Professor, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Rhona Hanning

Contact information

Office: BMH 3117

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35685 

Email: rhanning@uwaterloo.ca

 

Research interests

My research program emphasizes healthy eating and youth.  I have developed and evaluated electronic approaches to dietary assessment and applied them in school-based surveillance and as part of mixed methods evaluations of public/ community health program and policy interventions.  For example, in collaboration with communities serving First Nations and Métis students and multi-disciplinary research and NGO partners, I am evaluating an initiative to enhance local healthy foods for schools.  Other research explores Canadian recreation centre food environments and community-level determinants of maternal child health and nutrition in Africa.

Current research focus:

  • evaluation of the process and outcomes of community level program and policy initiatives to support healthy eating for adolescents and children
  • support for Aboriginal people’s holistic health and wellbeing
  • assessment of food and nutrient intakes and associated determinants

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

As Associate Dean, Graduate Students I am committed to helping to attract, support, mentor and celebrate outstanding graduate students in Applied Health Sciences. Graduate students are integral to all aspects of my research program. 

Graduate studies application details 

Teaching interests

  • Nutrition 
  • Foods and health
  • Nutritional aspects of chronic disease

Education

BASc (1978, University of Guelph, Division of Applied Human Nutrition)

PhD Nutritional Sciences (1986, University of Toronto)

PDF (1988, McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics)

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo