Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle

Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Professor Collins hold a prestigious NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. She is Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition and an Academic Leader of the Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster. She has published over 230 manuscripts and supervised over 20 Research Higher Degree candidates to completion. Her research examines the impact of interventions to improve dietary intake, particularly those that use technology, and how this relates to changes in diet quality, food patterns, 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 a well known Australian media commentator on nutrition and has conducted thousands of media interviews. She has been a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia fro 16 years. She has co-authored six books for the public on weight loss and has been nutrition consultant to the Shine Australia who produce the TV programs The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor and So You Think you can Dance.


  • 2000–present
    Nutrition researcher, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle
  • 2011–present
    Co-Director, the Priority Research Centre in Nutrition and Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle


  • 1999 
    The University of Newcastle, PhD
  • 1996 
    The University of Newcastle, Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Epidemiology
  • 1982 
    The University of Sydney, Postgraduate Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1981 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Science

Research Areas

  • Nutrition And Dietetics (1111)


Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia