Lecturer Nutrition and Dietetics,
University Of Newcastle, UDRH Tamworth
Doctor of Philosophy 2009
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) 1995
2011 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Dieticians Association of Australia recognised Leanne’s achievements when they awarded her the Greatness in Dietetics Award in 2003, and the Branch Services Award in 2007. In 2008, her work in education was recognised with the University of Newcastle’s Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and in 2009 with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
As one of only 67 Advanced Accredited Practising Dieticians, in Australia, Leanne has extensive clinical dietetic experience. Her location in Tamworth, as a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at UDHR, has allowed her to provide leadership to rural dieticians in the Hunter New England area. Leanne’s advocacy has led to a fifty-fold increase in dietetic student placement weeks for the region. The flow on benefits from this intensive student clinical training program are being realised through the improved recruitment and retention of dietetics staff in local rural areas.