The dietetic assistant workforce varies across settings and it is difficult to define individual responsibilities, tasks and workflow. The variance of scope for assistant staff could be influenced by a broad variety of other factors that remain unclear. Opportunities to broaden scope for assistant staff in dietetics could be found in the mandated shift to values-based healthcare. Exploring these factors and opportunities could provide further understanding of the distinctions in the assistant workforce, why they occur and what responsibilities could be included as a delegated model of care to assistant staff. 

Funding Body: Allied Health Professions Office of Queensland  

Project members

UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences researchers involved in this project:

Ms Alita Rushton

Mphil Candidate

Dr Adrienne Young

Adjunct Senior Fellow
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

External researchers involved in this project:

Heather Keller
Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada