Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine and Co-Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
She served on the ANZOS council for 6 years, including Vice President in 2007-08. Professor Collins chaired development of DAA’s Best Practice Dietetic Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity for Adults and led the University of Newcastle and DAA reference group in updating these in 2011. She was a one of the lead DAA researchers overseeing the systematic reviews that informed the NHMRC’s 2013 revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Australians. She was a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 20 years at John Hunter Children’s Hospital.
Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA) and represents DAA on the international Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) collaboration with Dietitians of Canada and the British Dietetic Association.
Professor Collins has an H-index of 24 and has published over 170 manuscripts. Her research evaluates the impact of interventions to improve dietary intake on changes in eating patterns, weight and health across all ages and stages of life. Current research focusses on using smart technologies to achieve this. She created the online Healthy Eating Quiz that has provided real-time feedback on diet quality to more than 50,000 users to date.
Prof Collins founded the Healthe@UON technology network at the University of Newcastle in 2012 and is academic leader for the University of Newcastle’s Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster.
Professor Collins has been a DAA media spokesperson for 15 years. She has co-authored 5 books for the general public on weight loss and is well known in Australia as a commentator on nutrition with over 1000 media interviews to date.
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