Doctor Alyce Wilson

Senior Research Officer


Dr Alyce Wilson is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition working group, International Development discipline. Alyce is a medical doctor with additional qualifications in nutrition and dietetics, public health and obstetrics and gynaecology. Prior to commencing at Burnet Institute, she worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, Monash Health and the Royal Women’s Hospital, predominantly working in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Previously, Alyce worked as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Cape York and the Torres Strait around food systems and in Aboriginal Health Worker Education and Training at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). Alyce has held several research positions at Monash University, University of Melbourne, Menzies School of Health Research and currently at Burnet Institute. She co-authored a book chapter on nutrition and diet in Indigenous communities; and her work with a community dinner program with asylum seekers in Melbourne lead to the publication of a cooking story book titled Share My Plate.

Alyce co-developed the Victorian Healthy Food Basket Survey which is now used to periodically measure the availability and affordability of healthy food across Victoria and completed an internship at the World Health Organization, Geneva examining food fortification strategies. She holds an appointment within the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne and lectures medical students on nutrition, public health and Indigenous health.


  • Lecturer (Indigenous Health, Food and Nutrition), Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne


  • 2018 – current: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital Medical Officer (Royal Women’s Hospital)
  • 2014 – current: Lecturer (Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne)
  • 2017 – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital Medical Officer (Monash Health)
  • 2016 – Medical Intern (St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy)
  • 2014 – Research Officer (Preventable Chronic Diseases Department, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin)
  • 2014/2015 – Research Officer (Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)
  • 2014 – Tutor (Nutrition Politics and Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)
  • 2013 - Public Health Nutrition Consultant (Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash University)
  • 2012/2013 – Residential Tutor (Trinity College, University of Melbourne)
  • 2012/2013 – Intern (Non-Communicable Diseases, World Health Organisation, Geneva Switzerland)
  • 2011-2013 – Project Officer (Education and Training Unit, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation)
  • 2009/2010 - Senior Public Health Nutritionist and Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways Project Officer (Cairns Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, Cairns QLD)
  • 2008/2009 – Community Nutritionist (Islanders Board of Industry and Service, Cairns and Torres Strait Islands)


  • 2018 -Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • 2018- Master of Public Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2015 – Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • 2008 – Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours, Deakin University
  • 2007 – Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash University


  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) John Flynn Scholar
  • RL Simpson Elective Award in Public Health
  • General Practice Students Network (GPSN) First Wave Scholar

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