Exploring education and professional development needs of dietetics students and practising dietitians in the area of eating disorders

About this study

The aim of this study is to better understand the training needs of dietitians and graduating dietitians, and will provide insights into perceived gaps in eating disorder training currently available, and identify opportunities for post graduate development and design of learning activities.



Research TeamDr Anita Stefoska-Needham (Chief Investigator, Research Academic) and Ms Courtney Moretti (Dietetics Student Researcher) at the University of Wollongong; Ms Elizabeth Parker (Co-investigator, Department of Dietetics, Westmead Hospital); Ms Mellisa Ashley
InstitutionUniversity of Wollongong
Ethics Approval Number2020/063
Funding SourceNil
Project Start DateMarch 10, 2020
Project End DateMarch 9, 2021
ParticipantsDietitians and final year Dietetics Students in Australia are invited to participate in an online focus group.
Whats InvolvedThis study involves participating in an online (video-call) focus group that should take 45 – 60 minutes. Participation is voluntary and you may pull out of the interview at any time.
LocationUniversity of Wollongong
Contact Details

Courtney Moretti (cem094@uowmail.edu.au)

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