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Tracey Weiland

Principal Research Fellow /Associate Professor
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Multiple Sclerosis
chronic disease
Multiple Sclerosis Programs
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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Tracey Weiland

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Psychological adjustment
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Tracey Weiland


Associate Professor Tracey Weiland is a Principal Research Fellow in the Neuroepidemiology Unit, School of Population and Global Health. Her research expertise is in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS), particularly preventable lifestyle determinants of disease.

Her previous research has spanned a broad range of areas including neuroimmunology, health services research, emergency medicine, public health screening and medical education. A/Prof Weiland is a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine, and a Fellow of the College of Clincal Psychologists.
With a keen interest in gut-brain communication, Associate Professor Weiland's academic career commenced in psychoneuroimmunology. After attaining her PhD in 2004, her focus was in academic emergency medicine, a discipline which intersects with many health specialites. This afforded Tracey the capacity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge of health services, chronic disease, clinician education, and system processes. Associate Professor Weiland turned her attention to researching the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong focus on the secondary prevention of multiple sclerosis. She has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and reports for government, and presently oversees international longitudinal observational studies.
Her current research on the role of preventable lifestyle factors in multiple sclerosis explores the influence of diet, exercise, smoking status, alcohol use, and stress reduction in the secondary prevention of MS including outcomes such as disability, depression, anxiety, cognitive function, fatigue, health related quality of life, pain and relapse rate. In addition to her academic work Tracey practices as a Clinical Psychologist.


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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Award for Excellence in Arts and Health in Primary and Acute Care

Arts and Health Australia


Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


Sir Richard Stawell Memorial Prize, for "An article on a medical subject of clinical significance"

Australian Medical Association


Australian Post-graduate Award

Australian Government





Principal Research Fellow /Associate Professor

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


Medicine - St Vincent'S Hospital


College of Clinical Psychologists

Psychologist With Clinical Endorsement (Clinical Psychologist)

Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Association


Australian Psychological Society


Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Swinburne University of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

La Trobe University

Master of Health Psychology (Coursework component embedded in PhD)

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Behavioural Science

La Trobe University