Simone Pickering

Simone Pickering

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Ph.D Candidate passionate about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. My nutrition research focusses on type 2 diabetes mellitus management. I work in partnership with community and with the support of the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit and the CSIRO, based at SAHMRI, Adelaide, Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 PhD Candidate on a project involving dietary factors and Aboriginal Australians with diabetes, in collaboration with Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, SAHMRI and the CSIRO University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Student Dietitian Food Service placement (4 weeks): North West Regional Hospital
    2015 - 2015 Student Dietitian Community placement (7 weeks): Onkaparinga Council
    2015 - 2015 Student Dietitian Clinical placement (15 weeks): Alice Springs Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre
    2014 - 2015 Casual Research Assistant Support to the Research Officer on an Indigenous Health study. Flinders University
    2013 - 2014 Summer Research Intern contributing to an Indigenous Health study. Flinders University
    2012 - 2013 Voluntary Research Support to the Research Officer to a dietary study in people with diabetes. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra
    2012 - 2013 Voluntary Research Support to the Research Officer and Dietitian to a nutrition study on a vulnerable population group. University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Scholarship CSIRO Supplementary Scholarship The CSIRO Australia
    2016 Scholarship Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship for Postgraduate Research University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Scholarship Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Honours Scholarship Flinders University Australia
    2015 Scholarship Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Australia
    2014 Achievement Commendation for Academic Performance Flinders University Australia
    2013 Award Golden Key International Honour Society Golden Key International Honour Society, Flinders University Chapter Australia
    2013 Scholarship Summer Research Internship Scholarship Flinders Prevention, Promotion and Primary Health Care (FPPPHC) Cluster, Discipline Public Health, Flinders University Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD Candidate
    2012 - 2015 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
  • Research Interests


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