Tania Wiesmayr-Freeman - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Tania Wiesmayr-Freeman

BSc (Nut) Deakin, Grad Dip (Diet) Deakin, Grad Cert (Paed Diet) Melb Uni, Grad Cert (Hlth Management) QUT, Cert IV TAE, Cert Sport Diet

  • Allied Health Clinical Coordinator (Nutrition and Dietetics)
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Telephone
+61 7 5456 5173
Office location
T4.38
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Tania Wiesmayr-Freeman

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Tania Wiesmayr-Freeman has over 25 years of experience as a Dietitian, Health Educator and Health Professional.

Tania’s role is to coordinate and oversee Medical Nutrition Therapy’s placements for fourth year Dietetic students. These placements are 10 weeks in duration and are undertaken in acute and sub-acute hospitals, community and private practice. The role includes delivering workshops and tutorials and assessing students. Tania is passionate about enhancing the placement experience for students and supervisors.

Her professional career has seen her work in a wide range of management, leadership and senior health professional roles. Tania's experience includes leading broad scale change across a health service region particularly with regard to nutrition and dietetics, allied health workforce development and clinical incident management.

Tania’s love of teaching, supervision and mentoring has been a common feature. Over the years she has been involved in delivering lectures, workshops and tutorials and marking throughout the Bachelor of Nutrition and Bachelor of Dietetic programs. Mentoring dietitians through the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, and as a State-wide trainer for: Peer Group Supervision, Calderdale Framework, Root Cause Analysis, Human Error and Patient Safety Analysis, Manchester Patient Safety Framework and Evidence Based Medicine.

The broad work experience and formal education/training has resulted in Tania having a wide-range of knowledge across many health professional disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health, management and administration.

Projects include:

  • Allied Health Needs Analysis for Wide Bay and North Burnett (2012)
  • Review of the supply of rural pharmaceutical products for a Hospital Health Service (2014)
Professional memberships
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian

Teaching areas

  • Dietetic Individual Case Management Placements
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Placements