Dr Catharine Fleming


Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Science and Health


Dr Catharine Fleming is a Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Science and Health. Dr Fleming has research and professional experience is in public health, behavioural health science, paediatric nutrition, oncology and chronic disease management.

Dr Fleming has 10 years research experience in mixed-methods, clinical and public health research methodologies covering quantitative, qualitative and data linkage studies. This experience has also involved working with families, children and population based data in both the paediatric nutrition and oncology field in a variety of clinical and community settings.

Dr Fleming completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of NSW on Nutritional challenges in childhood cancer, has contributed to the successful acquisition of over $180,000 in external funding and has 12 peer reviewed articles. Current research interests include public health nutrition, infant feeding practices, maternal feeding practices, delivery of paediatric nutrition in developing countries, control of cancer in high risk and minority populations as well as the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases.

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Nutrition
  • Infant feeding practices
  • Maternal feeding practices
  • Policy regulation and infant feeding
  • Delivery of paediatric nutrition in developing countries
  • Control of cancer in high risk and minority populations
  • Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Paediatric obesity prevention

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD (Nutrition Dietetics) University of New South Wales
  • BA (Population Health and Nutrition Hons) University of Wollongong

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3346
LocationBuilding 24, Campbelltown