Peter Williams is an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong. He has over 35 years professional experience having worked as Chief Dietitian and Food Services Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Director of Scientific and Consumer Affairs at Kelloggs, and Coordinator of dietetic training at the University of Wollongong. He has been an invited member of several NHMRC working parties for reviews of the Dietary Guidelines for Australia and the Nutrient Reference Values and is currently a member of the Advertising Standards Board of Australia. Prof Williams is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and was President for two years. You can read more about him here.
In this episode, we discuss:
- “Why dietetics?” – A thirst for working with people and fulfilling his interest in food + inspired by Rosemary Stanton.
- Peter’s many careers within dietetics – clinical, industry, academia, consultancy and more.
- Dietitians working in industry: the untapped opportunities and how we influence public health by modifying the food supply
- Peter’s PhD research, research interests and opinions around research practice in the future
- Dietitians in foodservice: it’s not sexy but it’s powerful.
- Peter Williams’ position as DAA president and what he learnt from this leadership role.
- Opportunities for the future, from a well-travelled professor.
- Peter’s hobbies – learning about food education in the early years – recipes rather than research-based.