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Professor of Psychology, CQUniversity Australia

Talitha is a clinical psychologist, researcher, educator, supervisor and founding head of the NeuroHealth Lab within Appleton Institute.

Talitha’s research, clinical practice, teaching and supervision focus on the impact of diet and therapeutic approaches for promoting brain function and improved psychological and mental health outcomes. Broadly, Talitha uses applied research methods and clinical practice to understand the complex ways in which nutrition and our food systems influence brain function, well-being, behaviour, cognitive performance and mental health.

She has expertise in developing and implementing interdisciplinary applied research that contributes to outcomes and knowledge across the areas of clinical psychology, behavioural neuroscience, nutritional psychiatry, compassion science, food systems and agricultural development aimed at improving lives through better brain and mind health.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, CQUniversity Australia


  • 2008 
    Flinders University, PhD - Clinical Psychology