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Personal profile

Biography

Simone is the Director of Education for the School of Clinical Sciences and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian leading research projects in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food.  

Simone achieved her PhD in 2015 titled "Integrating Academic and Clinical Training - Exploring Opportunities and Innovations". She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators and has over 20 years experience as a clinical dietitian working in public and private hospitals and in private practice. She has extensive experience in all major clinical areas including intensive care, surgery and endocrinology. Simone has a special interest in health professional education and research and is committed to improving health professional practice. She has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of health professional education as well as nutrition and dietetics.

Simone was awarded a national Teaching Excellence award in 2018 by the Australian Awards for University Teaching; and in 2017 the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education (Quality of Teaching), demonstrating her commitment to student training. She hopes to help students excel in preparation for their professional employment whilst further pursuing her research interests.

Simone has acheived funding of over $83,000 in prizes and grants resulting in the establishment of a student teaching clinic, and various research projects including nutrition and wound healing, work-integrated learning and assessment, involving patients in student training and using online media to enhance nutritional health outcomes.

Research interests

Current research includes investigating the impact of an evidence-based nutrition Massive Open Online Course on learning for the general public.  This research also examines how this mode of delivery addresses widespread nutrition misinformation.

Other research projects include: investigating the use of patients and public in competency based assessment in dietetic students; the philosophies of academic and work-based educators in competency assessment; teaching and learning professionalism in dietetics; what are the skills and qualities of effective work-based educators in allied health and how are they measured; and how to engage young adults in nutrition education using social media.  Clinical research areas include nutrition and venous leg ulcer healing, as well as estimating energy requirements in the aged population.

Research area keywords

  • Clinical Education
  • Education research
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Obesity
  • Mixed method research

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Projects

Research Output

Effect of whole foods and dietary patterns on markers of subclinical inflammation in weight-stable overweight and obese adults: a systematic review

Cowan, S. F., Leeming, E. R., Dordevic, A., Sinclair, A. J., Truby, H. & Gibson, S., 1 Jan 2020, In : Nutrition Reviews. 78, 1, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

How do students of health sciences perceive generic skills?

Sarkar, M., Gibson, S., Karim, M. N. & Ilic, D., 2020, p. 71. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Social media, body image and food choices in healthy young adults: A mixed methods systematic review

Rounsefell, K., Gibson, S., McLean, S., Blair, M., Molenaar, A., Brennan, L., Truby, H. & McCaffrey, T. A., Feb 2020, In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 77, 1, p. 19-40 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing the unique needs of training primary care-based educators

Gibson, S. J., Aug 2019, In : Medical Education. 53, 8, p. 754-756 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Assessment Practices for Dietetics Trainees: A Systematic Review

Jamieson, J., Palermo, C., Hay, M. & Gibson, S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 119, 2, p. 272-292 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Award for Teaching Excellence 2018

Gibson, Simone (Recipient), 26 Feb 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Education (Quality of Teaching)

Gibson, Simone (Recipient), 7 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Emerging Researcher Fellowship

Gibson, Simone (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

Gibson, Simone (Recipient), 20 Nov 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 8 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 7 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Office (Organisational unit)

Simone Gibson (Chair/Co-Chair)

2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Focus on Health Professional Education (Journal)

Simone Gibson (Associate editor)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australian Journal Primary Health (Publisher)

Simone Gibson (Peer reviewer)

2 May 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Dietitians Association of Australia (External organisation)

Simone Gibson (Member)

1 Jan 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) (External organisation)

Simone Gibson (Member)

8 Feb 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

At work, and making a meal of it

Simone Gibson

2/02/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Diet, fitness, money: The art of keeping New Year's resolutions

Simone Gibson

1/01/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Shop with your doctor in mind

Simone Gibson

16/07/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Healthy eating over the festive season

Simone Gibson

23/12/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Food in Bloom

Simone Gibson

1/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment