Community Panel member

Appointed August 2011

Peter Williams is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia, an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong and an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra.

Before working at the University of Wollongong, Peter was the Director of Scientific and Consumer Affairs at Kellogg for three years, and previously worked as the Chief Dietitian and Food Services Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Peter has been an active researcher in nutrition in Australia, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has served on National Health and Medical Research Council working parties for reviews of Dietary Guidelines for Australia and the review of Nutrient Reference Values, and been a member of the Heart Foundation's Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee. He has also conducted consultancy projects with the NSW Department of Health to help develop nutrition standards for hospital inpatients.

From 2005-2011 Peter was a member of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand and from 2011-2014 was on the Therapeutic Goods Authority's Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicine.

In his spare time Peter enjoys cycling, bushwalking and yoga.