Genevieve is Research Assistant with the Food and Mood Centre, alongside completing her final year of a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at Deakin University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry). Genevieve’s medical and research interests focus on the role of nutrition, gut microbiome sustainable food systems more broadly, on mental health, non-communicable diseases, and the climate. As a future doctor, she is interested in the translational role of research in these areas into clinical medicine, public health promotion and medical education.
Genevieve is currently working with the Food and Mood Centre on the translation of diet and mental health research into education modules and workshops. Bringing values of health and wellbeing into her own life, Genevieve enjoys teaching yoga, experimenting in the kitchen and hiking.
Genevieve is involved in the following projects:
Food and Mood Massive Open Online Course
Assisting in the development of a two-stage digital course:
- A short course on the relationship between diet and mental health, which will be of interest to a wider community of learners from around the world
- A specialised course on prevention and management of mental health issues through diet, considering a wide range of factors that influence human nutrition
Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry Workshops and Masterclasses
A rapidly increasing evidence base suggests that lifestyle approaches, specifically dietary modification, has great potential for the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Thus, incorporating dietary assessment and counselling into the management of psychiatric disorders is likely to be beneficial and warranted. The workshops and masterclasses on the subject developed and delivered by the centre’s team provides a foundational knowledge of the nascent but transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry.
Research area and skills: education, research translation, scientific communication, medicine, food systems, public health.