Researcher biography

Associate Professor Susan de Jersey is a Metro North Hospital and Health Service Clinician Research Fellow. Susan is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a Doctor of Philosophy, a Masters of Public Health, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies), a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) and a Grad Cert in Diabetes Management.

Susan is passionate about the role women play in nurturing themselves and future generations through good health. With a desire to prevent chronic disease at important life stages her team focus on nutrition care for women during the reproductive years, ensuring women get access to wholistic care and the support they need during this window of opportunity to reduce the risk of poor health for themselves and their baby. This is achieved through clinical excellence and leadership, high impact research that transforms health care delivery and a multidisciplinary focus to mentoring others in this pursuit.

Susan has a national reputation as an expert and leader in maternal health, particularly nutrition care delivery and capacity building of clinicians. She is a leader to a team of dietitians working in antenatal care across Metro North Health, advises on preventive health nutrition, activity and weight approach within the first 2000 days of life, and provides care to women and their families within the antenatal clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Susan’s team work to implement and evaluate routine practice changes to ensure women are provided with evidence informed, person centred care.

Susan is a Board Director for the Australiasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society.