Interprofessional Health Sciences

Ruth Crawford

BSci (Nut), MND, Grad Cert Adult Ed

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
Wangaratta Regional Study Centre

Ruth Crawford is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She has extensive experience in food service and education.

She was the Food Service Dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport from 2000-2008 and more recently has worked as a Food Service consultant to residential aged care facilities, disability homes and correctional facilities.

In dietetic training and education she has worked as the CSU Nutrition & Dietetics Placement Coordinator and Clinical Educator in Nutrition for ACT Health. She has post graduate qualifications in adult education.

Ruth has contributed to the academic text Healthy Aging and Aged Care, Clinical Sports Nutrition and was a co-author of 2 of the successful AIS "Survival" series of cookbooks.

Her research interests include workplace learning, rural workforce challenges, healthy aging and oral health and nutrition.


  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga (currently completing)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult), University of Melbourne/ Hawthorn Institute of TAFE
  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Deakin University Geelong


  • Burke, L. Bell, L., Cort, M., Cox, G., Crawford, R., Minehan, M., Wood, C. Survival around the World. 2004, Sydney, FPC Custom Media.
  • Burke, L., Cox, G.,Minehan, M., Braakhuis A., and Crawford, R. Survival from the Fittest. 2001, Sydney, Murdoch Magazines.

Book Chapters:

  • Samuelson, M., Crawford, R., Alexander, S. 'The role of the registered nurse in maintaining optimal nutrition and hydration'. In Bernoth, M. and Winkler, D (eds). Health Aging and Aged Care. 2016, pp 359-377. Oxford University Press
  • Burke, L., Cort, M., Cox, G., Crawford, R., Desbrow, B., Farthing, L., Minehan, M., Shaw, N., Warnes, O. 'Supplements and sports foods'. In Burke L.M. and Deakin, V. (eds). Clinical Sports Nutrition. 3rd edition. 2006, pp 557-562 (Inosine & Chromium picolinate). Sydney, McGraw-Hill.
  • Nicola Cummings, Ruth Crawford, Michelle Cort & Fiona Pelly 'Providing meals for athletic groups'. In Burke L.M. and Deakin, V. (eds). Clinical Sports Nutrition. 3rd edition. 2006, pp 785-805. Sydney, McGraw-Hill.

Conference Presentations:

  • 2016 DAA National Conference (Poster): Crawford, R., Star, A., Ghys, E. "Effectiveness of a regional dietetic support network."
  • 2016 DAA National Conference (Seminar): Crawford, R., Davis, D., Itsiopoulos, C., McPhee, M., Murphy, K., Pipingas, A. "Dietary patterns (including the Mediterranean diet) and its relationship to cognitive function."
  • 2013 DAA National Conference (Oral Presentation): McAlpin, S., Crawford, R., Mills, N., Pilotto, L., Howard, C. "Can rural primary health care develop entry level dietetic competencies?"


  • Ruth Crawford, Rebecca Halberstater 'Nutrition & Frailty' x 8 sessions. In Jeremy & Carly Carr (eds). The Vitality Passport – A journey to better health. Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network.

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