Professor Ibolya Nyulasi is the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia. Alfred Health is a multi-campus health service that includes a large quaternary teaching hospital with a major trauma, burns services and a 45 bed ICU. It also has a comprehensive cancer program including radiotherapy and bone marrow transplant service.
Ibolya Nyulasi is the current President of the Australasian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition AuSPEN a position she has held in the past and is a life member of the society. She is also member of the ESPEN faculty and holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne.
In 2016 she was recognised by the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism by a ‘Career Achievement award’ for her contribution to nutritional sciences and improving the quality of nutritional care of patients.
Ibolya Nyulasi commenced working as an ICU dietitian in the late 1970s at Royal Melbourne Hospital following a period at the Hammersmith hospital in London.
She was the Australasian editor of the journal Nutrition from 1998 to 2008. She was involved with the development of Monash University Dietetics course which she later led as the course convenor and to the successful accreditation of the new course.
In 2003 she was the recipient of a grant from the Australia India Council to develop a train the trainer nutrition education program for disease related and maternal child health nutrition in rural India.
She chairs The Alfred Hospital small project committee and the Allied Health research committee.
Although heading a clinical department she has a long standing interest in research and has published 45 papers in peer reviewed journals in collaboration with researchers across the world.
Ibolya Nyulasi has a major interest in the identification and treatment of malnutrition and the role of nutrition in the care of the critically ill.