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Prof Bodil Rasmussen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Nursing (Western Health)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing and Midwif.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

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.

Affiliations

Dr Rasmussen is active participating member in following organisations:

Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Australian Diabetes Society
Diabetes Victoria
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.

Teaching interests

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.

Knowledge areas

Diabetes edcuation and educational outcomes, psyhosocial aspects of living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, life transitions and coping with life changes.

Conferences

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.

Research groups

Strategic Research Centre: Quality and Patient Safety (QPS)

ScanTRICC: TRanslational Interventions to assist people in living well with Chronic Conditions, a Scandinavian initiative.

Awards

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

Projects

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).

 

Publications

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2016

Psychosocial factors impacting on life transitions among young adults with type 2 diabetes : an Australian - Danish qualitative study

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

journal

Translating person-centered care into practice: a comparative analysis of motivational interviewing, illness-integration support, and guided self-determination

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

journal

Identifying Nurse Anesthetists' Professional Identity

K Aagaard, E Sørensen, B Rasmussen, B Laursen

(2016), Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, C1-1

journal
2015

Learning transitions-a descriptive study of nurses' experiences during advanced level nursing education

M Graue, B Rasmussen, A Iversen, P Dunning

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal

Cross-cultural examination of the structure of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R)

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

journal
2014

Breastfeeding practices in women with type 1 diabetes: A discussion of the psychosocial factors and policies in Sweden and Australia.

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

journal
2013

Transition to motherhood in type 1 diabetes : design of the pregnancy and postnatal well-being in transition questionnaires

B Rasmussen, T Dunning, C Hendrieckx, M Botti, J Speight

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, London, England, C1

journal

Primary prevention of gestational diabetes for women who are overweight and obese : a randomised controlled trial

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

journal

Exploring staff diabetes medication knowledge and practices in regional residential care: triangulation study

S Wellard, B Rasmussen, S Savage, T Dunning

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 1933-1940, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal

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

journal
2012

The impact of the expanded nursing practice on professional identify in Denmark

K Piil, R Kolbaek, G Ottmann, B Rasmussen

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 329-335, Clinical nurse specialist, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Communication pathways in community aged care: an Australian study

J Allen, G Ottmann, R Brown, B Rasmussen

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 226-235, International journal of older people nursing, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Young adults' management of Type 1 diabetes during life transitions

B Rasmussen, G Ward, A Jenkins, S King, T Dunning

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 1981-1992, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2010

Transitions : experiences of women with type 1 diabetes : Turning points and transitions as experienced by young women with type 1 diabetes in Australia

B Rasmussen

(2010), Koln, Germany, A1

book

Nursing care of clients treated with atypical antipsychotics who have a risk of developing metabolic instability and/or type 2 diabetes

K Edward, B Rasmussen, I Munro

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 46-53, Archives of psychiatric nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2009

The effect of tai chi on psychosocial well-being : a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

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

journal
2008

The mother-daughter guilt dynamic : effects of type 1 diabetes during life transitions

B Rasmussen, T Dunning, H Cox, B O`Connell

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 380-389, Journal of clinical nursing, United Kingdom, C1

journal
2007

Young women with diabetes: using internet communication to create stability during life transitions

B Rasmussen, T Dunning, B O`Connell

(2007), Vol. 16, pp. 17-24, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Young women with type 1 diabetes' management of turning points and transitions

B Rasmussen, B O`Connell, T Dunning, H Cox

(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 300-310, Qualitative health research, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal
2001

Consumer issues in navigating health care services for type I diabetes

B Rasmussen, S Wellard, A Nankervis

(2001), Vol. 10, pp. 628-634, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
1992

En studie I sundhed

B Rasmussen

(1992), Vol. 92, pp. 30-33, Sygeplejersken, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1-1

journal

Grants

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

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Del Frances Lovett

Thesis entitled: Victorian nurses' and men's perceptions of the primary care nurse role

Master of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Associate Supervisor
2014

Yen Yang

Thesis entitled: Self-care perspectives of Chinese immigrants with type 2 diabetes living in Victoria, Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery