Dr Tetyana Rocks



Research Fellow (Grade 2)


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine




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Psychological distress as a risk factor for all-cause, chronic disease- and suicide-specific mortality: a prospective analysis using data from the National Health Interview Survey

M Hockey, T Rocks, A Ruusunen, F Jacka, W Huang, B Liao, D Aune, Y Wang, J Nie, A O’Neil

(2022), Vol. 57, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Germany, C1

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Supporting Maternal and Child Mental Health Through Dietary Changes Focused on the Gut Microbiota

Samantha Dawson, Amy Finlay-Jones, Lauren Ball, Tetyana Rocks, Felice Jacka

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 51-55, PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, C1

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Role of Diet in Depression in Young People: Recommendations for Implementation in Practice

Alison Yung, Meghan Hockey, Adam Grosman, Tetyana Rocks

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 56-61, PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, C1

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Supporting Dietary Change for the Treatment of Mood Disorders in Adults: How Can We Harness Digital Platforms?

Claire Young, Tetyana Rocks, Rachelle Opie, Michael Berk, Adrienne O'Neil

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 62-66, PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, C1

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Evaluating telehealth lifestyle therapy versus telehealth psychotherapy for reducing depression in adults with COVID-19 related distress: the curbing anxiety and depression using lifestyle medicine (CALM) randomised non-inferiority trial protocol

L Young, S Moylan, T John, M Turner, R Opie, M Hockey, D Saunders, C Bruscella, F Jacka, M Teychenne, S Rosenbaum, K Banker, S Mahoney, M Tembo, J Lai, N Mundell, G McKeon, M Yucel, J Speight, P Absetz, V Versace, M Chatterton, M Berk, S Manger, M Mohebbi, M Morgan, A Chapman, C Bennett, M O’Shea, T Rocks, S Leach, A O’Neil

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Psychiatry, C1

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Possible use of fermented foods in rehabilitation of anorexia nervosa: the gut microbiota as a modulator

T Rocks, M West, M Hockey, H Aslam, M Lane, A Loughman, F Jacka, A Ruusunen

(2021), Vol. 107, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, England, C1

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The Mind-Body Well-being Initiative: a better lifestyle for people with severe mental illness

N Lalley, S Manger, F Jacka, T Rocks, A Ruusunen, L Barron

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 434-438, Australasian Psychiatry, England, C1

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Gastrointestinal symptoms following treatment for anorexia nervosa: A systematic literature review

M West, C McMaster, H Staudacher, S Hart, F Jacka, T Stewart, A Loughman, T Rocks, A Ruusunen

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 936-951, International Journal of Eating Disorders, United States, C1

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Diet and mental health

Amy Loughman, H Staudacher, Tetyana Rocks, Anu Ruusunen, Wolfgang Marx, Adrienne O'Neil, Felice Jacka

(2021), Vol. 32, pp. 100-112, Mod Trends Psychiatry, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Augmented reality in medical education: students' experiences and learning outcomes

P Dhar, T Rocks, R Samarasinghe, G Stephenson, C Smith

(2021), Vol. 26, pp. 1-9, Medical Education Online, London, Eng., C1

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Cost effectiveness of dietary interventions for individuals with mental disorders: A scoping review of experimental studies

T Burrows, S Teasdale, T Rocks, M Whatnall, J Schindlmayr, J Plain, M Roberton, G Latimer, D Harris, A Forsyth

(2021), pp. 1-12, Nutrition and Dietetics, London, Eng., C1

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Is dairy consumption associated with depressive symptoms or disorders in adults? A systematic review of observational studies

M Hockey, A McGuinness, W Marx, T Rocks, F Jacka, A Ruusunen

(2020), Vol. 60, pp. 3653-3668, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, United States, C1

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Treatment interventions for Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders: systematic review

E Kotilahti, M West, R Isomaa, L Karhunen, T Rocks, A Ruusunen

(2020), Vol. 53, pp. 1280-1302, International journal of eating disorders, Chichester, Eng., C1

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The effect of ultra-processed very low-energy diets on gut microbiota and metabolic outcomes in individuals with obesity: a systematic literature review

