Dimity Dutch

Research Assistant

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dimity is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and PhD candidate in the Caring Futures Institute within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She obtained a First Class Honours degree in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Flinders University, 2018) which investigated diet quality of Australian children and adolescents on weekdays versus weekend days.

Dimity's PhD research is investigating health behaviour screening in primary health care as a strategy to support children's growth, health and development in the early years.

Dimity is also a member of the EPOCH-Connect Community of Practice and Coordination Commitee which aims to support research students and EMCRs from diverse disciplines and research institutes to connect and collaborate on activities to improve child health in the early years. https://earlychildhoodobesity.com/about-us/epoch-connection-community-of-practice/

Dimity has experience working as a clinical dietitian in rehabilitation, palliative care, acute and private practice settings. She also has experience in the research setting working on projects within the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University including VegKIT (https://www.vegkit.com.au/) & Healthy Conversations @ Playgroup (https://www.flinders.edu.au/caring-futures-institute/our-research/research-projects/healthy-conversations).

Research interests;

- Childhood health behaviours (dietary intake, physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviours)

- Primary Health Care

- Screening for health behaviours as an alternative to weight-focussed measures


Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) 2018

Honours, awards and grants

Research Training Program Scholarship (2022 - Present)
University Medal (2019)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Honours Scholarship (2018)
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2015 & 2017)