Associate Professor Susie de Jersey

ATH - Associate Professor

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine

ATH - Associate Professor

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 65479


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.

Research Interests

  • Implementation and evaluation of evidence based health care
  • Prevention and management of lifestyle related chronic disease
  • Preconception, pregnancy and postnatal health

Research Impacts

Susan’s research has been translated into the development and implementation of health professional training programs, informed significant practice change and clinical practice guidelines; contributed to government department reports; and informed clinical trials to improve patient care. Her work has changed the way pregnant women receive care that supports healthy weight gain, optimal nutrition and gestational diabetes management.


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Book Chapter

  • Dekker Nitert, M., Barrett, H. L., de Jersey, S., Matusiak, K., McIntyre, H. D. and Callaway, L. K. (2014). Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies. Handbook of diet and nutrition in the menstrual cycle, periconception and fertility. (pp. 327-342) edited by HollinsMartin, C, VanDenAkker, O, Martin, C and Preedy, VR. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-767-7.020

  • de Jersey, Susan (2013). Eat for two during pregnancy. The explainer: from deja vu to why the sky is blue, and other conundrums. (pp. 148-150) CSIRO Publishing: Clayton, VIC Australia.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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