Special Collection Editor: Diet and Nutrition
Associate Professor Shelley Wilkinson
The delivery of nutrition treatments, counselling, and programs that lack evidence is commonplace; leading to a lost opportunity to deliver nutrition interventions proven to improve health outcomes (1). Translating research into clinical practice can be challenging (2) many clinicians lack capacity, confidence, or expertise to realise change in their local settings (3).
The value of this [JBI Ev Imp] Special Collection is the showcase of diverse rapid cycle, small sample projects in which the results are localised and contextualised. For dietetics and nutrition, the commonalities and differences in application, experience, and key enablers to practice change are important. This collection showcases methods for assisting, informing and inspiring stakeholder engagement for improved adoption and sustainability of evidence-based dietetics and nutritional care.
- Neale E, Tapsell L. Perspective: The Evidence-Based Framework in Nutrition and Dietetics: Implementation, Challenges, and Future Directions. Advances in Nutrition 2019;10(1):1-8.
- Wilkinson S, O'Brien M, McCray S, Harvey D. Implementing a best-practice model of gestational diabetes mellitus care in dietetics: a qualitative study. BMC Health Service Research. 2019;19(122).
- Young A, Hickman I, Campbell K, Wilkinson S. Implementation science for dietitians: The 'what, why and how' using multiple case studies. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2021;78(3):276-85.
Dr. Shelley Wilkinson
PhD, BSc (Hons)(Psyc), Grad Dip Nut & Diet. AdvAPD
Principal Research Fellow - Dietetics
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia