Dr Lauren Ball is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics. Dr Ball is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK), Lead of the Australian and New Zealand Network within the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro), and Chair of the Gold Coast Nutrition Study Group for General Practitioners.
Dr Ball conducts research in primary health care that contributes to a better understanding of how patients with, or at risk of chronic disease can be supported to have healthy dietary behaviours. The research is patient-centred, interdisciplinary, and utilises a knowledge-translation approach to support high quality health care. The research is aligned with the national research agenda on chronic disease prevention and management, and patient-centred primary health care.