Staff profile - Bodil Rasmussen

Dr Bodil Rasmussen

Position: Associate Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446425 +61 3 92446425
Email: bodil.rasmussen@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Affiliations

Dr Rasmussen is active participating member and consultant in following organisations:

Diabetes Australia, Vic
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
Melbourne.Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership – Chronic Disease leadership group.

Membership of Boards and Committees at Deakin University:

Faculty Board, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (FAPDC)
School Board, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University
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 Board, Faculty of Health/ Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) - joint committee Steering Committee IKE
Course Advisory Board, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education
Course Advisory Board, IKE Diabetes Education
Course Advisory Board, Master of Nursing Practice
Course Advisory Board, Nurse Practitioner.


Academic

Teaching Interests

HND731 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals

HND732 Diabetes in Professional Contexts

HNN725 Research Thesis A

HNN726 Research Thesis B

In addition, A/Prof Rasmusen teaches in undergradate course in HNN217 Nursing in Community .

Associate Profesor Rasmussen teaches in numerous units across undergraduate and postgraduate courses with the focus on psychosocial aspects of living with chronic illness, in particular in the perspective of life transitions and self-management.


Knowledge areas

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


Student supervision

PhD students (Associate Supervisor):
Yen Yang “The personal meaning of self- care of Chinese people with type 2 diabetes in Australia” (submitted August 2013) with Principal Supervisor Professor Trisha Dunning
Principal Supervisor: Master of Nursing Practice (Research)
Del Lovett, ‘Primary Health Care Nurses view of Men’s Health’ (commenced July 2012)
Principal Supervisor: Master of Nursing Practice students (Minor Thesis):
In progress:
Esther Lee ‘Correlational Study of Sleep Apnoea Patient’s Characteristics with Discharge Locations’. (Commenced in January 2013)
Finalised:
2013 Joanne Bowden A study of prevalence of depressive mood symptomatology and diabetes-related distress in type 1 diabetes mellitus: Relationships with diabetes glycaemic control. 
2012   May-Britt Brinkman Nurses' Perspectives on the National Strategy of Quality Development, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University.
2012   Mette Adler Experience of support from relatives in an accelerated intervention program when undergoing a total hip replacement, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University.
2012   Renita Brinth Filipino nurses' transitional experiences into Danish nursing practice master of Health Sciences, Nursing, Deakin University.
2012   Vicky Dyeremose Nurses attitudes to overweight children and their families – a qualitative study’, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University.
2011 Marie Thomsen Assessment of the information patients receive at commencement of Warfarin therapy: a nursing perspective, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University (May, 2011)
2011   Rie Espersen Health perceptions as experienced by homeless alcohol-dependent people at a reception centre, Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University (March 2011)
2010  Karin Piil Nurse Consultations’ - Redefinition of the Scope of Practice?,  Master of Health Science, Nursing, Deakin University ( May 2010)
2007   Susanne Sebens The challenges of being a female leader/manager in the Danish Health Care Sector. Master of Health Science (Nursing), (Sep 2007) Deakin University
2007   Ulrike van Kuppevelt Construction of the nutritional care relationships between malnourished patients with poor appetite and nutrition-assistants, Master of Health Science (Nursing) (Feb 2007). 
2007  Tone Andreassen &  Elizabeth Wilhelmsen What do parents of newly diagnosed toddlers with diabetes (0-3 years) think of the diabetes support system? Honours thesis (June 2007)


Conferences and seminars

Recent Invited to Speaker:
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.

Recent conference presentations:

2013 Rasmussen, B. Livingston,T. Dunning,T., Lorentzen, V. & Terkildsen, H. ‘Self-management needs during life transitions among younger people with type 2 diabetes: An Australian and Danish Cohort Comparison, World Diabetes Congress International Diabetes Federation, Melbourne Convention Centre, 3 – 6 Dec 2013, Melbourne. (Poster)

2013 Rasmussen,B. Livingston,T. Dunning,T., Lorentzen, V. & Terkildsen, H. ‘Self-management needs during life transitions among younger people with type 2 diabetes: An Australian and Danish Cohort Comparison, 18th PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Spring Scientific Meeting, April 12 - 14, 2013, Zadar, Croatia (Oral Presentation).

