About

The Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary research centre that aims to understand the complex ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health. We are a team of world-class researchers from various backgrounds, studying the food-mood relationship at various levels, from microbiology to public health.

Within in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry, our research initiatives aim to identify nutrition-based approaches to preventing and treating mental disorders that may improve brain and mental health both in Australia and globally. Our team works to bring our research from our laboratory to you; we are an evidence-based resource, and aim provide top-quality Nutritional Psychiatry information for all.

The Food and Mood Centre are committed to conducting high quality research that helps us to learn about how diet and nutrition can prevent, treat and reduce risk of mental disorders.

Felice Jacka

Professor Felice Jacka

Professor Jacka is Director of the Food and Mood Centre and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR). She is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at Deakin University in Australia, within the IMPACT SRC at the School of Medicine.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Led by Professor Felice Jacka, the Food and Mood centre are a multi-disciplinary team studying the ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health.

Our Food and Mood Centre research program is focused on expanding the important research in this new field of Nutritional Psychiatry so that we can discover risk factors and develop solutions to mental health problems using dietary and nutritional strategies.

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Our Research

Our Research

Our Food and Mood Centre research program is focused on expanding the important research in the new field of Nutritional Psychiatry so that we can discover risk factors and develop solutions to mental health problems using dietary and nutritional strategies. We are the only such research centre in the world and we hope that you find our work as fascinating and important as we do.

Our Research