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Dr Ruth Wallace


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2731, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO31.471
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2731
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.471  


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


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


Recent Research Grants

  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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, Deakin, ACT, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.42.2.03.
  • Costello, L., McDermott, M., Wallace, R., (2017), Netnography: Range of Practices, Misperceptions, and Missed Opportunities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), 12p., DOI: 10.1177/1609406917006647.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12658.
  • 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, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-016-0669-2.

Research Student Supervision

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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