Dietary acculturation is a phenomenon that see changes in dietary habits following migration. The changes effect both migrants and their host cultures. Australia is a multicultural nation with two-thirds of the population born overseas. Following on from work already completed to assess/measure dietary acculturation in Australian migrants, this project will extend understanding of the mechanisms and impacts of dietary acculturation in migrant groups to Australia, and its effect on health. Data will be collected through structured interviews and focus groups using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This research will inform approaches to addressing food-related health issues for health professionals in practice.
Supervisor: Sharon Croxford & Emma Stirling
Campus: Melbourne and North Sydney