Dr Georgie Russell

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Nutrition and Sustainability

Georgie’s research focuses on understanding how psychological and social factors, such as attitudes towards eating, reward sensitivity or parent feeding practices, interact with biological factors such as temperament, to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes underlying food choices and intakes, and consequently help to identify opportunities to help people eat well to benefit both individual and planetary health and wellbeing.  

Professional history

  • 2017- present: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Deakin University,  School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, , Melbourne, Australia 
  • 2013-2016 – Postdoctoral research fellow University Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health, Sydney, Australia
  • 2009-2012 – Consumer Technical Insights Manager, Unilever Research and Development, ColworthUnited Kingdom
  • 2007 – 2000 – Consumer Research Manager/Technical Project Leader, Unilever Research and Development, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands.
  • 2003-2006 – PhD, Deakin University, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2001-2003 – Research Projects Officer, CSIRO, Consumer Science, Adelaide, Australia.

Recent publications​

  • Russell CG, Russell A. “Food” and “non-food” self-regulation in childhood: a review and reciprocal analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2020 Dec;17(1):1-9.
  • McCann JR, Russell CG, Campbell KJ, Woods JL. Nutrition and packaging characteristics of toddler foods and milks in Australia. Public Health Nutrition. 2020 Nov 13:1-3.
  • Goulding T, Lindberg R, Russell CG. The affordability of a healthy and sustainable diet: an Australian case study. Nutrition journal. 2020 Dec;19(1):1-2.
  • Russell CG, Russell A. A biopsychosocial approach to processes and pathways in the development of overweight and obesity in childhood: Insights from developmental theory and research. Obesity reviews. 2019 May;20(5):725-49.


Skills and Research area

Decision making, food intake, applied psychology, appetite, food choices, marketing, study design, infants and children.