Dr Katrina Campbell is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Associate Professor within the new Nutrition and Dietetics program at Bond University. Her research areas of expertise include clinical nutrition, particularly investigating the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions targeting cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease, metabolism, drivers of nutritional status and nutrition assessment.
In 2013, Katrina was awarded the Dietitians Association of Australia ‘Young Achiever’ award in recognition of her achievements in advancing research in the specialty field of renal nutrition.
Katrina was previously a Senior Research Fellow within the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, supported by a Lions Senior Medical Research Fellowship and Queensland Government Health Research Fellowship. Here, she led several clinical trials and multi-site observational studies around nutrition interventions to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes in patients with kidney disease.
Dr Katrina Campbell now supervises PhD and MPhil students in her research program of clinical nutrition, in particular in the areas of optimising nutritional status and outcomes in kidney and cardiovascular disease, developing, implementing and evaluating the translation of evidence into practice and improving efficiency in dietetics practice.
In this episode, we discuss:
– How and Why Katrina got into Dietetics.
– Katrina’s career advice to listeners.
– The most rewarding aspects of Katrina’s work.
– Katrina’s dynamic schedule and how she thrives on uncertainty!
-The challenges Katrina has overcome throughout her career.
-The importance of being innovative in order to create opportunities and overcome challenges.
– Katrina’s mentors and the role of mentorship.
– Katrina’s thoughts about the opportunities for Dietitians in the next decade.