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Prof Clare Collins - Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, University of Newcastle

Monday 30 November, 12pm - 1:30pm AEDT

Increasingly, nutrition professionals are required to engage with the media but doing so is quite daunting. Support and training are essential to develop the skills for effectively engaging with the media, be it in radio, television or print. Recent national and global events have had significant impact on population health and dietary behaviours. The media is a useful tool to engage people and provide them with accessible and high-quality nutrition information that will allow them to adapt positively to these changes. This NSA masterclass will provide early and mid career nutrition scientists insight into preparing to face the media, including top tips for success, what to avoid and how to make a real-world impact.

Open and free for all NSA members

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Professor Collins is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle. She leads the largest team of research dietitians internationally in developing food and nutrition eHealth tools, 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 350 manuscripts and supervised 28 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. Professor Clare Collins is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Fellow Nutrition Society of Australia and Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA). In 2018 she was awarded the DAA President’s Award for Innovation in Honour of the Memory of Josephine Rogers and in 2017 the Hunter Medical Research Institute, Researcher of the Year.

Prof Collins is a sought after media commentator. She is a regular guest of Dr Karl on TripleJ Science Hour and has presented for ABC Catalyst. She co-created the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), The Science of Weight Loss - Dispelling Diet Myths, has been completed by over 57,000 people across 180 countries. Professor Collins is the most read Australian author for The Conversation with over 80 articles and 9.5 million readers.