Staff profile - Sonia Brockington

Ms Sonia Brockington

Position: Casual Academic
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus



  • Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Newcastle, 1995
  • Graduate Certificate in Sport Nutrition, Deakin University, 2004
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012

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Teaching Interests

Contribute to teaching into masters of Dietetics programs with a focus in clinical dietetics and professional development

Unit chair of undergraduate and post graduate nutrition units in sports nutrition and international nutrition


Subjects and units currently teaching

Professional Practice Dietetics (chair)

International Nutrition (chair)

Sports Nutriton (chair)

Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice (chair)

Principles of Dietetics (teaching staff)

Clinical Practice Dietetics (teaching staff)

Food Service Management (teaching staff)

Knowledge areas

Clinical dietietics, sports nutriton, international nutrition

Student supervision

PhD projects

2014 - Associate Supervisor -  PhD Candidate Investigating nutrition education in Indian secondary schools
2014 - Associate Supervisor - PhD Candidate – Investigating nutrition education requirements and workforce needs in Vietnam

Honours Students

2014 - “The Impact of Early Enteral Nutrition on Clinical Outcomes Following liver Transplantation”
2012 - “How skinny is the skeleton? Food insecurity in tertiary education”
2011 - Ellie Midgely (2011): “The Effect of Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum on Treating Diarrhoea in Enterally Fed ICU Patients: a Pilot Study”

Conferences and seminars

Dietitians Association of Australia 2014 poster presentation - "Engaging Dietetics Students in Social Media"


Research interests

Interest in clinical dietetics as it relates to improving evidence based management. Clinical interest ins in the area of ICU and gastrointestinal surgery

International Health/Nutrition - particularly interested in child stunting and relationship to social and economic development

Research page



Micevski D, Thorton L, Brockington S, Food insecurity among university students in Victoria: A pilot study.  Nutrition and Dietetics, Early View, published online: 13 Nov 2013, DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12097

Roberts NJ, Brockington S, Doyle E, Pearce LM, Bowie AJ, Simmance N, et al. Innovative model for clinical education in dietetics. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2009;66(1):33-8.

Roberts NJ, Brockington S, Doyle E, Pearce LM, Bowie AJ, Simmance N, et al. Pilot study of an innovative model for clinical education in dietetics. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2009;66(1):39-46.

Collins CE, Kershaw J, Brockington S. Effect of nutritional supplements on wound healing in home-nursed elderly: A randomized trial. Nutrition 2005;21(2):147-55.

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