Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Co-Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council, Career Development Fellowship and has published over 120 manuscripts. Her major research areas examine the impact of interventions to improve dietary intake and how this relates to changes in weight and health across all ages and stages of life.
Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA). She chaired the development of the Best Practice Dietetic Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity for Adults and lead the dietetic team at the University of Newcastle to review the evidence base informing these guidelines in 2011. She represents DAA on the international working party for the Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) in collaboration with Dietitians of Canada and the British Dietetic Association.
Professor Collins is well known in Australia as a DAA media spokesperson and commentator on nutrition and has conducted over 1000 media interviews. She has co- authored 5 general books on weight loss and is the nutrition consultant to the Shine Australia who produce the TV program The Biggest Loser.