In consultation with the Australian Government Department of Health and the New Zealand Ministry of Health, NHMRC has established three committees to provide guidance and advice on Phase One of the review of Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes (NRVs).
The Steering Group Advisory Committee, Sodium Expert Working Group and Iodine Expert Working Group are advisory committees established by a CEO delegate, under section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.
Steering Group Advisory Committee
The Steering Group Advisory Committee was selected to ensure appropriate expertise in nutrition, micronutrients, end user needs, toxicology, public health, research, chronic disease and macronutrients/total diet.
Expressions of Interest for appointment to the NRV Steering Group Advisory Committee
NHMRC is seeking experts to join its NRV Steering Group Advisory Committee. Individuals are invited to self-nominate to be considered for appointment to the Committee by submitting a curriculum vitae detailing their relevant expertise.
For information on the selection criteria and the application process for the appointment to the NRV Steering Group Advisory Committee please visit our Expression of Interest webpage.
Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) on 31 August 2022.
Nutrient Specific Expert Working Groups
Two committees have been established to guide the review of the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes.
The Sodium Expert Working Group and the Iodine Expert Working Group were selected to ensure appropriate expertise in the specific nutrient, general nutrition and dietetics, nutrient deficiency and toxicity, statistics and modelling, monitoring nutritional status and setting and implementing NRVs.
Terms of reference - see downloads
Terms of reference for each of the Phase One committees are provided below:
- Steering Group Advisory Committee
- Sodium Exert Working Group
- Iodine Expert Working Group
Member information and disclosure of interests - see downloads
NHMRC asked each committee member to document their interests, as part of the process of establishing committees. Members were asked to consider perceived interests as well as real interests. A summary of the interests declared by each member is provided below:
- Steering Group Advisory Committee Disclosure of Interests
- Sodium Expert Working Group Disclosure of Interests
- Iodine Expert Working Group Disclosure of Interests
Steering Group Advisory Committee Membership
(2 February 2021 – present)
|Ms Janine Lewis||Food Standards Australia New Zealand||Nutrition; fortification of micronutrients; Public health; nutritional risk analysis|
|Member (2018 – 2021)||Emeritus Professor Murray Skeaff||University of Otago||Nutrition; public health and research.|
|Member (2018 – 2021)||Professor Amanda Lee||The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, The Sax Institute and University of Queensland||Nutrition; end user needs; public health; research; chronic disease and macronutrients/total diet.|
|Chair (2018–2020)||Honorary Professor Samir Samman||School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney||Nutrition; micronutrients; nutrient deficiency/ toxicity; public health and research.|
Sodium Expert Working Group Membership
|Chair||Senior Professor Linda Tapsell||School of Medicine, University of Wollongong||Nutrition; setting NRVs public health and research and chronic disease in relation to foods, nutrients and dietary patterns.|
|Member||Professor Vicki Flood||Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney||Nutrition; setting NRVs and sodium.|
|Member||Dr Rachael McLean||Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago||Nutrition; setting NRVs; sodium; nutrient deficiency/toxicity and monitoring nutritional status in population groups.|
|Member||Professor Caryl Nowson||School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University||Nutrition; setting NRVs; sodium and ageing.|
|Member||Dr Yasmine Probst||School of Medicine, University of Wollongong||Nutrition; dietary assessment methodology for children; modelling and end user.|
|Member||Dr Carley Grimes||School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University||Nutrition; sodium; child nutrition and monitoring nutritional status in population groups.|
Iodine Expert Working Group Membership
|Chair||Associate Professor Karen Charlton||School of Medicine, University of Wollongong||Nutrition; iodine; diet and lifestyle interventions across the lifespan; nutrient deficiency/ toxicity; monitoring nutritional status in population groups and group/ project management.|
|Member||Associate Professor Sheila Skeaff||Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago||Nutrition; setting NRVs; iodine; children and pregnancy and research.|
|Member||Ms Judy Seal||Public Health Nutrition, Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services||Nutrition; iodine; end user; nutrient deficiency/ toxicity; monitoring nutritional status in population groups and implementation of NRVs into relevant public health policy.|
|Member||Dr Emma Beckett||School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle||Nutrition; end user and nutrient deficiency/ toxicity.|
|Member (2018 – 2022)||Dr Nick Fletcher||Principal Toxicologist and Risk Assessor, WSP New Zealand||Nutrient deficiency/toxicity.|
|Member||Dr Shao (Jo) Zhou||School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide||Nutrition; iodine; pregnancy and early childhood and end user|
|Member (2020 – 2022)||Professor Helena Teede||Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University||Senior clinical endocrinologist; epidemiology and healthcare improvement; guideline and evidence translation expertise|
|Member (Commenced 23 February 2020)||Professor Mu Li||Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney||Clinical science research; Public health research; Nutrition; iodine; monitoring nutritional status in population groups and group; Public health program evaluation; policy translation|
- Postal Address
- Nutrition Team
National Health and Medical Research Council
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
- Email address