Dr Olivia Farrer


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Olivia is the course coordinator for the Bachelor of Human Nutrition and combined degree programs. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and local chair for the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) - Adelaide branch.

The NSA represents a group of qualified, practising scientists and educators from diverse disciplines who are brought together by a common interest in the research and application of nutrition. The local NSA committee is active in maintaining regular professional development and networking events for nutrition professionals and students.

Olivia's teaching interests are broad covering a range of topics, with particular interest in nutrition and chronic disease management, healthy ageing and food service.

Olivia has completed a mixed methods PhD exploring food service management and self care preferences 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

Teaching interests

Clinical supervision on placement and WIL activities

Nutrition communication and counselling

Clinical dietetics

Nutrition and ageing

Topic coordinator
NUTD3016 Critical nutrition and aged care
NUTD2102 Food products and preparation
NUTD2003 Nutrition and the ageing population
NUTD9166 Food Studies and Skills
Topic lecturer
NUTD3109 Food service and professional practice