Sandra Capra

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences of The University of Queensland

Sandra Capra AM,

BSc(Hons) DipNutr&Diet, MSocSc, PhD, FQAAS, FDA
Professor Capra is an international and national leader in nutrition and dietetics.  She has had a distinguished career including 15 years in practice as well as more than 30 years in academia. In 2003 she was appointed the third highest civilian award in Australia (Member, Order of Australia (AM)), for her contribution to nutrition and dietetics and community health.  As a leader in her field she has led her profession within Australia and internationally. She has served on the national committees which set the nutrient reference values and the dietary guidelines for Australia and she was a Director of Health Workforce Australia 2010-2014.  Her research interests include the allied health workforce, competency standards, curriculum development and assessment in nutrition and dietetics, systems change, tools to measure outcomes and  efficacy of services and has published and spoken extensively on these topics. She was appointed Emeritus Professor of Nutrition at the University of Queensland in 2019.