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Dr Leanne Brown

Academic Team Leader

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Leanne Brown is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Team Leader at the University of Newcastle, Department of Rural Health where she has been based since 2003. She is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with 20 years' experience in the dietetics profession. Dr Brown graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and worked as a clinical dietitian for 10 years in a number of metropolitan hospitals gaining a broad range of dietetic and management experience. Since 2003, Dr Brown has worked in an academic role in the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) program, which was established in Tamworth in 2002. The UDRH program focuses on facilitating student placements and learning, enhancing the health of local communities through community projects and conducting research into rural health issues. Dr Brown completed her PhD (Nutrition and Dietetics) at the University of Newcastle 2009. Her doctoral research investigated the barriers to the provision of a best practice dietetics service in rural areas. Ongoing research interests include dietetic workforce issues, rural dietetic services, sports nutrition and best practice dietetic services for rural areas. Her key research achievements to date include:

• Fifteen (15) peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 as first author. Co-author three (3) book chapters.

• Two (2) conference papers and > 40 conference abstracts. • Research grants to the total of $77,000 and teaching and project grants totalling $152,070.

• Supervision of nine Honours students and two PhD students.

• Invitations to present at a Qualitative Research Workshop at the DAA NSW Regional Event in Newcastle 2010 and the New England Nutrition and Dietetics Research Symposium in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

• Invited to contribute to two Australian Rural Health Education Network publications; 'Opportunities as Vast as the Landscape' in 2006 and 'A Bright Future for Rural Health' in 2010.

• Member of the Scientific Committee for the 16th International Congress of Dietetics 2012 in Sydney.

Dr Brown is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and also has accreditation as a Level 3 Anthropometrist with the International Society for Advancement of Kinanthropometry. She teaches into the Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics program by providing online teaching and course co-ordination for two courses, Sports Nutrition NUDI4270 and Nutrition 1 HLSC1200 (Distance). Dr Brown was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2009. She was also awarded an Academic Achievement Award from the University of Newcastle Faculty of Health in 2004 and Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2008.

Research Expertise
Research into best practice dietetic services in rural areas and the rural dietetics workforce. Sports nutrition and anthropometric (body composition) research.

Teaching Expertise
Expertise in teaching sports nutrition and anthropometrics. Also experience in clinical and general nutrition. Interprofessional learning modules.

Administrative Expertise
Academic Team Leader UDRH Chair of Academic Team Meetings UDRH

Collaborations
Associate researcher with the Physical Activity and Nutrition PRC.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nut & Dietetics, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition, Deakin University

Keywords

  • Anthropometrics
  • Best practice
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Dietetics workforce
  • Eating Disorders
  • General Nutrition
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Oncology
  • Rural health
  • Service delivery models
  • Sports Nutrition

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Academic Team Leader University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/02/2003 -  Lecturer Nutrition & Dietetics University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Dietitians Association of Australia Accreditation Reviewer Pool Dietitians Association of Australia Accreditation Reviewer Pool
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Sports Dietitians Australia Sports Dietitians Australia
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Dietitians Association of Australia Dietitians Association of Australia
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Dietitians Assoication of Australia NSW Branch Dietitians Assoication of Australia NSW Branch Executive
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Membership - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2011 Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Recognition

Year Award
2013 Vice Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning - UoNDRH IPL team
University of Newcastle
2011 Alumni Award Finalist for Regional Leadership
University of Newcastle
2011 Hunter New England Health Quality Awards Finalist
Hunter New England Health
2011 NSW Premier's Awards Finalist
NSW Government
2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation
Australian Learning and Teaching Council
2008 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2007 DAA NSW Branch Service Award 2003-2006
Dietitians Association of Australia
2004 Academic Achievement Award
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
2003 Greatness in Dietetics Award
Dietitians Association of Australia NSW Branch

