Dr Scott Teasdale
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Scott Teasdale

PhD; BNutrDiet; BAppSci (Nutr&Food)

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Teasdale is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Research Fellow with UNSW Sydney and Mindgardens Neuroscience Network. Dr Teasdale focuses on real world effectiveness and implementation research relating to nutrition and lifestyle in the field of severe mental illness. His research program has helped drive a clear role for dietitians in preventing and managing physical health disparities in people living with severe mental illness.

Phone
+61-2-9366 8610
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Travica N; Teasdale S; Marx W, 2023, 'Nutraceuticals in mood disorders: current knowledge and future directions.', Curr Opin Psychiatry, vol. 36, pp. 54 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000826
    Journal articles | 2022
    Blumfield M; McConnell A; Petocz P; Rouf A; Duve E; Teasdale SB; Marshall S; Fayet-Moore F, 2022, 'Relationship between discretionary food intake and sex, body image, health, and geographical remoteness among Indigenous Australian adolescents', Nutrition and Dietetics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12732
    Journal articles | 2022
    Watkins A; Stein-Parbury J; Curtis J; Poole J; Teasdale S; Fibbins H; Rossimel E; Lederman O; Ward PB; Rosenbaum S; Denney-Wilson E, 2022, 'Tackling change in mental health service delivery: A qualitative evaluation of a lifestyle program targeting mental health staff – Keeping our Staff in Mind (KoSiM)', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.633
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mueller-Stierlin AS; Teasdale SB; Dinc U; Moerkl S; Prinz N; Becker T; Kilian R, 2021, 'Feasibility and acceptability of photographic food record, food diary and weighed food record in people with serious mental illness', Nutrients, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu13082862
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rossimel E; Teasdale SB; Poole J; Fibbins H; Curtis J; Watkins A; Rosenbaum S; Ward PB, 2021, 'Keeping our staff in mind: Dietary results of a lifestyle intervention targeting mental health staff', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 32, pp. 451 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.377
    Journal articles | 2020
    Deenik J; Czosnek L; Teasdale SB; Stubbs B; Firth J; Schuch FB; Tenback DE; Van Harten PN; Tak ECPM; Lederman O; Ward PB; Hendriksen IJM; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2020, 'From impact factors to real impact: Translating evidence on lifestyle interventions into routine mental health care', Translational Behavioral Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 1070 - 1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz067
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lederman O; Ward PB; Rosenbaum S; Maloney C; Watkins A; Teasdale S; Morell R; Curtis J, 2020, 'Stepping up early treatment for help-seeking youth with at-risk mental states: Feasibility and acceptability of a real-world exercise program', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 14, pp. 450 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eip.12871
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rosenbaum S; Ward PB; Baldeo R; Fibbins H; Jarman R; Lederman O; Perram A; Poole J; Rossimel E; Smith G; Teasdale S; Wade T; Watkins A; White A; Pearce D; Curtis J, 2020, 'Changing health workforce attitudes to promote improved physical health in mental health service users: Keeping our Staff in Mind (KoSiM)', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 31, pp. 447 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.320
    Journal articles | 2020
    Teasdale SB; Burrows TL; Hayes T; Hsia CY; Watkins A; Curtis J; Ward PB, 2020, 'Dietary intake, food addiction and nutrition knowledge in young people with mental illness', Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 77, pp. 315 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12550
    Journal articles | 2020
    Teasdale SB; Morell R; Lappin JM; Curtis J; Watkins A; Ward PB, 2020, 'Prevalence and correlates of food insecurity in community-based individuals with severe mental illness receiving long-acting injectable antipsychotic treatment', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 124, pp. 470 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520001191
    Journal articles | 2020
    Watkins A; Denney-Wilson E; Curtis J; Teasdale S; Rosenbaum S; Ward PB; Stein-Parbury J, 2020, 'Keeping the body in mind: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of people experiencing first-episode psychosis participating in a lifestyle intervention programme', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 29, pp. 278 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12683
    Journal articles | 2019
    Costa R; Teasdale S; Abreu S; Bastos T; Probst M; Rosenbaum S; Ward PB; Corredeira R, 2019, 'Dietary Intake, Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle-Related Factors in People with Schizophrenia', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 40, pp. 851 - 860, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2019.1642426
    Journal articles | 2019
    Firth J; Siddiqi N; Koyanagi A; Siskind D; Rosenbaum S; Galletly C; Allan S; Caneo C; Carney R; Carvalho AF; Chatterton ML; Correll CU; Curtis J; Gaughran F; Heald A; Hoare E; Jackson SE; Kisely S; Lovell K; Maj M; McGorry PD; Mihalopoulos C; Myles H; O'Donoghue B; Pillinger T; Sarris J; Schuch FB; Shiers D; Smith L; Solmi M; Suetani S; Taylor J; Teasdale SB; Thornicroft G; Torous J; Usherwood T; Vancampfort D; Veronese N; Ward PB; Yung AR; Killackey E; Stubbs B, 2019, 'The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 6, pp. 675 - 712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30132-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Morell R; Curtis J; Watkins A; Poole J; Fibbins H; Rossimel E; Gerrard M; White A; Teasdale S; Ward PB; Lappin J, 2019, 'Cardio-metabolic risk in individuals prescribed long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication', Psychiatry Research, vol. 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112606
    Journal articles | 2019
