Prizes

President’s Prize for Innovation in Honour of the Memory of Josephine (Jo) Rogers, AM

This award is to recognise innovation in any of its forms honouring Josephine Rogers. One award may be presented annually.

2015 – Rachel Bacon

2014 – Kim Tikellis

2013 – Lana Hebden, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Kate Balestracci, Amelia Cook

2012 – Melina Katz, Liz Beavis

2011 – Penny Small

2010 – Sue Radd

2009 -Merrilyn Banks, Judy Bauer, Maree Ferguson and Sandra Capra

2008 – Julie Dundon and Anne Schneyder

2007 – Roy Price

2006 – Amanda Clark

2005 – Trudy Williams

2004 – Ingrid Hickman

2002 – Louise Smith

2000 – Catherine Saxelby

1999 – Martina Chippindall

1998 – Heather Gilbertson

PEN Evidence Based Practice Prize

PEN Evidence-Based Practice Prize for demonstrating strength and commitment to evidence-based practice in their practice setting, particularly in challenging circumstances.

Shelley Wilkinson

Shelley was awarded the PEN Prize for 2016 for the project ‘Implementing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Guidelines into practice’.

This project arose from the fact that there are no Australian GDM nutrition practice guidelines and the observation that many Australian maternal health dietetic services providing GDM care lacked a systematic approach to their health care, potentially resulting in poorer outcomes for women and their babies.

Shelley’s prize winning project evaluated the implementation of a dietetic model of care based on American GDM Nutrition Practice Guidelines in an Australian tertiary Maternity Hospital. Following implementation of the guidelines significantly more women received best-practice care, with clinically-relevant changes seen in medication requirements (fewer women receiving pharmacologic treatment). Unfortunately due to a heavy clinical load (so many women with GDM entering the service), only a third of women in the new model of care received individual Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), which deviated from best practice (1:1 individualised MNT). This project illustrated the opportunities and challenges of conducting evidence based implementation research in routine clinical care.

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Cystic Fibrosis PEN Working Party led by Nicole Saxby

This prize application focuses on the work of sub-group of 12 dietitians from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Interest Group, who, in December 2014, had content approved for publication on PEN. The six clinical practice questions developed, addressed and submitted to PEN by this sub-group centre on mineral management in CF populations

The CF group have been proactive in sharing their learning and experience with PEN. They  have developed step by step guides for each step of PEN the process which they are willing to share with other interest groups and  are looking forward to presenting their project at the 2015 DAA conference in Perth. In addition, Nicole Saxby and other members of the CF IG have actively advocated for the benefits PEN at the 2014 & 2015 DAA workshop in Brisbane and Perth and at the 2013 DNZ conference in Auckland. Nicole Saxby also serves on the PENAC advisory committee and has recently agreed to take on a mentoring role with the Eating Disorder interest group throughout their planned PEN journey.

Consisting of Nicole Saxby, Andrea Kench, Paul O’Neill, Kirrilee Waterhouse, Natalie Vanderhaak, Jodi Grunert, Denise Wong See, Sarah McKay, Caitlin Arnault, Julie Graves, Audrey Tierney, Susannah King.

Cystic Fibrosis PEN Working Party

Nutrition & Dietetics Emerging Researcher Award

This award aims to encourage and acknowledge quality research by an emerging researcher. This award is presented to a first time lead author of an original research article published in DAAs official peer-reviewed journal, Nutrition & Dietetics. The award specifically hopes to encourage more research in the area of paediatrics. This award is proudly supported by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute and is awarded annually at the DAA National Conference.

Recipients will receive a framed certificate, $1,000 and complimentary registration to the DAA National Conference. Please note: Recipients do not directly apply for this award.

The award is funded by Nestlé and is presented at the DAA National Conference. Award recipients receive a framed certificate, $1000 cheque and complimentary registration for either the current or subsequent DAA National Conference.

Eligible candidates for the award must meet all three criteria:

  1. First time lead author of an original research article that was published (or has been accepted for publication) in Nutrition & Dietetics.
  2. Current financial member of DAA.
  3. Research track record of less than 5 years.
  • 2016 – Li Kheng Chai
  • 2015 – Rachel Bacon
  • 2014 – Kelly Lambert
  • 2013 – Elizabeth Neale
  • 2012 – Aaron Di Guilmi
  • 2011 – Melinda Neve
  • 2010 – Therese O’Sullivan
  • 2009 – Susan Hart
  • 2008 – Linda Orazio

The Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellence in Research – Doctorate Prize (NSW members only)

The DAA (NSW Branch) honoured Dr Joan Woodhill’s legacy by developing the Prize for Excellence in Research. This prize, awarded to newly graduated Doctorate dietitians reflects the high esteem that Dr Joan Woodhill is regarded. For more information, see the NSW Branch page

Most Outstanding Student Prize

The top dietetics graduate from each University, offering a DAA accredited dietetics program, will be awarded a free one year DAA membership. Membership of DAA is not required to be eligible for this prize.

Please note the name of this prize may vary between universities.

For universities offering multiple DAA accredited dietetics courses, the respective Branch EDC may decide to award a certificate to the top student from each course at the university.  Please see your Branch EDC webpage for more information.