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Rural and Remote Dietitians Workshop
Organisation: DAA
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Little FH, Brown L, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Interprofessional Relationships in Healthcare Practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 143-152 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2014 Little FH, Brown L, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Interprofessional Relationships in Healthcare Practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 143-152 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2010 Brown LJ, Little FH, 'Nourishing networks: Using information technology and mentoring to promote interdisciplinary education and training in rural areas', A Bright Future For Rural Health: Evidence-Based Policy And Practice In Rural And Remote Australian Health Care, Australian Rural Health Education Network, Canberra, ACT 82-84 (2010) [B2]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2006 Cooper RJ, Brown LJ, 'Client education issues in rural and remote settings', Client Education: A partnership approach for health practitioners, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 327-342 (2006) [B2]
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Journal article (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gausia K, Thompson SC, Lindeman MA, Brown LJ, Perkins D, 'Contribution of university departments of rural health to rural health research: An analysis of outputs', Australian Journal of Rural Health, (2015)

Objective: To assess the research contribution of eleven University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which were established as a rural health workforce program in the late 1990s... [more]

Objective: To assess the research contribution of eleven University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which were established as a rural health workforce program in the late 1990s through analysis of peer-reviewed journal output. Design and settings: Descriptive study based on validated publications from publication output reported in annual key performance indicator (KPI) reports to the Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia. Main outcome measures: In addition to counts and the type of publications, articles were examined to assess fields of research, evidence of research collaboration, and potential for influencing policy. Funding acknowledgement was examined to provide insight into funding sources and research consultancies. Results: Of the 182 peer-reviewed articles, UDRH staff members were the first and corresponding author for 45% (n=82); most (69%, n=126) were original research. Most publications examined included Australian data only (80%, n=101). Over half (56%; n=102) of the articles addressed rural health issues; Aboriginal health was the main subject in 14% (n=26). Thirty-three articles (18%) discussed the policy implications of the research and only half (51%, n=93) of the articles listed sources of funding. Number of authors per article ranged from 1-19, with a mean of 5 (SD=3.2) authors per article, two-thirds of articles included authors from 2-5 universities/organisations but only 5% of articles included an author from more than one UDRH. Conclusions: Staff from UDRHs are regularly publishing peer-reviewed articles, and research productivity demonstrated cooperation with external partners. Better collaboration between UDRH staff and others may help increase the quality and value of Australian rural health research.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12142
2015 Gausia K, Thompson SC, Lindeman MA, Brown LJ, Perkins D, 'Contribution of university departments of rural health to rural health research: An analysis of outputs', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23 101-106 (2015)

Objective: To assess the research contribution of eleven University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which were established as a rural health workforce program in the late 1990s... [more]

Objective: To assess the research contribution of eleven University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which were established as a rural health workforce program in the late 1990s through analysis of peer-reviewed journal output. Design and settings: Descriptive study based on validated publications from publication output reported in annual key performance indicator (KPI) reports to the Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia. Main outcome measures: In addition to counts and the type of publications, articles were examined to assess fields of research, evidence of research collaboration, and potential for influencing policy. Funding acknowledgement was examined to provide insight into funding sources and research consultancies. Results: Of the 182 peer-reviewed articles, UDRH staff members were the first and corresponding author for 45% (n=82); most (69%, n=126) were original research. Most publications examined included Australian data only (80%, n=101). Over half (56%; n=102) of the articles addressed rural health issues; Aboriginal health was the main subject in 14% (n=26). Thirty-three articles (18%) discussed the policy implications of the research and only half (51%, n=93) of the articles listed sources of funding. Number of authors per article ranged from 1-19, with a mean of 5 (SD=3.2) authors per article, two-thirds of articles included authors from 2-5 universities/organisations but only 5% of articles included an author from more than one UDRH. Conclusions: Staff from UDRHs are regularly publishing peer-reviewed articles, and research productivity demonstrated cooperation with external partners. Better collaboration between UDRH staff and others may help increase the quality and value of Australian rural health research.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12142
2015 Brown LJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Squires K, Crowley E, Harris D, 'An innovative dietetic student placement model in rural new South wales, australia.', J Allied Health, 44 117-122 (2015)
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Kelly Squires
2014 Potter JL, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Hure AJ, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27 569-576 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jhn.12198
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2014 Potter JL, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Hure AJ, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27 569-576 (2014)

Background: Evidence supports strong associations between healthful eating patterns and maintaining a healthy weight with favourable health outcomes for breast cancer survivors (B... [more]

