Associate Professor
Helen Vidgen

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Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences


nutrition, food literacy, public health, obesity


Nutrition and Dietetics

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Home Economics) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Member of Dietitians Australia (DA) Accreditied Practising Dietitian (APD) the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group (FANSIG) and the World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)


Current unit co-ordinator for:

XNB150 Food Citizenship

XNH350 Community and Public Health Nutrition

Chair of the Faculty of Health Cultural Safety and Indigenous Perspectives Working Group

Member of the Health Academic Board

Course Co-ordinator (2019-2020)

XN43 Bachelor of Nutrition Science

XN45 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons)

IX70 Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Selected publications

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • What responsibility do Australian adolescents have over their total dietary intake
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rebecca Byrne
  • An exploration of the practice of eating among Australian families
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Danielle Gallegos
  • The development, validation and assessment of a food literacy questionnaire (IFLQ-19)
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rebecca Byrne
  • Kids to the Front: Exploring children's food practice perspectives for child-centred food ecosystems
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Foluke Abigail Badejo, Professor Danielle Gallegos