Nutrition and Dietetics Research

Within the Dietetics and Human Nutrition Discipline at La Trobe University, our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of communities through food and nutrition, with contemporary academic education, innovative and translatable research and leading-edge partnerships.

Our strength lies in our breadth of methodological research skills and cross-disciplinary collaborations. We have strong links with health services, medical schools, sports groups and industry partnerships.

The research our discipline focuses on ranges from fundamental research through to translation science and falls under the following themes:

  • Food, culture and communities
  • Clinical nutrition therapy
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Food and performance
  • Nutrition through life

For available graduate research scholarship opportunities please see our scholarships page.

For research enquiries please email us at