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Dr Louise Van Herwerden

Assistant Professor

Level 2, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Professional biography

Louise is an Assistant Professor and Community and Public Health Domain Lead for the MNDP at Bond University. Louise is subject co-ordinator for Nutrition Issues and Priorities, Public Health Nutrition Practice, Community and Public Health Nutrition placements and International Nutrition Practice. Louise is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, having worked as a dietitian in Australia for nearly 3 decades. She has worked in a broad range of sectors including, community and public health, department of health, nonprofit sector, industry, and private practice settings. Louise’s professional interest areas include adaptive capacity assessment in public health community interventions, which was the basis for her qualitative PhD research. She continues to develop as a qualitative researcher. Louise is an ally with First Nations people’s, supporting their self-determination in the area health and well-being and is currently working on including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples learning outcomes throughout the MNDP curriculum. Louise is committed to sharing her extensive dietetic knowledge and experiences with students and helping them achieve their full potential on their journey to becoming a dietitian.

Professional admissions

  • Dietitians Australia
  • Reconciliation Action Plan working group Dietitians Australia (RAPWG DA)
  • Public Health Association of Australia


  • Bachelor of Biological Health Science Deakin University
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Deakin University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Monash University

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