Dr Olivia Wright

Senior Lecturer

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 336 56116


Olivia is a dietitian and lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Queensland School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Olivia has worked in the food industry, designing functional foods for a variety of groups. She also has experience in the clinical management of chronic disease and clinical education.

Olivia's main research streams include:

  1. Clinical trials examining the impact of nutrients on gene expression;
  2. Scholarship of teaching in nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics;
  3. The role of macro- and micronutrients in modulating metabolic risk underpinning a range of chronic conditions and
  4. Developing innovative models of dietetics service delivery to prevent nutritional decline and improve quality of life in acute care hospital patients and residents of aged care facilities.

Olivia is an Associate Editor for the Dietitians Association of Australia national journal, Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2010, Olivia received Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian status, as recognition of her professional leadership and expertise. The Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Queensland Health and the University of Queensland fund some of her research projects.

Olivia is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Mater Medical Research Institute and an Affiliate Lecturer with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Research Interests

  • Nutrition and ageing
  • Obesity and metabolism
  • Dietetics education
  • Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics
    Research Curriculum design


  • Bachelor of Health Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Wright, Olivia R. L., Phan, Anh Dao Thi, Hong, Hung Trieu, Netzel, Gabriele, Sultanbawa, Yasmina and Netzel, Michael E. (2020). Bioactive anthocyanins in selected fruits – a foodomics approach. Reference module in food science. (pp. 1-28) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-08-100596-5.22785-6

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision