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Dr Annie Lassemillante

Lecturer in Dietetics


Annie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with experience in clinical practice and research. She brings together her passion for food and her drive to help people achieve a healthier life through evidence-based strategies. Her research focusses on groups at increased risk of chronic diseases such as men with prostate cancer and survivors, refugees, transplant survivors. She has a strong interest in whole food approaches due to the synergistic effects of nutrients and phytonutrients, but most importantly because we eat food not nutrients. She uses the food groups from the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011-12 to analyse diets and to compare with the wider Australian population. Therefore her research expertise, dietary methodology, has led her to participate in a variety of nutrition research projects namely improving the bone health prostate cancer survivors; and managing weight gain and chronic disease burden in hepatology and nephrology patients. She has also incorporated theoretical frameworks for behaviour change in her research as she acknowledges the importance of these various constructs in sustainable dietary behaviour changes.

Research interests

Nutrition; Food groups; National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey; Prostate cancer; Osteoporosis; Hepatology; Refugee; Digital health; Service effectiveness

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Community gardens – an avenue to promote health and good nutrition: Explore and plan community garden initiatives to develop a local food supply and access to fresh, nutritious, and low-cost food for communities who need support in increasing their intake of fresh foods, such as the refugee community.

Promoting healthy food and nutrition to refugees: Refugees are particularly vulnerable to ill-health due to various complex factors. Food access, intake, knowledge, and more is one of the complex factors contributing to the vulnerable health of refugees. This project aims to develop, implement, and/or evaluate a tailored nutrition promotion program for refugees.

Using digital technology to support changes in eating behaviour: Dietary changes are the mainstay for the prevention and management of many chronic diseases. This project aims to plan and design an app to support dietary behaviour changes.

Fields of Research

  • Nutrition And Dietetics - 111100

Teaching areas



Also published as: Lassemillante, Annie; Lassemillante, A.; Lassemillante, Annie-Claude; Lassemillante, Annie-Claude M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: The development of recipes for specialised meal planning application for nutrition professionals *; Healthier Delivery Pty Ltd

* Chief Investigator

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