Research Bites: Health Promotion and Primary Care

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre as part of the Complimentary Collaborations Campaign (2022). 

7 December 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT, Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne time)
7 December 2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST)
7 December 2022 at 11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT)
7 December 2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am (AWST)

Join our panel of authors as they come together to present their latest research on health promotion and primary care published in the Nutrition & Dietetics journal. 

In this live webinar, authors will provide an overview of their findings and recommendations to put their research into your practice. 


Research papers:

  • A novel perspective of Australian primary care dietetics: Insights from an exploratory study using complex adaptive systems theory - Amy Kirkegaard
  • #Healthpromotion: A qualitative exploration of how dietitians can use social media to positively influence women aged 18–35 years - Danielle Shine
  • How have temporary Medicare telehealth item numbers impacted the use of dietetics services in primary care settings? - Jaimon Kelly
  • Exploring the diets of mothers and their partners during pregnancy: Findings from the Queensland Family Cohort pilot study - Shelley Wilkinson



Amy Kirkegaard is a postdoctoral researcher based at The University of Queensland with expertise in primary care, allied health, and community and public health. Amy has an emerging reputation for developing innovative solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the Australian healthcare system. Amy’s vision is for health care to be health promoting so that Australians can live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. She contributes to this vision by improving our knowledge and understanding of the problems we face and designing solutions, in collaboration with stakeholders, that address the multifaceted and interconnected causes.

Danielle Shine is a provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), having recently completed her Master of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Canberra. Prior to her nutrition studies, Danielle worked for more than 14 years as a media and communication professional for organisations including The Walt Disney Company and the Department of Human Services before moving to New York where she attended culinary school to become a professional chef. Danielle’s love of food ultimately led her to back to university to study nutrition. During this time, she developed a strong interest in social media, particularly its ability to infiltrate most people’s lives. Danielle believes a more credible and influential nutrition presence on social media is warranted to support mitigation of nutrition and health-related misinformation, thus, she conducted research aimed at supporting dietitians to use social media more effectively for health promotion.

Dr Jaimon Kelly is a consultant Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Research Fellow at The University of Queensland Centre for Online Health. Jaimon is an expert in digital health and nutrition in chronic disease and was the lead of Dietitians Australia’s Position Statement on Telehealth. Jaimon has a PhD in technology-supported lifestyle interventions and delivering dietary education to improve people’s dietary self-management. Jaimon’s research program focuses on understanding the feasibility, experience, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of technology-supported interventions for improving patient-centred care in chronic disease and simplifying nutrition communication for clinicians and people living with chronic conditions. Through research, advocacy and practice, Jaimon is now using his experience in technology-supported nutrition care to advance nutrition in chronic disease management and sustain the use of telehealth-delivered nutrition care in Australia.

Associate Professor Shelley Wilkinson
 (AdvAPD) Prior to her recent move to The University of Queensland to be Principal Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences she was a dietitian at the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane from 2009-2020. Her research aims to improve mothers’ and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy, by advancing nutrition care and capabilities of services and clinicians. Her work focuses on women at high risk of poor outcomes, especially those with gestational diabetes and at risk of excessive gestational weight gain. Key approaches in her research portfolio have involved evaluating methods to translate nutrition best practice into clinical care. Applying learnings from her NHMRC TRIP fellowship she has collaborated with numerous Queensland Hospitals and Health Service to facilitate adoption of new models of care, improving women’s and staff’s satisfaction, clinical measures, as well as increasing understanding of how to co-create these meaningful changes with clinical teams. 


This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. 

Webinar access details will be sent out via email on 6 December 2022. The webinar recording will be emailed to registrants within 1-3 business days of the live event. 

Dietitians Australia Members: $0 | Non-Members: $35


7/12/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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