Dr Jack Bell

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Jack Bell is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with 2 decades experience in teaching hospitals as a clinician, clinical educator, researcher, implementation scientist and clinical service manager. He is a conjoint Principal Research Fellow with The University of Queensland and Research Fellow, Metro North Allied Health Research Collaborative, and also a 2018 Medical Research Futures Fund TRIP Fellow. He is leading two large implementation studies in Queensland and Canada. Advocacy roles include the Queensland Clinical Senate, the Metro North Clinical Council, and the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry Steering Group.

Research Interests

  • Implementation science and Translating Knowledge to Practice (TRIP)
  • Mixed methods research
  • Nutrition care in acute care, orthogeriatrics, and rehabilitation
  • Systematised, interdisciplinary malnutrition care
  • Sarcopaenic obesity
  • Very Low Calorie Diets for surgical risk reduction


  • B Biomedical Science


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Geirsdóttir, Ólöf G., Hertz, Karen, Santy-Tomlinson, Julie, Johansen, Antony and Bell, Jack J. (2021). Overview of nutrition care in geriatrics and orthogeriatrics. Interdisciplinary nutritional management and care for older adults : an evidence-based practical guide for nurses. (pp. 3-18) edited by Ólöf G. Geirsdóttir and Jack J. Bell. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63892-4_1

  • Bell, Jack J., Geirsdóttir, Ólöf Guðný, Hertz, Karen, Santy-Tomlinson, Julie, Skúladóttir, Sigrún Sunna, Eleuteri, Stefano and Johansen, Antony (2020). Nutritional care of the older patient with fragility fracture: opportunities for systematised, interdisciplinary approaches across acute care, rehabilitation and secondary prevention settings. Practical Issues in Geriatrics. (pp. 311-329) edited by Paolo Falaschi and David Marsh. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-48126-1_18

  • Bell, Jack (2019). Nutrition screening and assessment in hip fracture. Handbook of famine, starvation, and nutrient deprivation. (pp. 723-744) edited by Victor R. Preedy and Vinood B. Patel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55387-0_74

  • Bell, Jack J. (2018). Nutrition support in orthopaedics. Advanced nutrition and dietetics in nutrition support. (pp. 358-366) Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118993880.ch5.15

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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