Associate Professor Susie de Jersey

ATH - Associate Professor

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Susan de Jersey is a Metro North Hospital and Health Service Clinician Research Fellow within the Perinatal Research Centre at the Centre for Clinical Research.

Susan is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a PhD from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters of Public Health from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies (QUT).

Susan has significant clinical experience working in rural, remote and metropolitan areas across the health care continuum in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Susan’s research focusses on clinically relevant perinatal health concerns and translation into clinical practice. She has a national reputation as an expert and leader in early life nutrition. Her program of research is focussed on understanding the role of weight and nutrition in improving outcomes for mothers and their offspring in the reproductive years.

Susan is a clinical leader to a team of dietitians working in antenatal care across Metro North Hospital and Health Service. She 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 care.

Susan welcomes enquiries from potential students, particularly clinicians interested in pursuing a higher research degree.

Research Interests

  • Early life nutrition, growth and development
  • Implementation and evaluation of evidence based health care
  • Weight management, dietary and phsyical activity behaviour change interventions

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, nutrition and gestational diabetes management.


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