Professor Julia Rucklidge - People - Psychology - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
Professor Julia Rucklidge

Professor Julia Rucklidge

Position

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. 

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 (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)

Other Psychology Department earthquake related research

Qualifications

BSc (McGill University)
MSc (University of Calgary)
PhD (University of Calgary)
CPsych
FNZPsS
MNZCCP

Contact Details

Room: 465
Email: julia.rucklidge@canterbury.ac.nz
For Clinical Psychology Programme related enquiries: directorclinicalpsychology@canterbury.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 369 4398 (direct)
Internal ext: 94398

Postal address:
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC335: Abnormal Psychology

Graduate Courses

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

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

  • 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.

Other duties

Member of the Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal

Publications and UC Research Profile