2013 Rasmussen, B, Dunning, T., G. Ward, G., Jenkins, A. and King, S. ‘Young adults’ management of Type 1 diabetes during life transitions’, International Council of Nurses Conference, Equity and Access to Health Care, 18-23 May 2013: (oral presentation)

2013 Rasmussen, B., Wellard, S. Dunning, T. & Savage, S.  ‘Nurses’ and personal attendants’ diabetes knowledge: in regional public residential care’, International Council of Nurses Conference, Equity and Access to Health Care, 18-23 May 2013: (oral presentation)

2013 Botti, M., Brandt Jørgensen,E, & Rasmussen, B. ’Perceptions of pain experience among patients and nurses’ management – seen from a gender and age perspective in the context of surgery’, International Council of Nurses Conference, Equity and Access to Health Care, 18-23 May 2013: (Poster)

2012 Rasmussen, B, Christel Hendrieckx, C, Dunning, T, Botti, M, Jenkins, A & Speight, J. ‘Design of two questionnaires to assess the well-being of women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and postnatally: the PregWellTranT1 and PostWellTranT1’, Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ‘Every Women in the 21st Century’, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, 3-4 August, (invited to submit abstract - Oral Presentation).I

2012 Adler, M, Hedegaard-Larsen, B & Rasmussen, B, ‘Patients´ experience of support from accompanying relatives [AR] in an accelerated intervention program [AIP] when undergoing total hip or knee replacement surgery’, Danish Orthopaedic Association Congress, Hotel Radisson, Copenhagen, 24-26 October.

Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research projects

Collaborative International Research projects
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’,  (23-27 August, 2010).

 


Research grants

Pending 2013:
Koehler, N., Currey, J., Rasmussen, B.  McMenamin, C.  & Vujovic, O.  Health and Medical Research Grant: An educational and self-management app for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes aged 18 to 40 years: submitted July $35,000  

Koehler, N., Currey, J., Rasmussen, B.  McMenamin, C.  & Vujovic, O.  Telematics Trust ICT Grants: Type 1 Diabetes: A plan for all seasons Dr Nicole Koehler, A/Prof Judy Currey,  A/Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Christine McMenamin (Monash), Dr Olga Vujovic, Alfred Health. Submitted August $86,599.

Successful Grants:
2012 Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre (QSP), Deakin University, seeding fund grant, 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’.
2011   Novo Nordisk Regional Diabetes Support Scheme, Rasmussen, B., Dunning,T., Botti, M.,  & Speight, J. ‘Self-management strategies used by women with Type 1 diabetes in their transition to motherhood’, Australia.
2010  Clinical Care, Quality and Risk Management (CCQRM) Deakin University, Rasmussen, B, Dunning, T, Botti, M., Jenkins, A., Ward, G., Hagger, V., Gilbert, K., Beeney, L. ‘Self-management of diabetic women in transition to motherhood: survey development’.
2010  Curtin University in cooperation with Deakin University and Australian Diabetes Educator Association (ADEA), 2009, Chronic Disease Self-management/ Lifestyle and Risk Modification Grants, Glaister, K., Gilbert, M., Dunning, T. & Rasmussen, B.
2009   Deakin University and the University of Ballarat Collaboration Fund, 2009, Exploring the quality of diabetes care in Barwon and Ballarat public residential care, Wellard, S., Hasseler, M., Dunning, T., Rasmussen, B., & King, R. University of Ballarat/Ballarat Health Services, Barwon health and Deakin University.
2008    Deakin University Faculty Grant Deakin, 2008, The effect of Tai Chi on psychosocial status: a systematic
review, Rasmussen, B., Lo, S.K., Dunning,T., Duan, W., Zhang, T.,  Deakin University, School of Nursing and
School of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine / RMIT University.

