Professor Liz Isenring is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and the program lead for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program at Bond University.
Liz is internationally recognised in the areas of oncology nutrition, nutrition in older adults, nutrition screening and assessment. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world and has authored and/or co-authored over 100 articles and abstracts. Liz has also led the development and contributed to several sets of Australian and International evidence-based guidelines for improving nutrition care.
In 2009 she completed an NHMRC Australian Clinical Training Fellowship investigating the nutritional management of older adults at Flinders University, Adelaide and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane. In the past, Liz worked as Senior Lecturer in the Master of Dietetics Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
In 2012, Professor Isenring received a DAA National Award of Merit for International Dietetic and Nutrition Terminology-related activities. She was also the first allied health professional to be awarded the Vivian Saykaly Visiting Professorship in Canada in 2014.
Professor Isenring also holds positions such as the chair of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group and Research Chair of the Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is also the Editor for Current Oncology and Associate Editor for Nutrition and Dietetics.
In addition, Professor Isenring is a member of the Dietitian Connection Scientific Advisory Board.
In this episode of the Dietetic Leader Series, we discuss:
– How Liz developed her passion for research and why it is essential for the profession.
– The aspects of Liz’s work day: collaboration, teaching and the interesting ‘mock hospitals’ at Bond University.
– The role of mentorship and team work in Liz’s professional life.
– Liz’s advice for overcoming challenges; key themes: collaboration, having confidence and working to your strengths.
– Liz’s take on being a great leader: being a life-long learner, building strong teams, seeking mentors, authenticity and enthusiasm in your work.
– Key growth areas for dietetics and how we can create future opportunities with communication, marketing, harnessing the power of technology and promoting our skills.