Jeffrey is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a PhD candidate within QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. His research project at the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research will be seated within the Responsive Feeding in Tough times (RFiTT) project. The title of his project is titled Dads at Mealtimes: Exploring fathers’ food parenting, feeding roles and experiences in tough times. This project aims to understand household food insecurity and household chaos, and their relationships with paternal feeding practices, in families with infants and young toddlers. It will explore the perspectives of fathers and the factors that influence their feeding practices. Findings from this research will inform the development of early child feeding interventions that acknowledge the lived experience of fathers.
After attaining his Master’s degree in Dietetics Studies, Jeffrey has over 6 years of international experience as a dietitian practising in NGO, disability centre, aged care homes, and in education, community and corporate settings in Hong Kong and Australia. His areas of interest include maternal and children nutrition, early infant feeding, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse/ socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.