Friday | 01 Mar 2024

Prof. Rym Ayadi, EMEA President, meets Prof. Felice Jacka, Co-Director of Food & Mood Centre

Alfred Deakin Prof. Felice Jacka OAM, Co-Director of the Food & Mood Centre, visited the EMEA office last week following her participation in the EMEA Webinar: “Report launch: Good food is vital for brain health so we must change the food industry”.

Together with Prof. Ayadi and the EMEA team, Prof. Jacka discussed the essential link between diet and mental health, and indeed the impact on the brain and brain capital. Given the work EMEA is carrying out on Brain Capital including the Brain Capital Dashboard, potential points of collaboration and synergy between EMEA and the Food and Mood Centre were explored.

Prof. Jacka is an internationally recognised leader in the highly impactful field of Nutritional Psychiatry. She is an NHMRC Investigator Fellow and Co-director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University. She is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research ( She is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2020-22), putting her in the top 0.1% of scientists worldwide.