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KTAustralia Celebrates 5 Years With New Name

When Tamika Heiden (Twitter handle @KTAustralia) left academia five years ago to start KTAustralia (Knowledge Translation Australia), her goal was to provide academics with the support they needed to frame their academic research in terms of translation or impact. Research impact in Australia is a hot button topic and one that is near and dear […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – What Needs to Change?

  • April 1, 2019
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We have A LOT of data and we want to share it. We are conducting a longitudinal study examining how people change their diet after finding out they have type 2 diabetes. The methods of the study are here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30642072

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Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine

  • March 10, 2019
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Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine.  We are actively seeking candidates who are eager and willing to do their PhD on the history of nutrition in medicine.  This is a  unique opportunity and one that requires full commitment, resources and dedication. You will not only possess the knowledge to demonstrate this theory but also the passion to ensure that the medical profession continues to rely on the fundamentals of nutrition and how they impact our health and our wellbeing now and in the future.

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Why healthy eating guidelines don't apply to the really sick person in a hospital bed.

The Dos and Don’ts of Influencing Policy

  • February 25, 2019
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This high level article talks about influencing policy through research, which is something we all strive to achieve. The recommendations seem quite basic, but we seem to have been presented with somewhat of a conundrum.After recently being involved in providing advice to the Queensland Government roadmap for reducing obesity,  the advice was commissioned through a third party and did not involve any real-time discussion with named people in government, nor did they know my name, only my label as an expert academic in the field.  This raises the question of how academics can better communicate with policymakers during daily activities, particularly for recommendation 4, 5 and 6.

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Should Dietitians be benchmarked?

  • January 16, 2019
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