National Committees

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee is responsible for the NSA Register of Nutritionists. It evaluates and decides on all applications for admission to the Register. It holds four meetings each year at which applications for registration are reviewed. It is chaired by Associate Professor Maxine Bonham and includes members working in the areas of human nutrition, public health and animal nutrition:
  • A/Professor Maxine Bonham, (Chair) Monash University
  • Dr Kiran Ahuja, (Deputy-Chair) University of Tasmania 
  • Professor David Fraser, University of Sydney
  • Professor Neil Mann, University of Melbourne
  • Denis M'Gee, Magi Solutions (Animal)
  • Dr Sebely Pal, Curtin University
  • Professor Amanda Devine, Edith Cowan University (Public Health)
  • A/Professor Leigh Ward, University of Queensland
  • Dr Susan Williams, Central Queensland University (Public Health)
  • A/Professor Susan Torres, Deakin University
  • Dr Kylie Smith, University of Tasmania (Public Health)
  • Dr Katya Clark, Curtin University
  • Professor Lynn Riddell, Deakin University
  • Dr Jessica Kempler, Food & Nutrition, Deakin University
  • Dr Aimee Dordevic, Lecturer, Department of Nutrition, Dietics and Food 

Registration Advisory Board

The primary role of the NSA Registration Advisory Board is to use their extensive knowledge, experience and connections to provide advice and support to the NSA Executive, and to advocate for the NSA Registration scheme.

  • Dr Welma Stonehouse, NSA President (Chair)
  • A/Professor Maxine Bonham, Chair Registration Committee
  • David Henman (RAnNutr Ambassador)
  • Jessie Porter (RPHNutr Ambassador)
  • Kate Freeman (RNutr Ambassador)

Mentoring Committee

The Mentoring Committee is responsible for the planning and management of the NSA Registration Mentoring Program. Members of the Mentoring Committee include:

  • Sarah Gray RNutr (Chair)
  • Adriana Mannino, ANutr
  • Kimberley Elkins/Franklin, Postgraduate Student member

Student Mentoring Committee

  • Assoc Prof Lisa Moran, Monash University (Chair)
  • Alison Booth (Deputy Chair)

Communications Portfolio 

  • Dr Katherine Kent - Webinar Manager
  • Dr Emma Beckett - Newsletter Editor
  • Communications Manager - Vacancy 

2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Committees

National Program Committee

The National Program Committee oversees development of the scientific program and selection of speakers for the Annual Scientific Meeting and is chaired by the President-Elect of NSA.
  • Prof Vicki Flood, University of Sydney (Chair)
  • Assoc Prof Kim Bell-Anderson, University of Sydney
  • Assoc Prof Catherine Bondonno, Edith Cohen University
  • Prof Tim Gill, University of Sydney
  • David Henman, Rivalea
  • Dr Katherine Livingstone, Deakin University
  • Prof Karen Murphy, University of South Australia
  • Dr Anthony Villani, University of Sunshine Coast

Local Organising Committee

The Local Organising Committee oversees the logistics of Organising the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Dr Catherine Bondonno, Edith Cowan University (Chair)
  • Dr Tony James, Curtin University
  • Hannah Papendorf, Curtin University
  • Rebecca Russell, Curtin University
  • Kathy Ride, Edith Cowan University
  • Jane Ong, Department of Health (WA Health)
  • Therese O'Sullivan, Edith Cowan University
  • Lauren Blekkenhorst, Edith Cowan University
  • Dr Vicki Flood, University of Sydney (NSA President-elect)
  • Dr Damien Belobrajdic, CSIRO
  • A/Prof Tanya Lawlis, University of Canberra
  • A/Prof Lisa Moran, Monash University
  • Dr Jessica Biesiekierski, Monash University

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board reviews abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting, oversees the publication of abstracts in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and is chaired by the Honorary Editor of NSA. 
  • Dr Katherine Livingstone, Deakin University (Honorary Editor)
  • Dr Jessica Biesiekierski, Monash University (Deputy Honorary Editor) 

Early Career Research Mentees