Background: Evidence supports strong associations between healthful eating patterns and maintaining a healthy weight with favourable health outcomes for breast cancer survivors (BCS). The present study aimed to evaluate the diet quality of Australian BCS and to determine whether diet quality differed between BCS and age-matched healthy controls (HC) or by geographical location. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 281 BCS and 4069 HC from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health mid-aged cohort completing Survey 3 in 2001. Data from the Dietary Questionnaire for Epidemiological Studies food frequency questionnaire were used to calculate the Australian Recommended Food Score (ARFS), a validated summary estimate of diet quality based on adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines. Results: The mean (SD) ARFS of the BCS group was 33.2 (9.4) out of a maximum of 74. Mean (SD) total ARFS and component scores of BCS did not differ from the HC group [32.9 (8.7)] and no differences were found in ARFS between urban and rural BCS. Conclusions: This is the first study dedicated exclusively to describing the diet quality of Australian BCS. Although no difference was found when comparisons were made with a HC group, there is considerable room for improvement in the diet quality of Australian BCS. Given research suggesting higher risk of chronic conditions such as obesity amongst BCS, and the recognition of optimising diet quality as a key factor in health promotion for all population groups, data from the present study suggest the need for research targeting the feasibility and impact of improving diet quality of Australian BCS.

DOI 10.1111/jhn.12198
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2013 Sheridan T, Brown LJ, Moy S, Harris D, 'Health outcomes of eating disorder clients in a rural setting', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 21 232-233 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12042
2013 Wakely L, Brown L, Burrows J, 'Evaluating interprofessional learning modules: health students' attitudes to interprofessional practice', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 27 424-425 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2013.784730
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Julie Burrows
2012 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Developing dietetic positions in rural areas: what are the key lessons?', Rural and remote health, 12 1923-1923 (2012) [C1]

Rural and remote communities in Australia are typically underserviced by dietitians. The recruitment of dietitians to rural areas has improved in recent years; however, retention ... [more]

Rural and remote communities in Australia are typically underserviced by dietitians. The recruitment of dietitians to rural areas has improved in recent years; however, retention remains an issue. Key factors that lead to an increase in funding and the development of more dietetic positions in rural areas are unknown. The purpose of this study was to describe dietetic services in rural areas and to determine the drivers for and barriers to the development of dietetic positions in rural areas. A sequential explanatory mixed methods approach was used to examine six case study sites of dietetic service delivery in rural northern New South Wales (NSW) Australia between 1991 and 2006. The six sites represented different models of dietetic service delivery from the study area. Data sources included workforce documents and in-depth individual interviews on position development with 40 key informants, including past and present dietitians, dietetic managers and health service managers. Interview data were thematically analysed with the aid of NVivo7 (www.qsrinternational.com). Themes were coded into common categories, using a constant comparison inductive approach. Forty key informants agreed to participate in the in-depth, semi-structured interview. Participants included 28 dietitians (past and present), three dietetics managers and nine managers. The majority of participants were female (87.5%). Document analysis showed that the dietetic workforce had a 5.6-fold increase across the six sites over the 15 years. Themes that emerged from the interviews indicated that new positions were established through ad hoc and opportunistic funding, a gradual increase in funding or due to concerted efforts by champions advocating for increased funding. The findings from this study have important implications for the development of dietetic staffing in rural areas. There is an inconsistent approach to the development of dietetic positions in rural areas of Australia. Factors that inhibited the development of positions included a general lack of funds and competing priorities. A systematic, planned approach to the development of dietetic positions is needed in rural Australia. Champions for the development of positions were effective in increasing positions, particularly when they have management support.

