Ms Roberta Asher
Casual Research Assistant
School of Health Sciences
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.
- Cooking Skills
- Culinary Nutrition
- Nutrition Education
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- English (Mother)
Fields of Research
|111199||Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified||100|
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|11/04/2011 - 31/08/2018||Clinical Dietitian - Level 1/2||Central Coast Local Health District, NSW Health
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (2 outputs)
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]
Asher RCZ, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Very low-energy diets for weight loss in adults: A review', NUTRITION & DIETETICS, 70 101-112 (2013) [C1]
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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20191 grants / $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|
|Type Of Funding||C3112 - Aust Not for profit|