Nerida Klupp

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Phd, DipAppSc(Pod), BAppScPod

Dr Nerida Klupp is Director of Academic Program for the Bachelor of Health Science and Interprofessional Health Science in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. Her academic background spans several disciplines. Her PhD was conducted through the NICM Health Research Institute and evaluated the efficacy of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors. Dr Klupp currently teaches behavioural interprofessional health sciences and leads the evidence-based practice curriculum that integrates western and traditional Chinese medicine programs. Previously she lectured and researched in podiatric medicine. Dr Klupp's research interests include evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional education, complementary medicine for cardiovascular and lifestyle-related disease, and health intervention research methodology.

Research focus

  • Integration of evidence-based practice in clinical reasoning
  • Interprofessional education in health science curriculum
  • Cardiovascular and lifestyle-related disease
  • Clinical trial and systematic review methodology

Awards and recognition

  • 2005 Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2002 University Medal, University of Western Sydney

Projects and grants

Dr Klupp's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including local and international industry.

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  • Associate Member, National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
  • Member, International Society for Evidence-based Healthcare (ISEHC)


  • 2013 PhD Ganoderma lucidum for treatment of hyperglycaemia in persons with metabolic syndrome, University of Western Sydney,cAustralia
  • DipAppSc(Pod), Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • BAppScPod, University of Western Sydney, Australia


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