Leisa McCarthy


Leisa McCarthy

2010 Allied Health Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Leisa McCarthy holds the degree of Masters of Community Nutrition from the University of Queensland.

Leisa was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "Household food security issues and impact on health outcomes in Indigenous Australian children aged 6 months to 4 years residing in Darwin - Palmerston region of the Northern Territory" at the Menzies School of Health Research.

Studied at: Charles Darwin University; Menzies School of Health Research

Current Biography

Leisa McCarthy is completing her PhD with Menzies and has supported nutrition programs with Queensland, Northern Territory and Commonwealth governments, as well as with the NGO and Aboriginal Community Control Health Sectors. Her PhD research focused on food security issues for Indigenous Australian families in Darwin and its surrounding areas.

Leisa is about to commence her post-doctoral research in nutrition with Menzies in Central Australia, developing an exciting research position where she will work to support research capacity development and to improve research governance and systems in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, the largest Aboriginal Medical Service in the Northern Territory. This will also provide her with an ideal base to develop her research program in nutrition, as part of Menzies’ dynamic nutrition research team.

Scholarship Year: 2010

Fields of Interest

Science, Allied Health, Nutrition