Co-authors Lauren Williams
2012 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Developing dietetic positions in rural areas: What are the key lessons?', Rural and Remote Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2012 Little FH, Brown LJ, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Nourishing networks: An interprofessional learning model and its application to the Australian rural health workforce', Rural and Remote Health, 12 1-7 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2012 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Brown LJ, 'How do mothers juggle the special dietary needs of one child while feeding the family? A qualitative exploration', Nutrition and Dietetics, 69 272-277 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2011 Brown LJ, Mitchell LJ, Williams LT, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Private practice in rural areas: An untapped opportunity for dietitians', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 191-196 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01211.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Lauren Williams
2010 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Going rural but not staying long: Recruitment and retention issues for the rural dietetic workforce in Australia', Nutrition & Dietetics, 67 294-302 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2010.01480.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2009 Smith AN, Brown LJ, Cooper RJ, 'A multidisciplinary model of rural allied health clinical-academic practice: A case study', Journal of Allied Health, 38 236-241 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Tony Smith
2008 Smith AN, Cooper RJ, Brown LJ, Hemmings R, Greaves J, 'Profile of the rural allied health workforce in Northern New South Wales and comparison with previous studies', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 156-163 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00966.x
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Tony Smith
2008 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'A best practice dietetic service for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy: A pilot of a pseudo-randomised controlled trial', Nutrition and Dietetics, 65 175-180 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00238.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2006 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Features of a best practice dietetic service for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy', Nutrition & Dietetics, 63 A3 (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2006 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Profile of the Australian dietetic workforce: 1991-2005', Nutrition and Dietetics, 63 166-178 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/00129334-200604000-00012
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2004 Brown LJ, 'Nutrition matter for cancer', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 12 131 (2004) [C3]
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Conference (59 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ashman A, Collins C, Brown LJ, Rollo M, Rae K, 'Investigating dietary intakes of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', A Healthy Start for the Human Race... 2015 DOHaD Conference., Melbourne (2015)
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Kym Rae
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Burrows J, Wolfgang R, Little A, 'Conversion by immersion: outcomes of short and long-term rural allied health placements', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Luke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
2015 Berko N, Brown LJ, Woodley I, Thomas L, 'Social determinants of health: opportunities for youth through education and social support', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015)
2015 Little AL, Croker A, Brown L, Crowley E, ''Bang for buck' In interprofessional learning grants: Should we be funding catalysts or coercers of interprofessional rapport?', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Anne Croker
2015 Johnston C, Wakely LT, Brown L, 'The use of iPads by undergraduate allied healthe professional students on clinical placement', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Luke Wakely
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Harries-Jones H, et al., 'Engaging allied health students in experiential learning: The rural immersion experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Julie Burrows, Luke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
2015 Fisher KA, Brown L, Smith T, Hudson N, 'Evaluation of a community engagement program: What do rural healthcare students gain from experiential community-engaged learning?', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Nicky Hudson, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2015 Tan M, Brown LJ, Patterson A, Macdonald-Wicks L, Hutchesson M, 'Describing the average Australian woman: Body composition and metabolic rate comparisons between urban and rural areas', Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference, Perth (2015)
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Amanda Patterson
2015 Mathews K, Patterson A, Macdonald-Wicks L, Hutchesson M, Brown LJ, Tan M, 'The average Australian woman: A cross-sectional analysis of the body shape and size of Australian women', Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference, Perth (2015)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Lesley Wicks, Amanda Patterson
2014 Potter J, Collins CE, Brown L, Hure A, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian longitudinal study on women¿s health', Nutrition and Dietetics, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2014 Croker AL, Harries-Jones H, Wakely L, Brown L, Little A, Fisher K, 'Preparing students for collaborative healthcare practice: Valuing educators' interdisciplinary rapport', Proceedings of the 2014 Practice-Based Education Summit, Sydney (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Anne Croker, Luke Wakely
2014 Wakely LT, Brown L, Little A, Squires K, Leys J, Harries-Jones H, 'Learning around the campfire: A weekend camp to promote teamwork and interprofessional interaction for rural allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Luke Wakely, Kelly Squires
2014 Wolfgang RL, Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Harries-Jones H, Little A, Burrows J, 'Diving deeper - outcomes of a rural immersive experience for allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
2014 Fisher K, Wakely L, Squires K, Shipley L, Wakely K, Brown L, et al., 'A model for enhancing community engagement of undergraduate health professional students on rural placement', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Luke Wakely, Nicky Hudson, Tony Smith, Kelly Squires, Katrina Wakely
2014 Johnston C, Brown LJ, Wakely L, 'Would iPads Assist Students on Clinical Placement?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Luke Wakely, Lesley Wicks
2014 Squires K, Brown L, 'Creating the future: Evaluating a restructure of gestational diabetes melltus (GDM) clinics', Nutrition and Dietetics Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia Volume 71 Supplement 1 May 2014, Brisbane (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kelly Squires
2014 Ashman A, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Collins C, Naden M, Rae K, et al., 'Infant feeding practices in an Aboriginal cohort of pregnancy and infancy - the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', Aboriginal Health Conference 2014, Perth (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Roger Smith
2013 Brown L, Williams L, Squires K, 'Building the rural dietetics workforce: a bright future?', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Kelly Squires, Lauren Williams
2013 Brown LJ, Wakely L, Smith A, 'Outback Immersion: Allied health students' experiences of long term rural placements', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
2013 Harries-Jones H, Burrows J, Smith T, Brown L, wakely L, 'Interprofessional learning: from the Start for the Future', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
