Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Freelance Science Writer, University of South Australia

Natalie is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at UniSA and a freelance writer. She has a PhD in nutrition and mental health, an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Master of Dietetics, and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Science Writing with Johns Hopkins University. For more than 10 years her research investigated 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.


  • 2013–present
    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


  • 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)