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Postdoctoral research fellow, Victoria University

Dr. Sarah Dash is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Institute of Health and Sport at Victoria University. Her work examines the role of lifestyle, in particular diet and physical activity, on mental health. Sarah’s background is in psychology and she completed her PhD at Deakin’s Food and Mood Centre in 2017. Sarah’s doctoral work examined the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of depression, and she has recently returned from a postdoc in Toronto, Canada working in public health nutrition.

Sarah’s research interests include lifestyle interventions for the promotion of physical and mental health, development and evaluation of public health interventions, and the role of gender in health.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Victoria University
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Ontario Institute of Technology
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Baker Institute


  • 2017 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 2012 
    BA (Psychology), University of British Columbia