutrition consultant for Nganampa Health.
Amanda has worked for over 30 years as a ‘pracademic' in population health policy, practice and research, in Indigenous health, and as a nutrition consultant.
Recently she was Conjoint Associate Professor (Nutrition) at the University of Queensland, and has held visiting positions at Deakin and Melbourne Universities. She was also previously Director of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Unit in Queensland Health, where she led the development of a strategic approach to the nutrition, healthy weight and chronic disease prevention agenda.
Amanda is the Chair of the NHMRC's Dietary Guidelines Working Committee. Previous work for the NHMRC includes membership of the working committees that in 2003 reviewed the Australian dietary guidelines and in 2000 developed the report Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Amanda currently serves on numerous public health and nutrition advisory groups in Australia and internationally, including the Expert Committee on Obesity for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. She also leads the food cost module of the International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Disease Research, Monitoring and Action Support network.