Research leaders network
What is the Research Leaders Network (RLN)?
The Research Leaders Network (RLN) is governed by
a Research Leaders Network Steering Group (RLNSG)
and grew from collegiate and informal meetings of key
Australian nutrition and dietetics research leaders
The impetus for an Australian and New Zealand RLN
was driven by key international and national work including
the WHO Decade of Action on Nutrition, the evolving
Decadal Plan for Nutrition in Australia and the
Future of Dietetics research in the UK.
What does the RLN and RLNSG do?
Leadership: provide strategic direction and influence
the agenda for Nutrition and Dietetics (N&D) research
priorities with achievable goals for the next 2, 5 and 10 years.
Visibility: ensure N&D-related research has the
prominence it deserves and is being led by appropriately
credentialed people, given the attributable disease
burden caused by poor diet.
Advocacy: lobby more effectively for allocated funding
for N&D research using a common voice for agreed goals.
Communication: to promote and support N&D research
goals and methodologies to other peak bodies, government
Capacity Building: Support the next generation N&D
researchers in their career development and long term
research pathways for PhD students and post-docs.
What is the purpose of the RLN and RLNSG?:
Promote the scholarly aspects of N&D
Nationally and Internationally.
Provide a leadership group to increase
growth and the successful funding
of N&D research.
Lobby successfully for an increase in
the funding to N&D research in
Provide advice on research priorities and
the national research agenda in N&D to
key stakeholders and key decision makers.
Support Fellowship holders and provide
mentorship/assistance in support of
potential future Fellows.
ToR also details Membership Criteria
RLN Steering committee - CURRENT MEMBERSHIP
Professor Rebecca Golley
Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli
Professor Karen Charlton
Professor Danielle Gallegos
Professor Judi Porter
Professor Linda Tapsell
Professor Helen Truby
Professor Eleanor Beck
As Current Chair of the
Council of Deans of Nutrition
and Dietetics Australia and
Professor Lauren Williams
As Current Chair of NaDEAN
Professor Rozanne Kruger
Representing New Zealand
member of the Council of Deans
of Nutrition and Dietetics Australia
and New Zealand
join the research leaders network:
Leaders in nutrition and dietetics research
are invited to self-nominate to join the
Council's Research Leaders Network.
Simply submit the form below
and we will be in touch shortly.
Membership Criteria* detailed here.
Membership Criteria* are given on page 4
of the Terms of Reference.
Please advice which of the following
criteria apply to your nomination:
A. Fellows of Learned Nutrition/Dietetics
Societies and Organisations.
B. Fellows or former Fellows funded
via competitive National Awards.
C. Level D & E academics with a strong
continuous track record in research
output including competitive funding.
D. Nutrition or Dietetics Researchers with
a strong continuous track record in research
output, particularly competitive funding.