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Deakin University
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Geelong Victoria 3220

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A/Prof Felice Jacka

A/Prof Felice Jacka

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: +61 3 4215 3302
Campus: Geelong - Barwon Health


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Brief Biography

Associate Professor Jacka is Principal Research Fellow with the IMPACT SRC and director of the Division of Nutritional Psychiatry Research within this SRC. She holds an honorary position as Research Fellow with the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. Associate Professor Jacka is the President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research and of the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders.

Associate Professor Jacka's ongoing program of research focuses on lifestyle behaviours, particularly diet, as risk factors for the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety. She is internationally recognised as a pioneering researcher in this nascent domain of investigation, leading the field in establishing associations between diet quality and mental health across the lifespan, in adults, adolescents and children from many countries. She has also developed a theoretical framework for this research, which has extensive applications and implications for public health and clinical practice.

Associate Professor Jacka is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including NHMRC funding for the first randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement as a treatment strategy in major depression. Her research program comprises a broad range of observational investigations, as well as the development and evaluation of community-based and clinical interventions. Her goals are to develop effective, best-practice strategies for the universal primary prevention of the common mental disorders, as well effective secondary prevention and treatment strategies for those affected.

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