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UC Connect public lecture - Building a Better Brain with nutrition

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, a world-leading scientist will share her knowledge of how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression.

On 4 August, the Director of Te Puna Toiora | the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab at UC, Clinical Psychology Professor Julia Rucklidge will explore the subject in a free, livestreamed public talk at the University’s Ilam campus, including answering the questions:

• What if we’re looking for solutions to mental health problems in some of the wrong places?

• What if instead of treating mental illness with prescriptions and medication we changed what we eat and how we feed our brains?

This talk will review the ground-breaking research over the past decade, uncovering an alarming picture of declining food quality as risk factors for all kinds of psychiatric problems. Professor Rucklidge will then describe practical ways to use nutrition to better feed the brain.

Dr Julia Rucklidge is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury, the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab, and co-author of new book The Better Brain (Penguin, 2021) which will be available for sale and signing after the event (thanks to UBS bookshop).

UC Connect public lecture – Building a Better Brain: how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression, Presented by Professor Julia Rucklidge, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Te Puna Toiora | the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab, Psychology, University of Canterbury, from 7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 4 August 2021 – C1 lecture theatre in C-Block, Ilam campus, University of Canterbury. Register free to attend: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/public-lectures/ .

This lecture will be livestreamed the through the University of Canterbury Facebook page.

We aim to make all UC public lectures available online subject to permission from the speaker/s and other considerations. Videos of UC Connect talks are available within a week after the live event. To watch, visit our YouTube channel or UC Connect website.

For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

Professor Julia Rucklidge, julia.rucklidge@canterbury.ac.nz, Phone: +6433694398

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UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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