Dr Karen Murphy
University of South Australia
Karen’s research aims to determine how diet can improve physical and mental health throughout the lifespan. More specifically, she studies how functional foods and nutrients can help people improve their cardiovascular health and psychological wellbeing, such as memory.
By working with volunteers from the public, Karen enjoys an ability to observe direct impacts of diet on people’s health and lifestyles, and is rewarded by the influence of her studies on government health policies.