• Ros Sambell
  • Associate Investigator
  • Edith Cowan University

Ros Sambell is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University (ECU), with expertise in nutrition and food provision in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector and an interest in sustainable food systems, including regenerative agriculture. Ros will support seed research relationships for the Healthy Child program across the institutions and partnerships associated with the Centre. She will also support two proposed projects: a health literacy project that applies current evidence into a measurement and “nudge” tool that responds to levels of health literacy of the child and the parent, and a project with partners which addresses digital environments in the ECEC sector.

Ros is Chair of the National Nutrition Network, an ECU initiative to promote best practice food provision within ECEC settings in order to facilitate health, nutrition and positive developmental outcomes for children. Ros is a member of the newly formed Institute of Nutrition Research at ECU, where she was awarded a Capacity Building Award in 2021 for her work in the ECEC sector.

Earliest digital memory
My first mobile phone, affectionately known as the ‘brick’ in the mid 1990s, which I used infrequently due to the high cost of mobile calls.