Ms Roberta Asher

Ms Roberta Asher

Research Assistant

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Roberta Asher is a Dietitian, qualified Chef and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle.

In 2002 Roberta completed a Certificate III and apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery. In 2007, after almost 10 years working in restaurant and international hotel kitchens in Australia and overseas Roberta commenced a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle. Since graduating in 2010 Roberta has worked as a clinical Dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to a variety of health conditions in an acute care setting. Roberta has also worked as a research assistant on a number of nutrition research projects including development, delivery and evaluation of healthy cooking education programs.

Roberta has a lifelong love of food and strong desire to promote good health through the joy of food and cooking. In 2019 Roberta commenced her PhD at the University of Newcastle researching cooking and nutrition education for young adults with disability.


Keywords

  • Cooking Skills
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
11/4/2011 - 31/8/2018 Clinical Dietitian - Level 1/2 Central Coast Local Health District, NSW Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Collins CE, Burrows TL, Bray J, Asher R, Young MD, Morgan PJ, 'Effectiveness of parent-centred interventions for the prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity in community settings: a systematic review', The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11 180-257 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Tracy Burrows, Myles Young
2013 Asher RCZ, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Very low-energy diets for weight loss in adults: A review', NUTRITION & DIETETICS, 70 101-112 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2012.01628.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $54,836

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20191 grants / $5,000

Nutrition project with young people with intellectual disability$5,000

Funding body: Challenge Community Services

Funding body Challenge Community Services
Project Team Doctor Vanessa Shrewsbury, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Tamara Bucher, Ms Roberta Asher, Ms Beth Innes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900308
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20182 grants / $49,836

Development of an educational tool for health and education professionals$24,918

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Vanessa Shrewsbury, Doctor Tamara Bucher, Ms Roberta Asher
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801191
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

Development of an educational tool for health and education professionals$24,918

Funding body: Rijk Zwaan Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Rijk Zwaan Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Vanessa Shrewsbury, Doctor Tamara Bucher, Ms Roberta Asher
Scheme Entrepreneurs Program Innovation Connection
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801193
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y
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Ms Roberta Asher

Position

Research Assistant
School of Health Sciences
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email roberta.asher@newcastle.edu.au
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