We look forward to sharing the knowledge and expertise of our wonderful National Keynote Speaker line up at the 2019 APS 39th ASM, to be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 2019.
Professor Clare Collins
Professor Clare Collins is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine and Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
In 2017 Professor Collins was awarded the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s researcher of the Year. Professor Collins has published over 300 manuscripts and supervised 25 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. She leads the largest team of dietitian researchers internationally, in assessing dietary intake and evaluating the impact of food and nutrition on eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic disease conditions. Her team’s research focusses on using smart technologies to achieve this.
Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA) and represented DAA in an international Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition collaboration with Dietitians of Canada and the British Dietetic Association. Professor Collins was a team leader on the evidence reviews conducted by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) that informed the revision of the 2013 NHMRC Australian Dietary Guidelines. She served on the Australia and New Zealand (ANZOS) council for 6 years, with 2 years as Vice President (2007-08). Professor Collins chaired development of DAA’s Best Practice Dietetic Guidelines for the Management of Adult Overweight and Obesity and led the University of Newcastle and DAA reference group in the 2011 update.
Professor Collins was a clinical paediatric dietitian at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, NSW for over 20 years. She is passionate about nutrition communication and has conducted over 1800 media interviews. She has been a DAA media spokesperson for 18 years and wrote for the Newcastle Herald for over 25 years. As a sought-after nutrition commentator, she has demystified nutrition and health science across the media from Dr Karl and Triple J, to TV including Sunrise, and The Circle; to magazines and newspapers internationally. She has contributed over 50 nutrition articles for The Conversation, with over 5 million readers.
We are delighted to have Professor Collins involved in 2019 APS 39th ASM. We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.
Registrations are now open!