Lecture Overview


Did you know red wine and chocolate may actually be good food choices to make? This session focuses on the brain's ability to fight neurologic disorders and how recovering from injury can be largely dependent on lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise.


Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered Nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Dr Clarke currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.




15 Total Rating(s)

It was presented clearly and in good form. I will take this information on board and pass onto my clients where i see fit. Also will pass on information and advice to fellow colleagues.

Joan Testa
23 Nov 2018

Interesting, relevant and evidence based

Gillian Hindmarsh
21 Nov 2018

Really interesting and relevant course.

Sharon Edwards
15 Nov 2018

Really interesting

Craig Peters
14 Nov 2018

This was a wonderful lecture. Full of engaging and useful content.

Catherine Winnell
08 Nov 2018


Sue Heath
21 Oct 2018

Interesting topic

Penelope McCann
16 Oct 2018

Very informative

Aleksandra Vujovic
10 Oct 2018

very good presentation

dinia hipolito
09 Oct 2018

Found topic to be interesting at times found the audience participation to be off putting because I could not hear all of the discussion.

Ceri Johns
04 Oct 2018

Very interesting lecture

Wendy Somers
03 Oct 2018

Excellent educator and topic.

Lily Hung Chen Hu
27 Sep 2018

Fabulous lecture, thank you.

Zoe Youl
26 Sep 2018

The educator was enagaging and easy to listen too. She had good research to back up what she was saying and it made me want to implement some of these ideas in my own workplace or for the people around me.

Zoe hanna
21 Sep 2018


Debbie Danieluk
18 Sep 2018

Good speaker, very informative

Candace Pederson
17 Sep 2018