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A/Prof Dr Karin Ried

PhD, MSc, GDPH, Cert Integrative Medicine

Associate Professor Dr Karin Ried is Director of Research at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), Melbourne, Victoria. Dr Ried is Adjunct Associate Professor at Torrens University, Australia and Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. A/Prof Ried has┬ámore than 25 years’ experience in medical and public health research, and research interest in complementary and integrative medicine with a focus on┬ánutritional health and integrative therapies. Her current research projects encompass nutritional medicine, cardiovascular, gut and brain health,┬ádiabetes, chronic diseases┬áand cancer.


A/Prof Ried received a Masters Degree in Chemistry (1993) and PhD in Human Molecular Genetics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany (1997). Her PhD and early postdoctoral work in human genetics at the Centre of Molecular Genetics, University of Adelaide, culminated in the discovery of various genes, one of which is involved in the development of cancer. In addition, A/Prof Ried completed a Graduate Diploma of Public Health at the University of Adelaide (2001), and a Certificate in Integrative Medicine at the University of Queensland (2009).


A/Prof Ried is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Her research has been featured on national radio, television, and in the print media in Australia and overseas.

A/Prof Ried has published widely in peer-reviewed high impact journals, with over 65 peer-reviewed articles, the majority as first author. To date (Feb 2022), her publications have been cited >2000 times, and her current H-Factor is 23 (web of science).

Recent clinical trials at NIIM:

  • The ISET-CTC Cancer Test
  • The Prostate Cancer Screening Study
  • The Light-bed PDT Cancer Treatment Study
  • The Prostate Cancer PDT Treatment Study
  • The Pathogen Blood Test
  • The Cannabis Sleep Study
  • The Kyolic Garlic and Aerobic Fitness Trial
  • The Probiotics for Hayfever Trial
  • The Gut Relief Trial
  • The Bone Broth Gut Study
  • The Gluco-Metabolism Pre-diabetes Trial
  • The GarGIC trial: Kyolic Garlic for Gut health, Inflammation, and Cognition
  • The AGE at Heart trial: Aged Garlic Extract for Hearth Health
  • The Cocoa and Cognition Trial
  • The Vitamin C and Cognition Trial