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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. She is a core member of the University of Canberra’s (PACES) research group (PREHAB|ACTIVITY|CANCER|EXERCISE|SURVIVORSHIP).
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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.
Rachel’s research interests are in clinical dietetics – oncology, aged care, mental health; communication, counselling and behavior change, and digital health; and education – programmatic assessment, interprofessional education, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander perspectives and pedagogies and workforce development.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, A pragmatist mixed-methods exploration of Individual Case Management (ICM) placements for dietetic students outside the hospital setting, University of Canberra
Award Date: 30 Mar 1996
Master, Master of Science (Nutr & Diet), University of Wollongong
Award Date: 30 Mar 1996
Bachelor, Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutritional Studies), University of Canberra
Award Date: 30 Mar 1993
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Multidisciplinary brain cancer rehabilitation, holistic assessment, and multimodal interventions to address survivorship needs: Brain Trial
Paterson, C., Strickland, K., Niyonsenga, T., Mohanty, I., Toohey, K., Bacon, R., Law, E., Pranavan, G., Johnston, N. & Chapman, M.
1/04/22 → 30/09/24
INSPIRE: Improving the physical health of young Australians living in the community, who have experienced early onset psychosis or are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis, through an interdisciplinary, lifestyle intervention
Mckune, A., Bacon, R., Kellett, J., Brown, N., Mawer, T., Dawel, L., Fothergill, J. & Llew, L.
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
2020 ACEN Research Grant Application – WIL Research Grant
Bacon, R., Brown, N., Kellett, J., Millar, C., Flynn, A., Moore, M., Georgouopoulou, E., Chapman, S., Etherington, J., Hopkins, S. & Johnston, K.
1/09/20 → 1/09/21
Advancing reconciliation: Signposts for dietetics educatorsMurray, E., Burgess, N., Hardy, T., Myers, J., Bacon, R., Stephenson, K., Park, D., Schuldt, V., Gray, N., van Herwerden, L., Brown, C. & Delbridge, R., 11 Jan 2023, In: Nutrition and Dietetics. p. 1-6 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter
Australian occupational therapists' perspectives of consumers authentically contributing to student learning during practice placements: ‘It just makes sense!’ but ‘we need a process’Bevitt, T., Isbel, S., Pereira, R. B. & Bacon, R., Dec 2022, In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 69, 6, p. 753-765 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Student outcomes for interprofessional education in student led clinics: A rapid reviewHopkins, S., Bacon, R. & Flynn, A., 2022, In: Journal of Interprofessional Care. 36, 2, p. 234-244 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
The Benefits, Challenges and Impacts of Telehealth Student Clinical Placements for Accredited Health Programs During the COVID-19 PandemicBacon, R., Hopkins, S., Kellett, J., Millar, C. J., Smillie, L. & Sutherland, R., 30 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Medicine. 9, p. 1-11 11 p., 842685.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
What Are the Unmet Supportive Care Needs of People Affected by Cancer: An Umbrella Systematic ReviewPaterson, C., Toohey, K., Bacon, R., Kavanagh, P. & Roberts, C., 2022, In: Seminars in Oncology Nursing. p. 1-14 14 p., 151353.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
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Clinical educators’ perceptions of an integrated interpretivist approach to competency-based assessment
Rachel BACON (Speaker)11 Jul 2017 → 14 Jul 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation