Laureate Professor Clare Collins AO is an NHMRC Research Leadership Fellow (L3) conducting Nutrition and Dietetic research, School of Health Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. L/Professor Collins is Director of the Food and Nutrition Research Program within Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
L/Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS); Fellow of Nutrition Society of Australia (FNSA) and a Fellow of Dietitians Australia (FDA). She chaired the Best Practice Dietetic Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity for Adults and led the dietetic team at the University of Newcastle to review the evidence base informing the 2011 update and was co-led the evidence review commissioned by NHMRC to inform the 2013 revised Australian Dietary Guidelines.
In 2017 Professor Collins was awarded Hunter Medical Research Institute, Researcher of the Year. She has published over 450 manuscripts and supervised over 30 PhD candidates to completion. Her research focuses on nutrition and dietary intake technologies to improve food-related health of people across all ages and stages of life, and levels of chronic disease risk. L/Professor Collins has developed online tools for dietary assessment, including the free public resources, the Healthy Eating Quiz (http://healthyeatingquiz.com.au/) and No Money No Time (https://nomoneynotime.com.au/) and the Australian Eating Survey used by hundreds of research and clinicians (https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/centre/cpan/australian-eating-survey).
Laureate Professor Collins is a sought after Australian nutrition science media communicator and has conducted thousands of media interviews, including TripleJ Science Hour with Dr Karl. She contributed to the Dietitians Australia spokesperson program voluntarily for 20 years and co-authored six books for the public on weight loss. She has been a nutrition consultant to Shine Australia who produced the TV programs The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor, So You Think you can Dance and Australian Survivor and she also appeared on ABC Catalyst and Ask the Doctor TV programs and SBS Reset with Dr Michael Mosley.
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