Dr Olivia Farrer


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E103)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Olivia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a teaching specialist in Nutrition and Dietetics with experience in a variety of practice areas. Her teaching interests are broad covering a range of topics, with particular interest in diabetes, nutrition for older adults and food service.

Olivia has completed a mixed methods PhD exploring food service policy and practices in residential aged care for older adults with diabetes. Olivia has also completed a Master certificate in Food service management, awarded by Cornell University, (USA).



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

Research expertise
Nutrition and dietetics
Research interests

Diabetes management

Nutrition and Older adults

Chronic disease management

Food service

Teaching interests

Food service

Nutrition communication and counselling

Clinical dietetics

Nutrition and ageing

Topic coordinator
NUTD3016 Critical nutrition and aged care
NUTD2102 Food products and preparation
NUTD9166 Food studies and skills
NUTD2003 Nutrition and the ageing population

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