Julia Rucklidge

Julia Rucklidge at Lifestyle Medicine 2016

We’re delighted to make available a great presentation by Professor Julia Rucklidge from Lifestyle Medicine 2016, as she explores micronutrients as a treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Risk free super early bird registrations are now open for Lifestyle Medicine 2018, to be held 18-19 August 2018, Brisbane.

Micronutrients as a treatment for psychiatric disorders: rethinking the paradigm

You can now get online access to videos of all the plenary lectures, concurrent workshops and panel discussions from Lifestyle Medicine 2016. Here’s the 2016 program and speakers. That’s over 90 videos totalling 33 hours of conference sessions delivered over three days at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne in November, 2016.

More Lifestyle Medicine 2016 wrap up:

Note: Main picture shows Julia delivering her Ted Talk, ‘The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health’ which you can also watch here.

About Professor Julia Rucklidge, PhD, CPsych, FNZPsS, MNZCCP

Julia Rucklidge is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, she did her undergraduate training in neurobiology at McGill University in Montreal. She then completed a Master’s and PhD at the University of Calgary in clinical psychology followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

In 2000, she joined the Department of Psychology where she teaches child psychology in

the Clinical Psychology Programme and more recently, introduced the topic of Mental Health and Nutrition into the wider psychology programme. Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions.

In the last decade, she has been running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Julia has over 100 publications and was the recipient of the Ballin Award 2015 from the NZ Psychologist Society, an award that recognises notably significant contributions to the development or enhancement of clinical psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. She was also named in the top 100 Most Influential Women in 2015 by Westpac Trust.