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Ms Gemma Jenkins


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2318, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.228
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2318
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5384
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.228  


Gemma is a Lecturer and Community and Public Health Nutrition domain leader in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • NUT5114 Public Health Nutrition
  • NUT6106 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition
  • NUT6107 Community Placement and Evaluation


Gemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 11 years of experience working in Nutrition and Dietetics.

During her 8 years as a consultant dietitian in private practice, Gemma has implemented individual and group-based nutrition education with community members in a range of nutrition-related areas. Gemma also has experience as a sports dietitian.

In her role at ECU, Gemma is passionate about creating authentic learning environments where students can apply learning in a meaningful way. She is currently undertaking her PhD to investigate how to enable change in health professions higher education.

Professional Associations

  • Dietitians Association of Australia, Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
  • Public Health Association of Australia

Awards and Recognition

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award (Excellence in Teaching), Edith Cowan University, 2017

Research Areas and Interests

  • Transforming health professions higher education
  • Higher education assessment design and implementation
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Role emerging placements in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diet quality and nutrition practices in fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) communities


  • Bachelor of Science Nutrition, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Health Science with Upper Second Class Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2014.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Jamieson, J., Jenkins, G., Beatty, S., Palermo, C., (2017), Designing programmes of assessment: A participatory approach. Medical Teacher, 39(11), 1182-1188, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis Group, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1355447.
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