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Casual academic, Deakin University

Dr Rick Kausman is a Medical Doctor who is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the non-diet approach to healthy weight and well-being. Rick has written two books including the award-winning ‘If Not Dieting, Then What?’, he is the creator of a number of other resources, and has had several articles on healthy weight published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Rick is a Director of the Butterfly Foundation, a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine, and lecturer at Deakin University, Dietetic Department.

Dr Rick is a professional speaker who speaks for health professional groups, the general public, schools and business. He has also created and facilitates the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practice) accredited 2-day ifnotdieting health professional training, upskilling all health professionals in the person-centred, non-diet approach to well-being and healthy weight. More information about Dr Rick can be found at his web site,, at his Facebook page and Twitter.


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    Casual academic, Deakin University