Mr Nathan D’Cunha is a sessional academic in the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, research assistant, and project officer at the University of Canberra (UC). Nathan has completed Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours, Class 1) and is currently working on his PhD at UC. He is a recipient of the UC Herbert Burton Medal for distinguished academic achievement in his graduating class. Nathan also holds a degree from the University of Kansas where he attended with an athletic scholarship. Nathan’s research interests include the relationship between diet and biomarkers of ageing, especially as they pertain to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Other research interests include the influence of nutraceuticals and exercise on successful ageing. Nathan also has six years experience working in aged-care and pathology collection.