Dr Rimante Ronto is a Lecturer in Public Health and mixed methods researcher within the Department of Health Systems and Populations at Macquarie University. Rimante’s research interest is in the field of public health nutrition, in particular obesity prevention, adolescents’ dietary behaviours, food environments, food policy, food literacy, food and nutrition education, and community gardens. Her doctoral research project focused on the role of food literacy in shaping adolescents’ dietary behaviours.
Rimante is also a convener of several postgraduate units- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention & Global Nutrition and Food Security- within a Master of Public Health program. She is very interested in incorporating innovative strategies (e.g. social media- Twitter) into her teaching in order to engage students and help them to improve their learning experience.