Dr Olivia Farrer

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (324)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Olivia is the Teaching Program Director - Self Regulating Professions, for the College of Nursing and Health Science. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and is an active member of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Olivia's teaching interests broadly cover a range of topics, with particular interest in nutrition and chronic disease management, ageing and food service dietetics. Olivia has completed a mixed methods PhD, and is a research fellow (0.2FTE) for the End of Life Directions (ELDAC) Allied Health Toolkit project, exploring the capability and development of the allied health workforce in aged and end-of-life care. Olivia regularly supervises nutrition student projects focused on interprofessional education and practice, and the use of lived experience in allied health curriculum.



Master cert Food service management

Grad cert Health - Diabetes education

BSc Hons Dietetics

Honours, awards and grants

Fay MacDonald Scholarship - for the higher study of food service management

Teaching interests

Clinical supervision on placement and WIL activities

Nutrition communication and counselling

Interprofessional education

Nutrition and ageing

Topic coordinator
NUTD2003 Nutrition and the ageing population
Topic lecturer
NUTD3109 Food service and professional practice