2007   Australian Diabetes Scientists-Servier National Action Plan, 2007, Rasmussen, B., Dunning, T., Ward,G., Jenkins, A. and Rowley, K. Novel strategies for managing life transitions for young adults with Type 1 diabetes, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, St Vincent’s Hospital and Melbourne University, 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.


Publications

Publications

Rasmussen, B, Hendrieckx, C, Clarke, B, Botti, M, Dunning, T, Jenkins, A & Speight, J, (2013) ‘Key issues for women with type 1 diabetes transitioning to motherhood: a structured literature review’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, (In press October 2013).

Rasmussen, B. Clarke, B, Botti, M, Dunning, T, Hendrieckx, C,  & Speight, J. (2013) Transition to motherhood in type 1 diabetes: design of the Pregnancy and Postnatal Well-being in T1DM Transition Questionnaires’ BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, February, 13:54, pp. -11.

Nagle, C. Skouteris, H, Morris, H, Nankervis, A,  Rasmussen, B, Mayall , P & Kennedy, LR. 2013 Primary prevention of gestational pregnancy for women who are overweight and obese: a randomised controlled trial, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13:65, p 1-6.

Wellard, S, Rasmussen, B, Dunning, T & Salvage, S, 2013 Exploring staff diabetes medication knowledge and practices in Australian regional residential care: triangulation study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22:13:pp.1933-1940.

Piil, KRHM, Kolbæk, RM, Ottmann, GP & Rasmussen, B. 2012, The Impact of the Expanded Nursing Practice on Professional Identify in Denmark, Clinical Nurse Specialist, vol. 26: 6, pp. 329-35.

Rasmussen, B, Lorentzen, V, Kolbæk, R, Duke, M & Botti, M, 2012 Transnational capacity building : an Australian-Danish partnership model for higher education and research in nursing, in Söde¡qvist, Minna; Wittmann, Frank; Magnan, Myrna; van Liempd, Hans-Georg and Kuurstra, Elise (eds), Learning and teaching, pp. 1-16, Dr Josef Raabe Verlags-GmbH: Raabe Academic publishers, Stuttgart , Germany, November.

Allen, J, Ottmann, G, Brown, R & Rasmussen, B, 2012 Communication pathways in community aged care: an Australian study’, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 26:6. 329-335

Rasmussen, B., Glenn Ward, Alicia Jenkins, Susan J King &Trisha Dunning 2011 Young adults’ management of Type 1 diabetes during life transitions, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20:1981–1992

Edward, K., Rasmussen, B., & Munro, I. 2010 Nursing Care of Clients Treated with Atypical Antipsychotics Who Have a Risk of Developing Metabolic Instability and/or Type 2 Diabetes Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 24 1; 46-53.

Wang, W.C., Zhang, A.L., Rasmussen, B., Lin, L., Dunning, T., Kang, S.W., Park, B. & Lo, K.S. 2009 The Effect of Tai Chi on Psychosocial Wellbeing: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials’, Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, 2(3):171−181. 

Rasmussen, B., Dunning, T., Cox, H. & O’Connell, B. 2008 The mother–daughter guilt dynamic: effects of type 1 diabetes during life transitions, Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness in association with Journal of Clinical Nursing 17, 380–389.

Rasmussen, B., O’Connell, B., Dunning, T . & Cox, H. 2007. Young women with Type 1 diabetes’ management of turning points and transitions, Qualitative Health Research  vol 17; Number 3, March, 300-310.

Rasmussen, B., Dunning, T & O’Connell, B. 2007. Young women with diabetes: using internet communication to create stability during life transitions, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16: 3a:17-24.

Rasmussen, B., Wellard, S. & Nankervis, A. 2001.  Consumer issues in navigating health care services for Type I Diabetes, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10:2:628-634


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