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Matthew Snelson

Postdoctoral research fellow, Monash University

Dr Matthew Snelson is a dietitian and researcher interested in the role of diet in altering disease states via modulation of the gut microbiota. He completed his PhD at Monash University in 2019, investigating the effects of a processed diet on gut homeostasis and the contribution that these changes make to the development of diabetic kidney disease. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Diabetes, Monash University investigating the role of resistant starch on the development of diabetic nephropathy.

He is a regular science presenter at Laneway Learning in Melbourne and has run science classes during National Science Week and Melbourne Knowledge Week.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Monash University
  • 2015–2019
    PhD candidate, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute