Miss Bridget Plunkett

Miss Bridget Plunkett

Associate Lecturer Nutrition & Dietetics

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Bridget Plunkett is an Associate Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH), in Port Macquarie. Her role enables her to support undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetic students in their final year of study, to complete their placement in a rural setting. She also works concurrently in private practice and within an aboriginal medical service. Bridget graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Master’s of Science (Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation) in 2010. She is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and as well as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Throughout her career, Bridget has gained extensive experience in management of chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal disease. She has particular interest in nutrition and exercise management of bariatric surgery patients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.


Qualifications

  • Master of Science, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science & Nutrition), University of Wollongong

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer Nutrition & Dietetics University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Plunkett BM, Robinson A, 'Dietetic students addressing ¿big¿ issues in a rural town: a community-based approach', Sydney, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Amy Robinson
2018 Plunkett BM, Robinson A, 'Dietetic students addressing ¿big¿ issues in a rural town: a community-based approach', Sydney (2018)
Co-authors Amy Robinson
2018 Plunkett BM, Robinson A, Brown L, Pretty J, Ferns J, 'Creating new opportunities for student placement and enhancing patient care through the establishment of a rural dietetic service learning clinic (DSLC)', Sydney (2018)
Co-authors Jane Ferns, Leanne Brown, Amy Robinson
2017 Robinson A, Brown LJ, Plunkett B, Urquhart L, Bohringer E, Squires K, Crowley E, 'Establishing academic roles in rural areas to cultivate the dietetic workforce', Dietitians Association of Australia 34th National Conference 'Cultivating Fresh Evidence', Hobart (2017)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12354
Co-authors Elesa Crowley, Lisa Urquhart, Amy Robinson, Leanne Brown, Kelly Squires
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Miss Bridget Plunkett

Position

Associate Lecturer Nutrition & Dietetics
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email bridget.plunkett@newcastle.edu.au
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