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Olivia is an Allied Health Research and Translation Lead at Barwon Health and South West Healthcare. She also holds an Adjunct Research Associate position with the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education. She is a qualified podiatrist and a credentialled diabetes educator with extensive clinical experience, predominantly in the community health setting. She graduated from Latrobe University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) and subsequently completed her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes education in 2010 at Deakin University. She completed her PhD (Health) at Southern Cross University in 2018, exploring the interprofessional role boundaries in the interdisciplinary field of diabetes education.

Her research interests include the allied health workforce, sociology of the professions and health professions education. 

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

Interprofessional role boundaries in diabetes education in Australia

King, O., Nancarrow, S., Grace, S. & Borthwick, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Sociology Review. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Setting priorities for health education research: A mixed methods study

Palermo, C. E., King, O., Brock, T., Brown, T., Crampton, P., Hall, H., Macaulay, J., Morphet, J., Mundy, M., Oliaro, L., Paynter, S., Williams, B., Wright, C. & Rees, C. E., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interdisciplinary postgraduate education for diabetes educators

King, O., 2 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Sociology of the professions: what it means for podiatry

King, O., Borthwick, A. M., Nancarrow, S. A. & Grace, S., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 11, 1, 8 p., 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Diabetes educator role boundaries in Australia: A documentary analysis

King, O., Nancarrow, S. A., Grace, S. & Borthwick, A. M., 10 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 10, 11 p., 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access