Professor Rasmussen’s program of research investigates the impact of changes during life transitions on diabetes self-management and risk management among young adults with diabetes. Dr Rasmussen supervises Masters and Doctoral students in her research field. She works in partnership with professional national and international diabetes organisations and with world renowned researchers in the field of self-management in chronic conditions and leads projects in self-management of chronic conditions during life transitions in Scandinavia.
Dr Rasmussen is active participating member in following organisations:
Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Australian Diabetes Society
The Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
Fellow, College of Nursing, Australia
Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group (Europe)
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
Membership of Boards and Committees at Deakin University:
Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (FAPDC)
Teaching and Learning Committee, The School of Nursing and Midwifery
School Research and Research Training Committee (SRRT)
Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre (QSP)
Course Advisory Sub-Committee, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education
Course Advisory Sub-Committee, Master of Nursing Practice
Course Advisory Sub-Committee, Nurse Practitioner.
HNN772 Nursing and Midwifery in Low Resource Complex Environments
HNN773 Nursing and Midwifery Management of Vulnerable Groups in Low Resource Complex Environments
Profesor Rasmussen teaches in numerous units across undergraduate and postgraduate courses with the focus on psychosocial aspects of living with chronic conditions, in particular in the perspective of life transitions and self-management.
Diabetes edcuation and educational outcomes, psyhosocial aspects of living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, life transitions and coping with life changes.
Recent Invited to Speaker:
2014 ‘Diabetes Update Conference’, Danish Diabetes Association (Diabetes Foreningen) Annual Conference, Hotel Scandic Copenhagen, Vester Søgade 6, 1601 Copenhagen V., Denmark, 17 November, Copenhagen.
2013 World Diabetes Congress 2013, Melbourne, Symposium titled “Diabetes transitions and their psychosocial effects, Presentation titled: "Women's life transitions and diabetes", International Diabetes Federation, Melbourne Convention Centre, 3 – 6 Dec 2013, Melbourne.
2013 Conference for Nurses - Title of Conference: Nursing People with Chronic Illness, Presentation title: Life Transitions as experienced by people with Chronic Illness, 13 May, The Hotel Ibis, Therry Street, Melbourne.
Strategic Research Centre: Quality and Patient Safety (QPS)
ScanTRICC: TRanslational Interventions to assist people in living well with Chronic Conditions, a Scandinavian initiative.
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government, 2013.
Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2012.
Awarded Overseas Placement (OSP) for first trimester 2012.
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, December 2011.
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, December 2009.
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, December 2008
Collaborative International Research projects
Research Project established between Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Copenhagen University and Diabetes Victoria, ‘An innovative online self-management intervention for Victorian young adults with type 1 diabetes: Guided Self-Determination Program’ (established November 2014).
Research Project established between Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre (QSP), Deakin University, Eastern Health, Melbourne and Barwon Health, Geelong Centre, Clinical Nursing Research, VIA Viborg, Denmark and Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark. A/Prof B. Rasmussen, A/Prof Trish Livingstone, Prof Trisha Dunning, A/Prof Vibeke Lorentzen and A/Prof Helle Terkildsen ‘Self-management needs among younger people with type 2 diabetes: An Australian and Danish Cohort Comparison’, (established June 2012).
Research Project established between Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, School of Nursing, VIA Holstebro, A/Prof Bodil Rasmussen, A/Prof Trish Livingston, Dr Jette Henriksen and Mrs Anette Meldgaard. ‘The transitional experience and health care needs of newly diagnosed breast cancer in a regional hospital in Denmark’ (established November 2012).
Research project established between Epworth Health-Deakin University, Centre for Clinical Nursing Research , Australia and Holstebro Hospital, Region Midt, Denmark Botti, M, Rasmussen, B., Brandt-Jørgensen, E. ‘The Pain Experience and Pain Treatment of Patients after Surgery’, (established in August, 2010).
B Rasmussen, H Terkildsen Maindal, P Livingston, T Dunning, V Lorentzen
(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 320-329, Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, Chichester, Eng., C1
V Zoffmann, Å Hörnsten, S Storbækken, M Graue, B Rasmussen, A Wahl, M Kirkevold
(2016), Vol. 99, pp. 400-407, Patient education and counselling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
Identifying Nurse Anesthetists' Professional Identity
K Aagaard, E Sørensen, B Rasmussen, B Laursen
(2016), Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, C1-1
M Graue, B Rasmussen, A Iversen, P Dunning
(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Nursing, London, Eng., C1
M Botti, D Khaw, E Jørgensen, B Rasmussen, S Hunter, B Redley
(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 727-740, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
B Rasmussen, H Skouteris, M Berg, C Nagle, H Morris, A Nankervis, C Sparud-Lundin
(2014), pp. 1-5, Women and Birth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
B Rasmussen, T Dunning, C Hendrieckx, M Botti, J Speight
(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, London, England, C1
C Nagle, H Skouteris, H Morris, A Nankervis, B Rasmussen, P Mayall, R Kennedy
(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-6, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, London, England, C1
S Wellard, B Rasmussen, S Savage, T Dunning
(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 1933-1940, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1
Psychosocial issues of women with type 1 diabetes transitioning to motherhood: a structured literature review
B Rasmussen, C Hendrieckx, B Clarke, M Botti, T Dunning, A Jenkins, J Speight
(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, London, England, C1
K Piil, R Kolbaek, G Ottmann, B Rasmussen
(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 329-335, Clinical nurse specialist, Philadelphia, Pa., C1
J Allen, G Ottmann, R Brown, B Rasmussen
(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 226-235, International journal of older people nursing, Chichester, England, C1-1
B Rasmussen, G Ward, A Jenkins, S King, T Dunning
(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 1981-1992, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1
(2010), Koln, Germany, A1
K Edward, B Rasmussen, I Munro
(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 46-53, Archives of psychiatric nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
W Wang, A Zhang, B Rasmussen, L Lin, T Dunning, S Kang, B Park, S Lo
(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 171-181, Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies, Seoul, Korea, C1
B Rasmussen, T Dunning, H Cox, B O`Connell
(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 380-389, Journal of clinical nursing, United Kingdom, C1
B Rasmussen, T Dunning, B O`Connell
(2007), Vol. 16, pp. 17-24, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1
B Rasmussen, B O`Connell, T Dunning, H Cox
(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 300-310, Qualitative health research, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1
B Rasmussen, S Wellard, A Nankervis
(2001), Vol. 10, pp. 628-634, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, Eng., C1
(1992), Vol. 92, pp. 30-33, Sygeplejersken, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1-1
Other Public Sector Funding
Physical, social, psychological and cultural factors influencing breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration among women living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (T1DM & T2DM) in Victoria.
Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Dr Alison Nankervis, Prof Helen Skouteris, Mrs Cheryl Steele, Mrs Catharine McNamara, A/Prof Catherine Nagle
- 2016: $40,000
Industry and Other Funding
Novel strategies for managing life transitions for young adults with type 1 diabetes
Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Trisha Dunning, A/Prof Glenn Ward, A/Prof Alicia Jenkins
- 2008: $27,222
- 2007: $21,995
Self-management strategies used by women with Type 1 diabetes in their transition to motherhood
Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Trisha Dunning, Prof Jane Speight, Prof Mari Botti
- 2011: $5,000
Del Frances Lovett
Thesis entitled: Victorian nurses' and men's perceptions of the primary care nurse role
Master of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Thesis entitled: Self-care perspectives of Chinese immigrants with type 2 diabetes living in Victoria, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery