• The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Siobhan Hickling is a research dietitian and epidemiologist with twenty years experience in public health teaching, research and practice.  Her research work embraces cardiovascular disease and nutritional epidemiology, climate change and food security and ranges from small scale qualitative to larger quantitative projects such as the VITATOPS study - a major international trial of folate in the prevention of stroke and the TropED study - an Australia-wide study determining whether a new test for chest pain in Emergency Departments can improve outcomes and costs.  She collaborates on projects examining the association and influence of the built environment on eating behaviours; climate change, food security and the double burden of malnutrition; monitoring the impact of mandatory folate fortification on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; and dietary intake and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents.  Siobhan is Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Centre and a member of the Stroke Prevention Advisory Committee for the Stroke Foundation.

The value of research is in its effective dissemination. Siobhan is experienced in developing communication strategies according to the particular audience. She is a seasoned public speaker and enjoys the challenge of leading an audience through what can sometimes be highly technical material. 

Siobhan teaching experience spans three institutions (UWA, Curtin and TAFE) and three levels (undergraduate, postgraduate and technical).  She is currently coordinator of the postgraduate program in the School of Population and Global Health and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Nutrition and Food Science, BSc, Curtin University

Dietetics, Grad Dip Diet, Curtin University

Public Health, Master of Public Health, Curtin University

External positions

Member, Stroke Prevention Advisory Committee, Stroke Foundation

29 Jan 2019 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Folate
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Public health nutrition
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Food Security


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