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Dr Jessica Bayes
Current Appointment: Maurice Blackmore Research Fellow
Organisational Unit: National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine
Location: A3:50, A Block, Lismore Campus
Jessica is a clinical nutritionist and researcher who has worked extensively in the health and wellness industry for the past 10 years. She completed her bachelor of health science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine (honours) from Endeavour College of Natural Health where she developed a strong interest in research. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Faculty of Health, researching in the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry. She recently conducted a clinical trial assessing the effects of a Mediterranean diet on the symptoms of depression in young men, which highlighted the powerful effect that food can have on mental health.
Jessica is currently a Maurice Blackmore Research Fellow, in the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, at Southern Cross University. She is continuing her work in nutritional psychiatry, and is developing a program of research that will centre around diet and mental health, aiming to support vulnerable populations with a "food as medicine" approach.