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Research Biography

Dr Velardo is a Senior Lecturer in Health Education at Flinders University. She has been teaching health promotion and undertaking qualitative health research for over ten years, having published widely on the social dimensions of food. Stefania's work largely draws on oral and visual qualitative methods to investigate sociocultural influences on people's relationships with food, with a particular interest in inclusive child-centred methodologies. Beyond working with children, she is experienced in conducting qualitative health research with other vulnerable groups, including older Australians and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. 

Research Interests

  • Child-centred research methods
  • Children's health conceptualisations and experiences 
  • Food education and promotion of healthy food enviroments
  • Food security and disadvantage
  • Social, cultural and economic influences on health, food and eating
  • Qualitative research methods and methodology

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  • Academic activism


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Research Areas

  • Education

Supervisory Interests

  • Social and cultural factors that influence food patterns and food intake
  • School health promotion
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Social disadvantage
  • Health promotion and education
  • Food security
  • Child and adolescent health


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