Dr Megan Ferguson

Senior Lecturer-Pub Hlth Nutrition

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55546


Megan is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health. Her program of research is focused on approaches to support local decision-makers design effective policy interventions to improve nutrition and food security outcomes, through incorporating evidence and an understanding of the policy context. Megan’s research in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community retail settings follows a public health and nutrition career working in policy and service provision in government, remote retail and the international development sectors.

Megan is currently a Chief/Associate Investigator on four grants totalling $3.6million: Making healthy food choices the easy choice to reduce CVD risk for people in remote Indigenous communities: effectiveness of community nutrition reports to support store committees to create health-enabling stores; A Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health; Healthy Stores 2020: Reducing retail merchandising of discretionary food and beverages in remote Indigenous community stores; Promoting Incentives for healthy food Choice with retailer-led Economic interventions.

Research Interests

  • Food and nutrition policy
  • Policy co-design
  • Food security
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Retail food environments


  • Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, Qld. UT
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, C.Darwin


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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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