2013 Squires K, Brown L, 'Innovative Community Engagement Building Tomorrows Dietitians', Nutrition & Dietetics, Canberra (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Kelly Squires
2012 Brown LJ, Crowley ET, Ancuk K, Harris D, 'Growing the dietetics profession in rural Australia: Ten years of rural focussed placements', Abstracts. Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Williams R, Brown LJ, 'Hydration status of junior rugby union players: A pilot study', Abstracts. Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Wolfgang RL, 'Creating community capacity and enhancing student learning on rural placement', Conference Handbook. SARRAH National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Tony Smith, Rebecca Wolfgang
2012 Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Burrows JM, 'Integrating interprofessional learning into rural clinical placements - Assessing student's attitudes', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Luke Wakely, Tony Smith
2012 Bohringer E, Brown LJ, 'Nutrition screening and dietetic services in rural oncology clinics', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011 Sheridan T, Brown LJ, Moy S, Harris D, 'Multi-disciplinary co-ordinated care for eating disorder clients in rural areas', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
2011 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra SM, 'Growing dietetic services in rural primary health care settings', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2011 George C, Brown L, Wakely LT, Wakely K, 'I am, you are, we are community - linking undergraduate students to community through partnerships', Conference Handbook, Port Macquarie (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Luke Wakely
2011 Crowley ET, Brown LJ, Smith AN, Williams LT, 'Evidence based interprofessional learning for dietetic students on rural clinical placement', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tony Smith
2011 Brown LJ, Crowley ET, Harris D, Williams LT, 'A long term strategy to grow the rural dietetics workforce', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Poster Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2011 Sheridan T, Brown LJ, Moy S, Harris D, 'Outcome measures of eating disorder clients: The importance of documentation with a triad approach', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Poster Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
2010 Little FH, Brown LJ, Pryor D, Harris D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing Networks: Innovation in interprofessional learning for rural clinicians working with eating disorder clients', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2010 Smith AN, Brown LJ, May JA, Wakely LT, Greaves J, Wolfgang R, et al., 'Interprofessional learning modules: Making undergraduate IPE clinically relevant', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May, Luke Wakely, Tony Smith
2010 Brown LJ, Harris D, Little FH, Grotowski M, 'Challenges of delivering an inter-professional education program for rural clinicians working with eating disorder clients', National SARRAH Conference 2010 Conference. Program, Broome, WA (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2010 Greaves J, Brown LJ, 'Bush babies completing the final year of an allied health degree in a rural area: Nurturing the next generation', National SARRAH Conference 2010 Conference. Program, Broome, WA (2010) [E3]
2010 Brown LJ, Crowley ET, Duncanson KR, Woodward GM, Kooloos NM, 'Rural based dietetic academic roles: Opportunities for growth and capacity building', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2010 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Dietetic workload in rural acute care settings', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2010 Harris D, Brown LJ, Little FH, Pryor D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing networks: An innovative program for rural health professionals working with eating disorder clients', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2009 Moy S, Brown LJ, Harris D, 'Health outcomes of clients with eating disorders in Tamworth compared with best practice guidelines', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
2009 Harris D, Grotowski M, Brown LJ, Little FH, Pryor D, 'Nourishing networks: Learning and development program', 7th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders: Programme and Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2009 Brown LJ, Harris D, Crowley ET, 'Teaching and learning on dietetic professional practice placement in the acute care setting', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Dietetic workload and casemix in rural acute care settings', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2009 Little FH, Brown LJ, Pryor D, Harris D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing networks: Utilising information technology and mentoring to promote education and training in rural areas', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2009 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'A best-practice dietetics service model for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy', Rural Health: The Place To Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2009 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Champions for expanding the dietetics workforce in rural areas', Nutrition & Dietetics, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2009 Brown LJ, Williams LT, Capra S, 'Opportunities for private practice in rural Australia', Nutrition & Dietetics, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2008 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Recruitment and retention issues for the rural dietetic workforce', Nutrition & Dietetics, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2008 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Ensuring equitable access to dietetic services in Australia', Abstract Book: 15th International Congress of Dietetics, Yokohama, Japan (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2007 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Development and characteristics of the dietetic workforce in six rural sites in NSW', Nutrition & Dietetics, Hobart, TAS (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2007 Smith AN, Brown LJ, Cooper RJ, Blackman KR, Hayes P, 'Outcomes of rural allied health academic appointments in the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH), Northern NSW', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2007. Rural Allied Health: Actions and Solutions. Program Book, Dubbo, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith
2006 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Features of a best practice dietetic service for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy', Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2006 Smith T, Brown LJ, Cooper RJ, 'An Investigation of the Rural Allied Health Workforce in Northern NSW', Abstracts from the SARRAH 2006 Conference, Albury, NSW (2006) [E3]
2005 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Opportunity and inequity in rural dietetics', Dietitians Association of Australia 23rd National Conference, Intercontinental Burswood Resort, Perth WA (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2005 Brown LJ, Capra SM, Williams LT, 'Opportunity and Inequity in Rural Dietetics', 23rd National conference of the Dieticians Asccociation of Australia, Perth (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2005 Smith AN, Thornberry P, Cooper RJ, Brown LJ, Williams LT, Lyons MJ, Jones PD, 'The Challenge of evaluating rural undergraduate multi-professional education', Central to Health: Sustaining Well-being in Remote and Rural Health, Alice Springs (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tony Smith
2004 Brown LJ, Capra SM, 'The changing face of dietetics in Australia', Growing Dietetics, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2004) [E3]
2004 Sager R, Brown LJ, 'Rural dietitian: a new frontier', Dietitians Association of Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004 Williams LT, Brown LJ, 'A strategy for growing dietetics in the rural setting', Dietitians Association of Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $215,900

