Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Scott Benjamin Teasdale

PhD; BNutrDiet; BAppSci (Nutr&Food)

Medicine & Health
Central Psychiatry

Dr Teasdale is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Postdoctoral 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

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