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Dr Rachel Boak

Accredited Practising Dietitian, CEDC

About my practice

I offer supervision for dietitians and other health professionals, particularly those looking for support with the social and behavioural aspects of their Clients’ eating concerns. My own private practice now has a focus on disordered eating and eating disorders, working with adults and also younger clients. My previous PhD research examined social influences on families' infant food choice behaviour, including the impact of public health policy.
Regular and ongoing supervision is invaluable in my own practice and professional development. In practice and in supervision I value and aim to support: Reflective practice; Self-care and self-compassion; Building critical capabilities such as courage, critical thinking, curiosity; Embracing diversity in dietetics practice; and developing high level nutrition counselling skills which support exploring, understanding and addressing social and behavioural aspects of eating concerns.
My own career was initially spent in acute and general hospital dietetics. I later worked in university teaching and research roles in primary health care, health promotion and public health nutrition. I have returned to private practice in my own regional and rural community, and am driven by my passion for high quality dietetics services in areas of high need.
I am a member of Dietitians Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. I have an honorary clinical lecturer role in the University of Melbourne Dental School and am an invited member of the course advisory board for another Victorian university.
My recent consulting work has included research on the future of the nutrition and dietetics profession and advising university researchers on the translation of clinical trial findings into real world application.

Areas of interest

Business Development and Administration
Counselling Skills (all areas of Dietetics)
Eating Disorders Adults
HAES and Weight Inclusive Health Care
Motivational Interviewing
Public Health Community Nutrition
Reflective Practice (all areas of Dietetics)
Research Support

Qualifcations & background

Masters of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics), PhD (public health nutrition)
Years of professional experience: 20+ years
Years of experience as a supervisor: 0-5 years
Completed Supervision Training: Yes
My supervision is supervised: Yes
HAES Aligned Practice: Yes

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