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Dr Adrienne Young

Dr Adrienne Young

Dr Adrienne Young is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Her research on improving nutritional care of older people in hospital has been of interest nationally and internationally, with Adrienne awarded the Health Practitioner Researcher of the Year at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital research symposium in 2018, and New Researcher Award at the International Congress of Dietetics in 2012. Adrienne continues to research in the area of malnutrition in older people, with recent work also focused on workforce development to prepare allied health professionals to translate research into their practice.

  • Improving nutrition for older people
  • Implementation science
  • Knowledge translation/translating research into practice
  • Heatlh Services Reseasrch

Clinical Trials (last 5 years)

  • Co-designing a positive meal environment for older people in hospital: a multi-phase experience-based co-design study
  • The SIMPLE Approach: Systematised, Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Program Implementation and Evaluation
  • Developing and validating a novel survey to identify barriers and enablers to improving nutrition care in acute and subacute inpatient settings
  • Implementation evaluation of an acute stroke nutrition support pathway across Metro North HHS
  • Evaluating an allied health knowledge translating training and support initiative

2019        Barbara Chester Memorial Award, Dietitians Association of Australia

2019        Research in Practice Award, Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference

2018       Health Practitioner Researcher of the Year, RBWH

2018        Outstanding Leadership in Research, Learning and Innovation, Collaborative for Allied Health, Research, Learning and Innovation, MNHHS

2018        Research Encouragement Award, RBWH Alumni

2018        Highly Commended, Complex Health Challenges, MNHHS Research Excellence Awards

2018        Highly Commended, Health Services and Implementation Research, MNHHS Research Excellence Awards

2017        Highly Commended, Research Support, Metro North Hospital and Health Service Research Excellence awards


List of Publications last 1-5 years – 0000-0002-4498-4342

Email: Adrienne.Young@health.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 3646 2351

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