Professor Julia Rucklidge

Professor Julia Rucklidge

Position

Professor

From the 1st January 2015 Professor Julia Rucklidge will be Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme.

Research

Professor Julia Rucklidge's TEDx talk on "The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health"

What is TEDx?

Active & Completed Research Projects: MENTAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION RESEARCH

University of Canterbury ' What If ' seminars

WHAT IF NUTRITION COULD TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS (May 2014)

Other Media Links:

NEW TREATMENT MAY HELP ADHD SUFFERERS (news.com.au - 29 January 2014)

NUTRIENTS COULD HELP ADHD - STUDY (3NEWS, 30 January 2014)

LATEST NUTRIENTS RESEARCH TRIAL MAY OPEN NEW DOORS (UoC Communications)

Other Psychology Department earthquake related research

Qualifications

B.Sc. (McGill University)
M.Sc.
Ph.D. (University of Calgary)

Room

465

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 3642 987 (Ext 7959)
Internal Phone: 7959

Email: julia.rucklidge@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address:
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC 335: Abnormal Psychology

Graduate Courses

PSYC 477 Special Topic: Mental Health and Food - Course Coordinator

PSYC 641: Advanced Psychopathology - Course Coordinator

PSYC 651: Psychotherapeutic Methods

PSYC 654: Comprehensive Exam in Clinical Psychology

PSYC 661: Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology - I - Course Coordinator

PSYC 662: Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology - II

Thesis Supervision

I prefer to supervise within my specific areas of research interest. That way, I can be most helpful to graduate students. I encourage students to become independent thinkers and to develop a thesis that is empirical with the goal that the work will be publishable. I enjoy self-motivated, thorough and dedicated students. In turn, you can expect my supervision to be structured and involved. I am prompt with answering questions and also open to meet with students as the need arises.

Research Interests

Specific interests lie in

  • Nutritional interventions (including micronutrients) in the treatment of psychiatric symptoms
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan
  • Psychological, psychiatric and cognitive factors that contribute to severity of impairment in ADHD
  • Mood disorders in children and adolescents
  • Risk factors contributing to youth offending

Department Administration

Chair, Resources Committee

Other duties

Volunteer Psychologist Charity Hospital
Member of the Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal

Publications and UC Research Profile