Dr Lenka Malek

Dr Lenka Malek
 Position Postdoctoral Researcher
 Org Unit Centre for Global Food and Resources
 Email lenka.malek@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 9137
 Location Floor/Room 6 22 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr. Lenka Malek, a qualified dietitian, was awarded a PhD in Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 2015. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Global Food and Resources. With an overarching health and nutrition focus, Dr Malek's research combines perspectives and methods from diverse disciplines (including nutrition, psychology, economics and behavioural economics) to investigate human decision-making behaviour related to food choice. Her research aims to produce food-related consumer behaviour insights which can be used to inform development of and improvements in food and health policy

    Dr. Malek has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, in particular focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and online consumer surveys. She also has experience using eye-tracking technology as a method of objectively measuring an individual’s eye movements to provide insights into human decision-making processes, which are free from memory or social-desirability biases. While her PhD research focused on nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, her subsequent work has focused on more diverse population groups, including the general Australian population, meat consumers, vegetarians/flexitarians, and caregivers of formula-fed infants.

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 27 Sep 2018

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