Laureate Professor Clare Collins

Internationally renowned nutrition researcher and Laureate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle 

Clare Collins is a Laureate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics and Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle. She leads a large team of research dietitians internationally in developing food and nutrition eHealth tools and programs and evaluating the impact on eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic disease conditions. 

Professor Collins has published over 400 publications and supervised over 35 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia and Fellow of the Dietitians Australia (DA).  

In 2018 she was awarded the DA President’s Award for Innovation in Honour of the Memory of Josephine Rogers for creating the online brief diet quality self-assessment tool, The Healthy Eating Quiz now completed by over 500,000 people. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Hunter Medical Research Institute, Researcher of the Year prize. 

Professor Collins is a sought after nutrition science media commentator in Australia and the most read Australian author on The Conversation. She co-created a Massive Open Online Course, The Science of Weight Loss – Dispelling Diet Myths, now completed by over 60,000 people across 180 countries.