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20141 grants / $10,000

Rural Health Continuing Education Grant (RHCE2- Round 5)$10,000

Nourishing Networks program for eating disorders

Funding body: Australian Government Department of Health

Funding body Australian Government Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme RHCE 2 - Round 5
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,480

Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference, Canberra Australia, 23 - 25 May 2013$1,480

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Leanne Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300564
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $33,000

Faculty of Health Equipment Grant$33,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20113 grants / $28,600

Faculty of Health Equipment Grant$22,350

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Nutrition and Physical Activity PRC Seeding Grant$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Seeding Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Primary Health Care Research Conference, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 13 - 15 July 2011$1,250

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Leanne Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100678
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $128,000

National Rural Primary Health Care Projects Initiative$128,000

Nourishing Networks program for clients with eating disorders

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team
Scheme Rural Primary Health Care Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

International Congress of Dietetics$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Leanne Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189007
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $6,120

Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Development Grant in Aid$5,000

PHCRED Grant in Aid through UoNDRH

Funding body: Australian Rural Health Education Network

Funding body Australian Rural Health Education Network
Project Team
Scheme PHCRED
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Dietitians Association of Australia 24th National Conferece 11-13th May 2006$1,120

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Leanne Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186502
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $7,000

Determining best practice dietetic services for rural oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Leanne Brown
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184046
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Diet Quality for Cancer Survivors: Systematic Review of the Evidence, Australian Epidemiology, Intervention and Recommendations for Public Health Nutrition
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Optimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Leanne Brown

Position

Academic Team Leader
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Details

Email leanne.brown@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 67553540
Fax 67612355

Office

Room UoNDRH G40
Building UoNDRH - Tamworth Education Centre
Location UoNDRH - Tamworth Education Centre

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