Nutrition and Mental Health: An update of the evidence

When:  Oct 5, 2022

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre and the Dietitians Australia Policy and Advocacy Team (2022). 

5 October 2022

Note: This webinar has been pre-recorded. The recording will be emailed to all registrants on 5 October 2022 and can be listened to at any time. 


This webinar will focus on recent research including results from reviews of published studies regarding the effectiveness of dietary interventions in a range of mental health conditions as well as updates on cost effectiveness. It will also increase awareness of recent guidelines, publications and emerging areas of interest in mental health.

Learning objective:

  • Key updates on research and guidelines in mental health



Dr Scott Teasdale is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with UNSW Sydney, based in the Mindgardens Neuroscience Network. He was a mental health dietitian in Sydney from 2013-2019 on a lifestyle program that transitioned from pilot project to becoming routine clinical mental health care and scaled across the health district. Dr Teasdale completed his PhD in 2019 through UNSW Sydney on the topic of nutrition interventions in mental illness and focuses on effectiveness and implementation research.

Dr Tetyana Rocks is a Research Fellow and Head of Translation and Education at the Food & Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University. Dr Rocks is has extensively involved in education and training of professionals and community on the topic of Nutritional Psychiatry and is regularly invited to speak at academic and professional events. Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Dr Rocks also leads several research projects exploring the relationship between diet and mental- and gut-health, including investigations in individuals with eating and post-traumatic stress disorders. Currently, Dr Rocks is leading an internationally recognised free online course Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition (>75,500 enrolees globally).

Tracy Burrows is a Fellow of Dietitians Australia and a Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Newcastle. She has developed a program of research in nutrition and mental health with a focus on addictive overeating in addition to other areas including weight management, e-health and dietary assessment. She has over 180 peer reviewed publications and received >$6 million in research funding and received numerous prestigious awards including The Hunter Medical research institute mid-career researcher of the year in 2020. 

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. CPD logs will be updated automatically in the days following the event. 

DA Members: $0 | Non-Members: $35