Maree Brinkman

Honorary assistent professor

Short description

Assistant Professor Dr. Maree Brinkman is both an Accredited Practising Dietitian at Nutrition Biomed in Melbourne, Australia, as well as an active academic researcher. As a nutritional epidemiologist Maree has interests predominantly in the areas of diet and cancer prevention, management and survival, as well as other potential diet and disease associations. Apart from her clinical practice in Melbourne, Maree is an honorary research associate with Cancer Council Victoria, works closely with associates from Cancer Specialists in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Associate with Nutrition Biomed Research Institute (NBRI) in Melbourne, Australia. Maree completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Nutrition at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and followed this with a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium where she worked as a researcher for several years. Maree has presented on the latest evidence based dietary practices at various cancer and academic institutes nationally and internationally, and has been an author of over 20 peer reviewed scientific publications and a book chapter for an Oxford University Textbook. Maree is an Assistant Professor at the department of Genetics & Cell Biology of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences within Maastricht University in The Netherlands where she works with team on the BLEND study and other nutritional epidemiology projects.

Focus areas

The Bladder cancer Epidemiology and Nutritional Determinants study (BLEND)


Maree Brinkman, PhD
Maastricht University
Complex Genetics
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht