Rachel A McKeown Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Rachel A McKeown

After attaining a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) at the University of Newcastle in 2002, Rachel spent 3 years working in Inpatient/Outpatient Service roles within various locations in New South Wales and Victoria within the public health system. This work experience provided Rachel with clear insight into the needs of patients with diabetes and a desire to develop a meaningful career in this field. In 2007, Rachel obtained a Graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education), as well as establishing a private dietetics and diabetes education consultation practice in Perth of which she was the Director until 2011. From 2011-2013 Rachel continued clinical work as a Diabetes Dietitian and Diabetes Educator for NSW Health. During this time, Rachel was also involved in national policy reviews and National Guideline development for various projects relating to people with diabetes. In 2015, Rachel completed her Master of Science (Diabetes) to further develop experience in research. In her current role as Manager Professional Services at ADEA, Rachel oversees the Credentialling program, Mentoring program and the ADEA Education Program. She attends to enquiries from members, health care professionals and the general public regarding diabetes education professional matters. Her role includes liaising with stakeholders on various projects and programs to continually improve the health care of people with diabetes.

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