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
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Health Services Research

External researchers involved in this project:

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