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.
  • Faraone SV., Banaschewski T., Coghill D., Zheng Y., Biederman J., Bellgrove MA., Newcorn JH., Gignac M., Al Saud NM. and Manor I. (2021) The World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement: 208 Evidence-based conclusions about the disorder. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 128: 789-818. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.01.022.
  • McLeod GFH., Horwood LJ., Darlow BA., Boden JM., Martin J., Spittlehouse JK., Carter FA., Jordan J., Porter R. and Bell C. (2021) Recruitment and retention of participants in longitudinal studies after a natural disaster. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175795921x16168462584238.
  • Rucklidge JJ., Afzali MU., Kaplan BJ., Bhattacharya O., Blampied FM., Mulder RT. and Blampied NM. (2021) Massacre, Earthquake, Flood: Translational Science Evidence That the Use of Micronutrients Postdisaster Reduces the Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress in Survivors of Disasters. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation 10(1): 39-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2157-3891/a000003.

Te Puna Toiora: Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab

Rucklidge, J. J. & Kaplan, B. J. (2021). The Better Brain: How nutrition will help you overcome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and stress. Vermillion, Penguin Random House, London. Release date: April 20th 2021. https://thebetterbrainbook.com

Online Mental Health and Nutrition via edX