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Caring Futures Institute - Better Lives

Associate Lecturer

Dr Georgia Middleton is an Associate Lecturer and Researcher in the Caring Futures Institute, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Georgia is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a background in public health nutrition and a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of families and children through our eating environments. She has a strong track record exploring the experiences and benefits of shared eating environments in different settings, with different population groups, with a particular emphasis on the family meal. Dr Middleton specialises in qualitative research methodologies and she has lead qualitative investigations on community health programs, research interventions, and public health initiatives and systems.

Georgia completed a PhD in Public Health in 2021, through which she developed The Family Meal Framework; a holisitc framework that encompasses all elements required of parents and families to achieve the family meal. She continues to work in this space as an advocate for supporting parents and families in achieving realistic, holistic family meals. 

Dr Middleton is also actively involved in teaching activities. She has taught Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences for several years, and was temporary topic coordinator in 2022. Georgia is the recurring guest lecturer on Qualitative Research Methods in the Nutrition and Dietetics final year intensive program, and has taught across other health sciences topics at Flinders University.

Research Interests

  • Children and families
  • Parenting and caregiving
  • Food and eating environments
  • Food insecurity
  • Shared eating occasions
  • Qualitative methodology and methods

Research Expertise

Georgia has expertise in qualitative study design and investigation, grounded theory methodology, traditional and non-traditional systematic reviews, comparative research, family meals and shared eating occasions. 

Prizes and Awards

Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Student Awards 2021 (2022)

Dietitians Australia  Branch Continuing Professional Development Grant (2022)

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Excellence) (2019-21)

King and Amy O'Malley Trust Home Economics Postgraduate Scholarship (2019-21)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Prize in Nutrition and Dietetics (2015)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Family Meal; Then and now, a 30-year comparison study, Flinders University

Award Date: 30 Mar 2022

Bachelor (Honours), Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2015


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