Researcher biography

Dr Ingrid Hickman is a Principal Research Fellow with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Ingrid is an Advanced Practicing Dietitian who completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2004 investigating the role of lifestyle factors in the development and progression of chronic liver disease. Since then, her research work has specialised in investigating the metabolic factors that contribute to obesity-related chronic disease and translating scientific findings into improved evidence-based practice in medical care settings. Her clinical research team and collaborations are international and multidisciplinary. Dr Hickman's career has focused on generating and translating scientific evidence supporting 'food as medicine' into improved clinical care and outcomes for people with chronic metabolic conditions. From mechanisms of disease progression through to patient centred co-design of health services, her eclectic, collaborative approach to medical research aims to find solutions to health care problems and build research capacity in clinical staff.