Dietetic research and education

Dietitians work as part of research teams investigating nutrition and health issues and developing practical nutrition recommendations. Dietitians are also involved in training student dietitians, doctors and other health professionals.

Research forms a key element in the decisions made around human health.

Graduates can choose to work in research and may gain employment with government and non-government organisations interested in how best to improve health.

Research careers in nutrition can be found in universities, hospitals, research institutes and in the food industry.For more information on 'Research' careers you can go to our Research Careers website.

You can use your contact with lecturers and tutors to find out about possible research opportunities.

Graduates wanting to further their qualifications can elect to do an honours degree. This can lead onto a Masters by Research or PhD.

In order to become an academic or work in a university it is usual to complete a research degree such as a Masters by Research or PhD. Academics usually have a role in both teaching and research.

Supervisors and their research interests

Job titles/roles

Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Scientist, Research Dietitian, Research Nutritionist, Research Assistant, University Tutor, Demonstrator.


Expert in the area

Dr Susan Torres (PDF, 18.0KB) Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University provides an insight into career opportunities for Dietitians in Research and Teaching.

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