BSc (Hons Nutrition), MSc (Nutrition & Dietetics), PhD (Nutritional Epidemiology)

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Research Fellow

Dr Tania Thodis is a research fellow in Social Gerontology, primarily in dementia research to develop culturally responsive, multilingual digital healthcare resources. She is the project manager for the Drawing Out Care trial to co-design and test such resources with carers and service providers. She is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 15 years of experience in clinical and research settings. She has served in major teaching hospitals and facilitated key dietary intervention trials to test the Mediterranean Diet pattern.

Tania completed her PhD at La Trobe University in 2019 and examined associations between a range of lifestyle and sociocultural characteristics of healthy, long-living first-generation Greek Island-born Australian migrants and adherence to the Med Diet pattern and successful ageing compared to resident counterparts living on Greek Islands. Her research has been cited in the Weekend Australian “Miracle Migrants”, “So you think you know what’s good for you?” by Dr. Norman Swan, and in the “Heart Health Guide” by Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos. Tania developed and coordinates Nutrition and Determinants of Health in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University which includes nutrition as one of the six pillars of lifestyle medicine.





Drawing out care study

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