Dr Angela Byrnes2020-05-21T08:59:13+10:00

Project Description

Dr Angela Byrnes

Dr Angela Byrnes

Clinical and Research Dietitian, Data Manager

Dr Angela Byrnes is an early career researcher and dietitian at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She completed her PhD (conferred in February 2019) within the Centre for Dietetics Research at the University of Queensland and contributes to single and multisite research projects within the Nutrition and Dietetics Department and Internal Medicine Research Unit. Angela’s research areas include health services research, implementation science and research translation, and care of the older patient. Her PhD research was a mixed-methods knowledge translation study aiming to improve perioperative nutrition care of older general surgical patients at RBWH.

  • Care of the older patients, implementation and health services research

Clinical Trials

PiCNIC2 Trial: A PatIent-family-Centered intervention to promote Nutrition In advanced Cancer patients: a pilot randomised controlled trial (2018)

Principal Site Investigator: Dr Teresa Brown

Health Services Research

I have contributed to multiple projects across a variety of clinical areas in both inpatient and outpatient settings including general surgery, maternity, healthy lifestyle, care of the older patient, delirium prevention, advanced cancer, micronutrient monitoring, pressure injury and, most recently, applying experience-based co-design methods to improve patient bedside environments. I also have experience with undertaking and providing support for a range of research methods, including implementation studies, action research, qualitative research (e.g. interviews, ethnographic methods) and observational studies (e.g. questionnaire based, chart review).

  • Prof Lawrie Powell Early Career Researcher Award, RBWH Symposium, 2017
  • International Poster of Distinction Award, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Clinical Nutrition Week, 2017
  • Best Poster Award, Dietitians Association of Australia Qld Dietitians Symposium, 2017
  1. Wheeler, M., Byrnes, A., Young, A., Watt, A., & Bauer, J. Preoperative Nutrition Education: The Patient Perspective [under review].
  2. Langston, K., Byrnes, A., Hay, R., & Ross, L. Secondary-prevention behaviour-change strategy for high-risk patients: Benefits for all classes of body mass index. Nutr Diet.
  3. Young, A. & Byrnes, A. In: Gu, D., Dupre, M. (eds)(2019) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer: Cham.
  4. Byrnes, A., Mudge, A., Clark, D. (2019). Implementation science approaches to enhance uptake of complex interventions in surgical settings. Aust Health Rev.
  5. Byrnes, A., Young, A., Mudge, A., Banks, M., Clark, D., & Bauer, J. (2018). Prospective application of an implementation framework to improve postoperative nutrition care processes: Evaluation of a mixed methods implementation study. Nutr Diet.
  6. Byrnes, A., Young, A., Mudge, A., Banks, M., & Bauer, J. (2018). EXploring practice gaps to improve PERIoperativE Nutrition CarE (EXPERIENCE Study): A qualitative analysis of barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice guidelines. Eur J Clin Nutr.
  7. Byrnes, A., Worrall, J., Young, A., Mudge, A., Banks, M., & Bauer, J. (2018). Early post-operative diet upgrade in older patients may improve energy and protein intake but patients still eat poorly: an observational pilot study. J Hum Nutr Diet.
  8. Byrnes, A., Mudge, A., Young, A., Banks, M., & Bauer, J. (2018). Use of hand grip strength in nutrition screening of older patients admitted to general surgical wards. Nutr Diet.
  9. Byrnes, A., Banks, M., Mudge, A., Young, A., & Bauer, J. (2017). Enhanced Recovery After Surgery as an auditing framework for identifying improvements to perioperative nutrition care of older surgical patients. Eur J Clin Nutr
Email: angela.byrnes2@health.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 3646 8268 (pager# 43781)

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