Dr Preetha Thomas

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55436


Research Interests

  • Food sovereignty
  • Migrant food practice and health
    Food culture
  • Food systems


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Science, University of London
  • Masters (Coursework) of Science, Bharathiar University


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Book Chapter

  • Thomas, Preetha, Schubert, Lisa, Whittaker, Andrea and Sébastia, Brigitte (2018). ‘A little bit of rice, a little bit of fish curry’: food practices of Malayali nurses in Brisbane, Australia. Who decides? Competing narratives in constructing tastes, consumption and choice. (pp. 173-192) edited by Nina B. Namaste and Marta Nadales Ruiz. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Rodopi. doi: 10.1163/9789004365247_011

  • Thomas, Preetha, Schubert, Lisa, Whittaker, Andrea and Sebastia, Brigette (2015). Food cultures and the diaspora: Kerala nurses in Brisbane. Tasting cultures- thoughts for food. (pp. 37-49) Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press. doi: 10.1163/9781848884496_005

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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