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Dr Ruth Wallace

Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2731
Email: ruth.wallace@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.471  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5392-5195

Ruth is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2016.
  • Bachelor of Health Science Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Edith Cowan University, 2010.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Sambell, R., Wallace, R., Lo, J., Costello, L., Devine, A. (2020). Increasing food expenditure in long day-care by an extra $0.50 per child/day would improve core food group provision. Nutrients, 12(4), Article number 968. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12040968.
  • Wallace, R., Lombardi, K., De Backer, C., Costello, L., Devine, A. (2020). Sharing is Caring: A Study of Food-Sharing Practices in Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Services. Nutrients, 12(January 2020), Article 229. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12010229.
  • Wickens, N., Wallace, R., Dare, J., Costello, L., Lo, J., Nimmo, L. (2020). Mobile phone use and social interactions among caregivers can reduce their ability to provide constant supervision to children at Australian public swimming pools. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2020(Article in press), 1-11. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.445.
  • Lombardi, K., Beatty, S., Devine, A., Wallace, R., Costello, L. (2020). Fat talk: Influences on body image in childcare. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31(2), 224-231. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.272.
  • Hua, D., Sambell, R., Wallace, R., Vale, S., Devine, A. (2020). Food allergy management in Early Childhood Education and Care Services in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 56(3), 394-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14633.

Conference Publications

  • Wallace, R., Beatty, S., Lines, J., Moore, C., Costello, L. (2020). The power of peer-review: A tool to improve student skills and unit satisfaction. 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd 2020) (1-12). Editorial Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11116.

Journal Articles

  • Devine, A., Wallace, R., Lo, J., Miller, M., Sambell, R., Costello, L., Lombardi, K., Veurink, S. (2019). Online programs build confidence and improve healthy eating messages in Early Years services. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 44(2), 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1836939119833244.
  • Wallace, R., Mills, B. (2019). A study of the food environment at Australian Family Day Care. Nutrients, 11(10), Article number 2395. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102395.
  • Sambell, R., Wallace, R., Costello, L., Lo, J., Devine, A. (2019). Measuring food provision in Western Australian long day care (LDC) services: a weighed food record method/protocol at a service level. Nutrition Journal, 18(1), Article 38. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-019-0462-2.

Journal Articles

  • Wallace, R., Costello, L., Devine, A. (2018). Exploring sense of community among early childhood education and care professionals through the Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare (SNAC) website. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(4), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.43.4.03.
  • Wallace, R., Costello, L., Devine, A. (2018). Netnographic Slog: Creative Elicitation Strategies to Encourage Participation in an Online Community of Practice for Early Education and Care. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 13p.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406918797796.

Journal Articles

  • Costello, L., McDermott, M., Wallace, R. (2017). Netnography: Range of Practices, Misperceptions, and Missed Opportunities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), 12p.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406917700647.
  • Wallace, R., Devine, A., Costello, L. (2017). Determining educator's need to support healthy eating environments in early childhood settings. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 42(2), 20-28. https://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.42.2.03.
  • Wallace, R., Costello, L., Devine, A. (2017). Over-provision of discretionary foods at childcare dilutes the nutritional quality of diets for children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 447. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12658.

Journal Articles

  • Wallace, R., Lo, J., Devine, A. (2016). Tailored nutrition education in the elderly can lead to sustained dietary behaviour change. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 20(1), 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-016-0669-2.

Research Projects

  • Examining the efficacy of nutrition specific professional development for Early Childhood Education and Care professionals, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018, 2018 ‑ 2019, $30,000.
  • SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres., Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Research Starter Grant, 2014 ‑ 2016, $28,216.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Food provision in early years' settings requires a cohesive multi strategy approach to optimise nutrition in the early childhood education and care (ecec) sector

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health, Food allergy management in early childhood education and care (ecec) services: Are services aware of training guidelines for food allergy management?

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Design, implementation and evaluation of the impact of a body image professional development program for early childhood educators
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