Dana Craven

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Dana Craven


Teaching areas

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food in Society

Research areas

  • Malnutrition screening practice in the community setting
  • Perceptions of nutrition risk in community living older adults
  • Screening and assessment tools used to identify risk and malnutrition in community living older adults

Dana Craven is an experienced course coordinator and teaches into a number of courses as a sessional Lecturer and Tutor in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics at USC and is currently completing her PhD at USC. Dana is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing and Australian Association of Gerontology.

Dana has several years’ dietetic experience in community and aged care. Her PhD research is focussed on nutrition risk and malnutrition among community living older adults. In particular, screening practices and malnutrition perceptions. Dana also has a strong interest in food composition databases and dietary assessment technology.

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