Dr. Kaye Mehta was recently promoted to Associate Professor in recognition of her leadership in University teaching, research administration and, professional and community engagement. This is a proud achievement for Kaye, for the dietetic profession and for the community and public health portfolio.
Among Kaye’s achievements are leadership on Indigenous health curriculum and entrepreneurship. She has led projects exploring curriculum development in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In response to the de-funding of community and public health services in South Australia, Kaye provided advocacy support to nutrition programs and established new partnerships with community organizations so that final year community/public health placements could continue to be provided. Her expertise in the area of food marketing to children has been recognized by the World Health Organization who engaged Kaye on a number of consultancies. This year she extended her leadership beyond nutrition and dietetics to take a position as Associate Dean Teaching and Learning for the School of Health Sciences.