Dr Meron Lewis

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Meron Lewis is a Research Fellow with the University of Queensland’s food pricing research team in the School of Public Health. Her research has included supporting Prof. Amanda Lee with the development and implementation of the Healthy Diets ASAP suite of protocols in the co-creation of transformative food systems for public health and wellbeing, equity and environmental sustainability, including invited work for remote First Nations communities. This research has also been used by the QLD Council of Social Services (QCOSS) in preparation of household budget standards for inclusion in their Living Affordability in Queensland 2022 & 2023 Reports.


  • Member, Public Health Association of Australia, Public Health Association of Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Public Health (Community Nutrition), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Nutrition and Dietetics, Queensland University of Technology
  • Masters (Coursework) of Intellectual Property Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Chemistry, University of Melbourne


  • Lewis, Meron, Nash, Stephen and Lee, Amanda J. (2024). Cost and Affordability of Habitual and Recommended Diets in Welfare-Dependent Households in Australia. Nutrients, 16 (5) 659, 659. doi: 10.3390/nu16050659

  • Herath, Manoja P., Murray, Sandra, Lewis, Meron, Holloway, Timothy P., Hughes, Roger, Jayasinghe, Sisitha, Soward, Robert, Patterson, Kira A. E., Byrne, Nuala M., Lee, Amanda J., Hills, Andrew P. and Ahuja, Kiran D. K. (2023). Habitual diets are more expensive than recommended healthy diets. Nutrients, 15 (18) 3908, 1-11. doi: 10.3390/nu15183908

  • Whelan, Jillian, Brimblecombe, Julie, Christian, Meaghan, Vargas, Carmen, Ferguson, Megan, McMahon, Emma, Lee, Amanda, Bell, Colin, Boelsen-Robinson, Tara, Blake, Miranda R., Lewis, Meron, Alston, Laura and Allender, Steven (2023). CO-creation and evaluation of food environments to Advance Community Health (COACH). AJPM Focus, 2 (3) 100111, 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.focus.2023.100111

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