Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia

Natalie is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at UniSA and a freelance science writer. She has a PhD in nutrition and mental health, an Honours degree in Psychology, a Master of Dietetics, and a Graduate Certificate in Science Writing with Johns Hopkins University. For more than 10 years her research investigated emotional intelligence, effects of omega-3s and other nutrients on mental health across the lifespan, parental influences on young children's diets, and the physical and mental health benefits of a whole food Mediterranean-style diet.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2017–present
    Science Writer, Freelance
  • 2013–2018
    Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2016–2017
    Accredited Practising Dietitian, Centre for Health and Wellbeing
  • 2006–2013
    Research Fellow, University of South Australia

Education

  • 2019 
    Johns Hopkins University, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Science Writing
  • 2017 
    Science in the Media (non-award course), Australian National University
  • 2015 
    University of South Australia, Master of Dietetics
  • 2006 
    University of South Australia, CSIRO Human Nutrition, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Psychology (with first class Honours)