(BSc., Grad Dip Diet & Nut., PhD, FDA)
Danielle Gallegos is a social dietitian-nutritionist and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology. She is currently Director of the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research. She is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and currently Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Deans Nutrition and Dietetics (Australia and New Zealand). She has previously served on the Board of Dietitians Australia for six years. She has worked in all areas of nutrition and dietetics including acute care, foodservice, private practice, public health nutrition and for the last 13 years in academia. She undertakes research in child nutrition particularly related to the nexus between nutrition and social justice. She is an experienced dietetic educator contributing to the development of both public health nutrition and dietetic competency and accreditation standards. She has published and presented in areas related to competency-based education, entrustable professional activities, programmatic and moderation of assessment and the role of work placements. She has been working in Vietnam since 2009 to develop nutrition and dietetics as a profession.