M Lane, G Howland, M West, M Hockey, W Marx, A Loughman, M O'Hely, F Jacka, T Rocks

(2020), Vol. 14, pp. 197-204, Obesity research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The effects of dairy and dairy derivatives on the gut microbiota: a systematic literature review

Hajara Aslam, Wolfgang Marx, Tetyana Rocks, Amy Loughman, Vinoomika Chandrasekaran, Anu Ruusunen, Samantha Dawson, Madeline West, Eva Mullarkey, Julie Pasco, Felice Jacka

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, Gut microbes, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Ultraprocessed food and chronic noncommunicable diseases: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of 43 observational studies

Melissa Lane, Jessica Davis, Sally Beattie, Clara Gómez‐Donoso, Amy Loughman, Adrienne O'Neil, Felice Jacka, Michael Berk, Richard Page, Wolfgang Marx, Tetyana Rocks

(2020), Vol. Early View, Obesity Reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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The kynurenine pathway in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of 101 studies

W Marx, A McGuinness, T Rocks, A Ruusunen, J Cleminson, A Walker, S Gomes-da-Costa, M Lane, M Sanches, A Diaz, P Tseng, P Lin, M Berk, G Clarke, A O’Neil, F Jacka, B Stubbs, A Carvalho, J Quevedo, J Soares, B Fernandes

(2020), pp. 1-21, Molecular Psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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The gut microbiome in anorexia nervosa: relevance for nutritional rehabilitation

Anu Ruusunen, Tetyana Rocks, Felice Jacka, Amy Loughman

(2019), Vol. 236, pp. 1545-1558, Psychopharmacology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Effect of saffron supplementation on symptoms of depression and anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wolfgang Marx, Melissa Lane, Tetyana Rocks, Anu Ruusunen, Amy Loughman, Adrian Lopresti, Skye Marshall, Michael Berk, Felice Jacka, Olivia Dean

(2019), Vol. 77, pp. 557-571, Nutrition reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Prevalence of exercise addiction symptomology and disordered eating in Australian students studying nutrition and dietetics

T Rocks, F Pelly, G Slater, L Martin

(2017), Vol. 117, pp. 1628-1636, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Eating attitudes and behaviours of students enrolled in undergraduate nutrition and dietetics degrees

T Rocks, F Pelly, G Slater, L Martin

(2017), Vol. 74, pp. 381-387, Nutrition and Dietetics, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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The relationship between dietary intake and energy availability, eating attitudes and cognitive restraint in students enrolled in undergraduate nutrition degrees

T Rocks, F Pelly, G Slater, L Martin

(2016), Vol. 107, pp. 406-414, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Nutrition knowledge of dietetic undergraduate students: An exploratory study

K Lawrence, F Pelly, T Rocks

(2016), Vol. 73, pp. 260-267, Nutrition and Dietetics, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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Nutritional management of anorexia nervosa in children and adolescent inpatients: The current practice of Australian dietitians

T Rocks, F Pelly, P Wilkinson

(2014), Vol. 71, pp. 100-107, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Fernwood Fitness Research Fellow - Food and Mood centre

Prof Felice Jacka, Dr Tetyana Rocks

Fernwood Foundation

  • 2020: $29,032
  • 2019: $194,219
  • 2018: $153,628
  • 2017: $82,825

PhD Scholarship - The association between dairy consumption and mood and cognition

Prof Felice Jacka, Miss Meghan Hockey, Dr Anu Ruusunen, Dr Helen Macpherson, Dr Tetyana Rocks

Australian Rotary Health PhD scholarship

  • 2021: $18,000
  • 2020: $18,000
  • 2019: $11,250

Be Fit Food Project

Dr Tetyana Rocks

The Trustee for Bariatric Essentials Unit Trust (Be Fit Food)

  • 2020: $1,292

ASRC + FAMC collaboration.

Dr Tetyana Rocks, Miss Sarah Dash, Ms Samantha De Araugo

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Inc

  • 2022: $8,348


No completed student supervisions to report