Prof Clare Collins
Professor Collins is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences and Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, the University of Newcastle. She leads the largest team of research dietitians internationally in developing food and nutrition eHealth tools, programs and evaluating the impact on eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic disease conditions. Professor Collins has published over 350 manuscripts and supervised 28 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. She is a DAA Fellow and in 2018 was awarded the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) President’s Award for Innovation in Honour of the Memory of Josephine Rogers and in 2017 Hunter Medical Research Institute, Researcher of the Year.
Professor Clare Collins is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA) and has been a DAA spokesperson since the program’s inception in 1999. Prof Collins is passionate about nutrition communication and a sought after media commentator having completed thousands of media interviews, and is a regular guest of Dr Karl on TripleJ Science Hour. In 2018 she was an ABC Catalyst presenter on Feeding Australia. She co-created the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), The Science of Weight Loss - Dispelling Diet Myths, has been completed by over 45,000 people across 180 countries. Professor Collins is the most read Australian author for The Conversation with over 75 articles and 8 million readers.