Rachel Bacon

Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Clinical Dietetics including aged care, oncology and mental health; Communication, Counselling and Behaviour Change; Education – programmatic assessment, inter-professional education, embedding Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander perspectives and pedagogies in health education and workforce development.

20092020

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Biography

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

PhD, University of Canberra

Award Date: 30 Mar 1996

Master, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 30 Mar 1996

Bachelor, University of Canberra

Award Date: 30 Mar 1993

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