    Teasdale SB; Curtis J; Ward PB; Watkins A; Lederman O; Rosenbaum S; Kalucy M; Lappin J; Samaras K, 2019, 'The effectiveness of the Keeping the Body in Mind Xtend pilot lifestyle program on dietary intake in first-episode psychosis: Two-year outcomes', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, vol. 13, pp. 214 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2019.02.003
    Journal articles | 2019
    Teasdale SB; Ward PB; Samaras K; Firth J; Stubbs B; Tripodi E; Burrows TL, 2019, 'Dietary intake of people with severe mental illness: Systematic review and meta-analysis', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 214, pp. 251 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2019.20
    Journal articles | 2018
    Curtis J; Watkins A; Teasdale S; Lederman O; Kalucy M; Lappin J; Samaras K; Rosenbaum S; Ward PB, 2018, '2-year follow-up: Still keeping the body in mind', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 52, pp. 602 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417753553
    Journal articles | 2018
    Firth J; Rosenbaum S; Ward PB; Curtis J; Teasdale SB; Yung AR; Sarris J, 2018, 'Adjunctive nutrients in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review of efficacy, tolerability and neurobiological mechanisms', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 12, pp. 774 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eip.12544
    Journal articles | 2018
    Firth J; Stubbs B; Teasdale SB; Ward PB; Veronese N; Shivappa N; Hebert JR; Berk M; Yung AR; Sarris J, 2018, 'Diet as a hot topic in psychiatry: a population-scale study of nutritional intake and inflammatory potential in severe mental illness', World Psychiatry, vol. 17, pp. 365 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wps.20571
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lappin JM; Wijaya M; Watkins A; Morell R; Teasdale S; Lederman O; Rosenbaum S; Dick S; Ward P; Curtis J, 2018, 'Cardio-metabolic risk and its management in a cohort of clozapine-treated outpatients', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 199, pp. 367 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.02.035
    Journal articles | 2018
    Salomon C; Bellamy J; Evans L; Reid R; Hsu M; Teasdale S; Trollor J, 2018, '‘Get Healthy!’ A physical activity and nutrition program for older adults with intellectual disability: pilot study protocol', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 4, pp. 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40814-018-0333-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Salomon C; Whittle E; Bellamy J; Evans E; Teasdale S; Samaras K; Ward PW; Hsu M; Trollor J, 2018, '“It just slips away”: a qualitative exploration of barriers and enablers of physical activity and healthy eating for older Australians with intellectual disability', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2018.1550727
    Journal articles | 2017
    Firth J; Carney R; Stubbs B; Teasdale SB; Vancampfort D; Ward PB; Berk M; Sarris J, 2017, 'Nutritional Deficiencies and Clinical Correlates in First-Episode Psychosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.', Schizophr Bull, vol. 44, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbx162
    Journal articles | 2017
    Teasdale SB; Samaras K; Wade T; Jarman R; Ward PB, 2017, 'A review of the nutritional challenges experienced by people living with severe mental illness: a role for dietitians in addressing physical health gaps', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 30, pp. 545 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12473
    Journal articles | 2017
    Teasdale SB; Ward PB; Rosenbaum S; Samaras K; Stubbs B, 2017, 'Solving a weighty problem: Systematic review and meta-analysis of nutrition interventions in severe mental illness', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 210, pp. 110 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.115.177139
    Journal articles | 2017
    Teasdale SB; Ward PB; Samaras K, 2017, 'Dietary intervention in the dystopian world of severe mental illness: measure for measure, then manage', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 135, pp. 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acps.12670
    Journal articles | 2016
    Curtis J; Watkins A; Rosenbaum S; Teasdale S; Kalucy M; Samaras K; Ward PB, 2016, 'Evaluating an individualized lifestyle and life skills intervention to prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain in first-episode psychosis', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 10, pp. 267 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eip.12230
    Journal articles | 2016
    Teasdale SB; Ward PB; Rosenbaum S; Watkins A; Curtis J; Kalucy M; Samaras K, 2016, 'A nutrition intervention is effective in improving dietary components linked to cardiometabolic risk in youth with first-episode psychosis', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 115, pp. 1987 - 1993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516001033
    Journal articles | 2015
    Rosenbaum S; Watkins A; Teasdale S; Curtis J; Samaras K; Kalucy M; Vancampfort D; Ward PB, 2015, 'Aerobic exercise capacity: An important correlate of psychosocial function in first episode psychosis', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 131, pp. 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acps.12350
    Journal articles | 2015
    Teasdale S; Harris S; Rosenbaum S; Watkins A; Samaras K; Curtis J; Ward PB, 2015, 'Individual Dietetic Consultations in First Episode Psychosis: A Novel Intervention to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk', Community Mental Health Journal, vol. 51, pp. 211 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-014-9787-7
    Journal articles | 2015
    Vancampfort D; Stubbs B; Ward PB; Teasdale S; Rosenbaum S, 2015, 'Integrating physical activity as medicine in the care of people with severe mental illness', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 49, pp. 681 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867415590831
    Journal articles | 2015
    Vancampfort D; Stubbs B; Ward PB; Teasdale S; Rosenbaum S, 2015, 'Why moving more should be promoted for severe mental illness', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 2, pp. 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00099-1

1. Principal Chief Investigator, $40,000. Keeping the Body in Mind – Primary Care: an individualised lifestyle service for people living with severe mental illness in a primary healthcare setting. UNSW Medicine, Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group Funding; 2021.

2. Lead, $10,000. Mental Health & Nutrition Course Development Tender. Dietitians Australia; 2021.

3. Chief Investigator, $8,500,000. Mindgardens Neuroscience Network Commonwealth Funded Research. UNSW Sydney; 2021.

4. Named investigator, [$ under embargo]. Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse: Connection between food, body and mind [review article]. Australian Institute of Health & Welfare; 2020.

5. Associate Investigator, $40,000. Giving legumes the leg up: Impact of increased legume consumption on metabolic risk factors in people experiencing severe mental illness. UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group Funding; 2019. 

6. Chief Investigator, $40,000. The role of the microbiome and metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia and related psychoses. UNSW Medicine, Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group Funding; 2018.

  1. Top Altmetric Result, Nutrition and Dietetics Journal, 2020
  2. Graduate Research School Dean’s Award for Outstanding Thesis, UNSW Sydney, 2019
  3. National Award of Merit, Dietitian’s Australia, 2018
  4. Travel Grant, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research Conference, 2017
  5. McConaghy Prize for Postgraduate Research, UNSW Sydney, 2016
  6. Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition (PENâ) Prize, Dietitian’s Australia, 2017
  7. Research in Practice Award, Dietitian’s Australia’s National Conference, 2016
  8. New Researcher Award, Dietitian’s Australia’s National Conference, 2015
  9. Early Intervention or Prevention Award, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, 2013