Rachel Bacon

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Rachel Bacon is an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra (UC) in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra.  She has over 20 years experience as a dietitian and is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with the Dietitian Association of Australia. 

Areas of Teaching

Rachel is a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education and has received numerous research and teaching awards for her contribution to health education and work integrated learning including a national citation from the Office of Teaching and Learning. She was responsible for the establishment of the UC student-led dietetics clinics including outreach services to aged care facilities. Rachel convenes all the work-integrated learning and teaches Counselling and Communication in the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Research Interests

Rachel’s research interests are in clinical dietetics – aged care, oncology and mental health; communication, counselling and behavior change; and education – programmatic assessment, interprofessional education, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander perspectives and pedagogies and workforce development.  

Education/Academic qualification


Master, University of Wollongong


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Research Output

Reframing healthy food choices: A content analysis of Australian healthy eating blogs

Mete, R., Curlewis, J., Shield, A., Murray, K., Bacon, R. & Kellett, J., 19 Dec 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 1711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    What is healthy eating? A qualitative exploration

    Mete, R., Shield, A., Murray, K., Bacon, R. & Kellett, J., 17 May 2019, In : Public Health Nutrition. p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Consensus Model: Shifting assessment practices in dietetics tertiary education.

    BACON, R., KELLETT, J., Dart, J., KNIGHT-AGARWAL, C., METE, R., Ash, S. & Palermo, C., Sep 2018, In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, 4, p. 418-430 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Assessment and remediation practices in Australian Dietetics courses

    Shaaf, Z., BACON, R. & KELLETT, J., 2018, Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 25th National Conference. 1 ed. Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 75. p. 14 1 p. (Dietitians Association of Australia ).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Clinical Placement Experiences of International Student Dietitians in Australia

    Aawulenna, D., BACON, R. & KELLETT, J., 31 May 2018, In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, s1, p. 68 1 p., 395.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Clinical educators’ perceptions of an integrated interpretivist approach to competency-based assessment

    Rachel BACON (Speaker)
    11 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation