Dr Martine J Barons, Director of the Applied Statistics and Risk Unit (AS&RU)s at Warwick, visited Monash University between 8 November to 9 December 2017 as part of the Monash Warwick Alliance Visiting Educators scheme to deliver a series of masterclass lectures to Monash University Bachelor of Nutrition Science students and Masters of Dietetics students across year levels with a focus on transferring technical skills of modelling to public health nutrition issues.
This visit followed collaborations in May 2016 between Dr Martine Barons and Associate Professor Claire Palermo and Sue Kleve, Lecturer, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, Monash University to bring together a team of expert researchers who were working in disparate yet complementary academic fields on a common theme of food insecurity. Leveraging their complementary expertise, they were able to establish an international research agenda to assist in gathering evidence to address food security in high income countries.
While at Monash, Dr Barons presented at the annual international Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Australia and New Zealand (SRA-ANZ) 'Risk in an interconnected world' which took place between the 20 - 23 November and contributed to a structured expert elicitation exercise with various experts in food poverty on 'Using Bayesian Modelling to develop an evidence based Food Security Decision Support System for Victoria' on 7 December 2017.
For further information on Dr Barons' schedule or work in Monash, please contact her directly on Martine.Barons@warwick.ac.uk