Professor Julia Rucklidge
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director of Clinical Psychology Programme
Office Hours: Tuesday 8:30-10:30am - no appointment necessary
Recently became the recipient of the NZPsS Ballin Award at the NZPsS Annual Conference in Hamilton. This award honours Dame Ann Ballin, ONZ, DBE clinical psychologist and first woman President of the NZPsS who received the DBE for a lifelong contribution to advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities.
Professor Julia Rucklidge's TEDx talk on "The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health"
Active & Completed Research Projects: MENTAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION RESEARCH (includes links to a Facebook page on new studies; a blog that Professor Bonnie Kaplan and Professor Julia Rucklidge write together; twitter; link to International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research.
University of Canterbury ' What If ' seminars
WHAT IF NUTRITION COULD TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS (June 2015)
Other Media Links:
In 2016, Julia featured in an award winning documentary “Letters from Generation Rx” (Director Kevin Miller, narrator Tilda Swinton) that describes the challenges of conventional treatments and discusses an alternative way forward for the treatment of mental illness. Watch it here: http://www.lettersfromgenerationrx.com/
Her work featured as a cover story in the NZ Listener in 2015: http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/social-issues-current-affairs/pills-ills/
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)
BSc (McGill University)
MSc (University of Calgary)
PhD (University of Calgary)
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
PSYC335: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC477: Special Topic: Mental Health and Food - Course Coordinator
PSYC641: Advanced Psychopathology - Course Coordinator
PSYC651: Psychotherapeutic Methods - Lecturer
PSYC661: Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology - I - Course Coordinator
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.
Specific interests lie in
- My main area of research is looking at the impact of nutrition and nutrients on psychological symptoms, like ADHD, mood, anxiety and addictions. I am also interested in publication bias across disciplines. I am currently only supervising research within these topic areas.
Member of the Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal