Julia Rucklidge staff portrait

Professor of Clinical PsychologyJulia Rucklidge

Psychology 465
Internal Phone: 94398


Research Interests

Research interests are centred on the role of nutrition in the expression and treatment of mental illness, from ADHD to depression to stress following natural disasters. Research methodologies include single case research designs, open label trials and randomized controlled trials.

Recent Publications

  • Kaplan BJ. and Rucklidge JJ. (2021) The Better Brain Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition. Houghton Mifflin. 368.
  • Rucklidge JJ. and Kaplan BJ. (2021) The Better Brain How Nutrition Will Help You Overcome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Stress. Random House. 368.
  • Freijy TM., Cribb L., Oliver G., Metri NJ., Opie RS., Jacka FN., Hawrelak JA., Rucklidge JJ., Ng CH. and Sarris J. (2023) Effects of a high-prebiotic diet versus probiotic supplements versus synbiotics on adult mental health: The “Gut Feelings” randomised controlled trial. Frontiers in Neuroscience 16 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2022.1097278.
  • McLeod GFH., Horwood LJ., Darlow BA., Boden JM., Martin J., Spittlehouse JK., Carter FA., Jordan J., Porter R. and Bell C. (2022) Recruitment and retention of participants in longitudinal studies after a natural disaster. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 13(2): 287-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175795921X16168462584238.
  • Perham JC., Shaikh NI., Lee A., Darling KA. and Rucklidge JJ. (2022) Toward ‘element balance’ in ADHD: an exploratory case control study employing hair analysis. Nutritional Neuroscience 25(1): 11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2019.1707395.