Personal details

Adjunct Professor Susan Ash
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Discipline *
Nutrition and Dietetics
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Doctor of Philosophy in Science (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow, Dietitians Association Australia
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

  • Member – Dietitians Association Australia (DAA);
  • Chair – DAA Dietetic Standards and Accreditation Advisory Committee (2003-2008)
  • Chair – Council of Overseas Dietetic Standards Recognition (2003-2008)
  • Reviewer – Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal Academy Nutrition and Dietetics

professional standards, health curricula and pedagogy, nutrition and dietetics, nutrition assessment, chronic disease management

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Experience in Curriculum Development and Assessment Since 2012, I have provided expert advice to the Dietitians Association Australia and the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, on accreditation and Competency Standards and have been member and an external evaluator for an Office of Learning and Teaching grant on competency assessment in dietetics.  I was discipline leader in Nutrition and Dietetics for the 4 undergraduate programs at QUT, 2005-2012.

International Experience in Curriculum Development and Accreditation Since 2009, I have provided expert advice to the National Institute of Nutrition and Hanoi Medical University, Viet Nam on the development of curriculum for a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics which commenced in 2013 at Hanoi Medical University. I have provided training for potential staff and been invited to present to medical staff on dietetic management of chronic disease.

Research interests and Higher Degree Research Students

  • Professional competence and assessment, curriculum development and collaborative models of implementing evidence based practice.
  • Intersectoral models of care in the management of lifestyle diseases including mental health and overweight.
  • Impact of intensive diet therapy in the outcome of people with Parkinson’s disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and obesity.
This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Susan Ash.


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