Kate Odgers-Jewell


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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Kate Odgers-Jewell is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with experience and expertise in a range of clinical, research and teaching areas. Kate's qualifications include a PhD from Bond University (2016), a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (2007) with Honours (2008), and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (2006).

Kate commenced as the Assistant Professor- Conjoint Allied Health Academic Researcher with Bond University and Northern NSW Local Health District in 2023. She has worked in the Higher Education sector for 14 years across various roles at Bond University and Griffith University, and as an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Queensland. In these roles, Kate has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines. Additionally, Kate has worked as a clinical dietitian in the public health sector, and as Dietitian Clinic Lead and Student Placement Coordinator in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. 

Kate's research is across the broad theme of education and is underpinned by a person-centred approach. Her research is primarily focused on chronic disease management, group-based education, developing cultural responsiveness through learner-centred educational opportunities, and recruitment and retention factors affecting health professionals. Kate is experienced in a range of research methodologies including systematic reviews, qualitative studies, survey studies, and process evaluations.

Statement for HDR students

I welcome HDR students with various research interests including interprofessional practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, cultural responsiveness, research capacity building, health professional education, malnutrition, group-based education, non-diet approaches, eating disorder prevention, and recruitment and retention factors affecting health professionals. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Poche Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Queensland

Aug 2017Jul 2019

Clinic Lead, Nutrition & Dietetics, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)

Jul 2017May 2018

Student Placement Coordinator, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)

Mar 2017Jul 2019

Assistant Domain Lead, Community and Public Health Nutrition (CPHN), Griffith University

Apr 2016Jul 2016

Senior Dietitian, Metro South Hospital and Health Service

May 2015Nov 2015

Lecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics , Griffith University

Apr 2015Nov 2015

Clinical Dietitian, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Sept 2008Oct 2009

Lecturer, Tutor, and Research Assistant, Griffith University

Dec 2006Dec 2015


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