Professor Heather YeatmanHeather Yeatman 2014


POSITION: Head, School of Health and Society and Professor in Public and Population Health
PHONE: +61 2 4221 3153





  • BSc (Adel.)
  • DipEd (Adel.)
  • GDipNutrDiet (Flinders)
  • MPH (Syd.)
  • Dr PH (UOW) 



Professor Heather Yeatman, Head, School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, is currently President of the Public Health Association of Australia (2012 - Current).  She has experience working in government, academia and with community organisations.  She has worked in food and nutrition policy across the spectrum of local, state, national and international levels and has held leadership positions on numerous government and non-government boards and committees, including food standards, complementary medicines, animal welfare, agricultural chemicals and Tick criteria.  She researches in the areas of school based food programs, food and nutrition knowledge, local food issues, food policy and professional competencies.



  • Public Health Policy
  • Food & Nutrition Policy



  • Food and nutrition policy & regulation
  • Food knowledge and skill
  • Health promotion program evaluation
  • Community and professional roles in policy making, public health and local government



  • Jamila Arrish: Food & nutrition knowledge of midwives
  • Khlood Bookari: Food & nutrition knowledge of pregnant women
  • Limin Buchanan: Energy drinks and the impact of marketing on consumption
  • Amy Carrad: Health promoting environments in sports clubs
  • Belinda Giles: Physical activity in school food gardens
  • Emma Gorman: Food citizenship education
  • Abeer Malaih: Food safety practices, university students
  • Sanaz Sadegholvad: Food knowledge of adults – Australia & Iran
  • Ali Sadeghpour: Evaluation of a Supplementary Feeding Program, Philippines
  • Rachel Smith: Food marketing
  • Minh Quy Tran: Fascioliasis control in Vietnam 



  1. Worsley, A., Wang, W. C., Yeatman, H., Byrne, S. & Wijayaratne, P. (2015). Does school health and home economics education influence adults' food knowledge?. Health Promotion International, doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav078
  2. Moore, M., Yeatman, H. & Davey, R. (2015). Which nanny - the state or industry? Wowsers, teetotallers and the fun police in public health advocacy. Public Health, 129 (8), 1030-1037
  3. Moore, M., Yeatman, H., (2014) 'Killer Budget' attaches prevention and primary health care. ANZJPH 38(4):301
  4. S.Eckermann, J.Dawber, H.Yeatman, K.Quinsey & D.Morris, "Evaluating return on investment in a school based health promotion and prevention program: the investment multiplier for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program", Social Science and Medicine 114 (2014) 103-112.
  5. Condon-Paoloni, D., Yeatman, H.R. & Grigonis-Dean, E. (2014). Health related claims on food labels in Australia: understanding Environmental Health Officers' roles and implications for policy. Public Health Nutrition, 2013 Nov 20: 1-8. [epub ahead of print].
  6. Arrish, J., Yeatman, H. & Williamson, M. (2014). Midwives and nutrition education during pregnancy: A literature review. Women and Birth, 27 (1), 2-8.
  7. Russell, J., Flood, V., Yeatman, H. & Mitchell, P. (2014). Prevalence and risk factors of food insecurity among a cohort of older Australians. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 18 (1), 3-8.
  8. Blewett, N., Goddard, N., Pettigrew, S., Reynolds, C. And Yeatman, H. (2011. Labelling Logic.  Review of food labelling law & policy – Australia. ISBN: 978-1-74241-398-3.


Last reviewed: 10 August, 2016