Ms Carolyn Dent


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre Building (N339)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Carolyn is a Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) in Nutrition and Dietetics and brings to this role 25+ years of experience as a Community/Public Health Dietitian in health and the non government sector. Carolyn's broad work experience spans metro and rural community Dietitian roles and project work such as Eat Well Be Active,Manager of the SA Community Foodies program. She has recently worked in the newly formed Wellbeing SA as a Public Health Nutritionist. She uses this extensive clinical/practitioner experience in her teaching and engagement with students providing real life examples to support students learning.

Carolyn brings skills in public health nutrition, project management, leadership and management of staff, health promotion, nutrition counselling and education, and program evaluation.

Carolyn is passionate about helping develop and equip Nutrition and Dietetics graduates with the skills required to be successful in this dynamic and fast changing world.


Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics - Flinders University,1994

Bachelor of Science - Flinders University, 1991

Acredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Key responsibilities

Teaching across the Nutrition and Dietetics courses with a focus on community and public health nutrition

Teaching interests

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Food Systems

Topic coordinator
NUTD1105 Food Systems
Topic lecturer
NUTD2105 Individual, Social and Environmental Perspectives on Food Consumption
NUTD3104 Communication and Nutritional Counselling
NUTD3107 Public Health and Community Nutrition
NUTD2102 Food Products and Preparation