Dr Rajshri Roy

Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (BSC), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Sydney.


Rajshri has recently completed her PhD research at the Charles Perkins Centre in the University of Sydney. Her research is in the area of population nutrition and community dietetics looking at lifestyle and food environment interventions and nutritional epidemiology in young adults. 

Specialising in research, public health nutrition and clinical dietetics, she is currently working as a lecturer in the University of Auckland, teaching in the Masters of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics programme and conducting research in the area of nutrition and dietetics.

Rajshri is passionate about food and nutrition and its relation to holistic health.

Research | Current

Her research is in the area of population nutrition and community dietetics looking at food environment interventions in tertiary education settings and nutrition education in young adults.

Teaching | Current

She teaches in and coordinates the Masters of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics programme.

Lectures for:

DIETETIC 704 - Professional Skills 1

DIETETIC 705 - Professional Skills 2

DIETETIC 706 A/B - Professional Skills 3

POPLHLTH 206 - Life Cycle Nutrition

POPLHLTH 765 - Nutrition Interventions in Public Health

MEDSCI 101G - Environmental Threats to Human Health

Postgraduate supervision

MHSc thesis supervision

PhD thesis supervision

Areas of expertise

Public Health Nutrition; Obesity; Diet; Food Environment Interventions; Dietary Behaviour change, Young Adults; Health Promotion; Social Marketing. 


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  1. Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Wellness Committee
  2. Tertiary Wellbeing Aotearoa New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Partridge, S. R., Gibson, A. A., Roy, R., Malloy, J. A., Raeside, R., Jia, S. S., ... Wang, T. (2020). Junk food on demand: A cross-sectional analysis of the nutritional quality of popular online food delivery outlets in Australia and New Zealand. Nutrients, 12 (10), 1-16. 10.3390/nu12103107
  • Roy, R., & Alassadi, D. (2020). Does labelling of healthy foods on menus using symbols promote better choices at the point-of-purchase?. Public Health Nutrition10.1017/S1368980020002840
  • Roy, R., Styles, T. W., & Braakhuis, A. (2019). Do health programmes within the New Zealand food industry influence the work environment for employees?. Health Promotion International, 1-15. 10.1093/heapro/daz079
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48306
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrea Braakhuis
  • Roy, R., Soo, D., Conroy, D., Wall, C. R., & Swinburn, B. (2019). Exploring University Food Environment and On-Campus Food Purchasing Behaviors, Preferences, and Opinions. Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 51 (7), 865-875. 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.03.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Clare Wall, Boyd Swinburn
  • Roy, R., McCarroll, R., Braakhuis, A., & Wall, C. (2018). Food and Nutrition. In M. A. Henning, Krägeloh CU, R. Dryer, F. Moir, R. Billington, A. G. Hill (Eds.) Wellbeing in Higher Education - Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle Among Faculty and Students (pp. ). Routledge. 10.4324/9781315641539-13
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47791
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca McCarroll, Andrea Braakhuis, Clare Wall
  • Roy, R., Rangan, A., Hebden, L., Yu Louie, J. C., Tang, L. M., Kay, J., & Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). Dietary Contribution of Foods and Beverages sold within a University Campus and its Effect on Diet-Quality of Young Adults. Nutrition, 34, 118-123. 10.1016/j.nut.2016.09.013
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32858
  • Grech, A., Hebden, L., Roy, R., & Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Are products sold in university vending machines nutritionally poor? A food environment audit. Nutrition and Dietetics, 74 (2), 185-190. 10.1111/1747-0080.12332
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32857
  • Roy, R., Beattie-Bowers, J., Ang, S. M., Colagiuri, S., & Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). The Effect of Energy Labelling on Menus and a Social Marketing Campaign on Food-Purchasing Behaviours of University Students. BMC Public Health, 16.10.1186/s12889-016-3426-x

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 2, Room 238
New Zealand

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