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Beck, Eleanor Professor

Discipline Leader, Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Health Impact Research Cluster
  • School of Medicine

Overview


Professor Eleanor Beck is Discipline Leader in Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health. Eleanor has 30 years experience in clinical practice and dietetics education. Eleanor was part of the expert working group for the recent reviews of the National Competency Standards for Dietitians and the Advanced Accrediting Practising Dietitian and Fellow competency standards. Her clinical research includes close links with dietetics service delivery in hospitals, while working with industry partners and international collaborators in grains research. Current projects include review of both individual grains and fibres, as well as cereal fibre and whole grains generally, and their effects on metabolic health. Eleanor is also  Chair of the Council of Deans of Nutrition and Dietetics (ANZ) and the Chair of the Australia New Zealand Steering Committee for the NNEdPro group. NNEdPro (Need for Nutrition Education and Promotion) is a University of Cambridge based think tank, part of a global network to promote nutrition teaching and research in health professions. Eleanor is a Fellow of Dietitians Australia.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research has two primary focus areas.
    1. Grains, whole grains and dietary fibre. This work examines the way grains, especially whole grains may provide health benefits, how the grains and whole grains may be classified and then how these messages translate to the foods we choose to eat.
    2. Nutrition and Dietetics Education. How do we teach people about nutrition to improve the the food and nutrition literacy of the population. My research examines how we teach dietitians to be nutrition experts and how we teach other health professionals about nutrition to provide clear messages.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am currently at capacity for PhD students however if you are interested in the work described in my research summary, email me to discuss.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The influence of dietary fibre intake on the gut microbiota and the implication for metabolic disease
    Doctor of Philosophy The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation Iyer, Priya
    Doctor of Philosophy Nutrition Competency in Medical Education Lepre, Breanna Marie
    Doctor of Philosophy Whole Grain Consumption and Promotion Kissock, Katrina
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring strategies to support the nutritional status, health and wellbeing of individuals living with disadvantage within residential settings Vaiciurgis, Verena
    Doctor of Philosophy Food Classification Systems To Model Healthful Dietary Patterns For Australians Price, Elissa
    Doctor of Philosophy Empowering individuals with inflammatory bowel disease in their dietary knowledge and choices Miglioretto, Chiara

Keywords


  • whole grains
    dietary fibre
    dietetics education
    nutrition education

Full Name


  • Eleanor Beck

Mailing Address


  • School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences

    Bldg 41

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research has two primary focus areas.
    1. Grains, whole grains and dietary fibre. This work examines the way grains, especially whole grains may provide health benefits, how the grains and whole grains may be classified and then how these messages translate to the foods we choose to eat.
    2. Nutrition and Dietetics Education. How do we teach people about nutrition to improve the the food and nutrition literacy of the population. My research examines how we teach dietitians to be nutrition experts and how we teach other health professionals about nutrition to provide clear messages.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am currently at capacity for PhD students however if you are interested in the work described in my research summary, email me to discuss.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The influence of dietary fibre intake on the gut microbiota and the implication for metabolic disease
    Doctor of Philosophy The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation Iyer, Priya
    Doctor of Philosophy Nutrition Competency in Medical Education Lepre, Breanna Marie
    Doctor of Philosophy Whole Grain Consumption and Promotion Kissock, Katrina
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring strategies to support the nutritional status, health and wellbeing of individuals living with disadvantage within residential settings Vaiciurgis, Verena
    Doctor of Philosophy Food Classification Systems To Model Healthful Dietary Patterns For Australians Price, Elissa
    Doctor of Philosophy Empowering individuals with inflammatory bowel disease in their dietary knowledge and choices Miglioretto, Chiara

Keywords


  • whole grains
    dietary fibre
    dietetics education
    nutrition education

Full Name


  • Eleanor Beck

Mailing Address


  • School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences

    Bldg 41

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia