Dr Jaimon Kelly

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

I am a consultant Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Online Health. I have a PhD in technology-supported lifestyle interventions and delivering dietary education to improve people’s dietary self-management. My research program focuses on technology-enabled health systems and interventions for improving patient-centred care in chronic disease and simplifying nutrition communication for clinicians and people living with chronic conditions. I work in private practice, primarily providing professional consultancy services for kidney nutrition. I also provide consultation for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. You can learn more about my private practice here - https://www.mynutritionclinic.com.au/renal-dietitian/

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are in 1) Nutrition & Dietetics – primarily diet quality and focusing on methods to improve diet quality in people with chronic kidney disease and other complex chronic conditions; 2) Health Service Delivery & 3) Digital Health – specifically focused on preparing to workforce, codesigning and testing technology-assisted interventions to deliver lifestyle interventions. My current work focuses on technology-enabled health systems and interventions for improving patient-centred care in chronic disease and simplifying nutrition communication for clinicians and people living with chronic conditions.

Research Impacts

Jaimon Kelly has led systematic reviews which have led to health impact including a significant paradigm shift away from single-nutrient recommendations reflected in 2020 international best practice guidelines – based on the systematic review on healthy dietary patterns and risk of mortality in chronic kidney disease which he led. A collection of his seminal publications has been independently blogged on nephrologist, dietitian and the world’s largest patient website (serving >2 million CKD patients).

In recognition of his pioneering telehealth-delivered nutrition research in chronic disease, he received the highly esteemed VC Award for Early Career Research Excellence for outstanding research contribution and impact. These significant contributions to telehealth in dietetics and the leadership and impact his work has had led to him being invited to Dietitians Australia inaugural telehealth working group and subsequently was lead author of the Dietitians Australia Position Statement on Telehealth. This work has been instrumental in supporting advocacy for ongoing telehealth funding for the dietetic profession, which is a key driver for him as a consultant dietitian also working in primary care across South-East Queensland.

His clinical and research leadership has given him a thorough grasp and understanding of the practice gaps that exist in primary care, and has positioned him as a key stakeholder who is consulted to develop private practice education resources and telehealth-delivered diet programs, most recently at QLD Government Health agencies, Dietitians Australia, AMGEN Australia. This also includes consultation on International research trials which have pivoted intervention delivery approaches in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Bond University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This PhD program will determine and improve the digital health literacy of patients and the health professional workforce working in chronic diseases in tertiary centres in Queensland. This will involve the design and validation of a digital health literacy instrument for these populations, and an Australian first evaluation of digital health literacy of the chronic condition demographic which can guide decision makers and program implementers moving forward.

    This PhD will culminate in the development and pilot implementation of evidence-based and end-user-centred training and education materials, in the health service, to improve the delivery of effective, safe, and quality virtual care chronic condition services.

    Information on applying for a PhD, including entry requirements, scholarships, and fees can be found on the UQ webpage for future students https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/doctor-philosophy-7501

    Contact Dr Jaimon Kelly for further information.

  • This PhD will investigate the constructs of virtual care trust and confidence in virtual prevention and management strategies, the competence of clinicians to deliver effective virtual programs, and codesign targeted solutions to improve this for both people living with chronic conditions and clinicians working with these populations.

    This PhD program is focused on both patients and clinicians who practice virtual care with these populations. This PhD will both quantify and qualify the constructs of virtual care trust and confidence in prevention and management strategies through virtual care; determine the competence of clinicians to practice virtual care; and identify the priorities and codesign solutions to improve virtual care trust, confidence and competence in virtual chronic condition care.

    Information on applying for a PhD, including entry requirements, scholarships, and fees can be found on the UQ webpage for future students https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/doctor-philosophy-7501

    Contact Dr Jaimon Kelly for further information.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Kelly, Jaimon T. (2020). Dietary patterns. Nutrition in kidney disease. (pp. 583-597) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44858-5_31

  • Kelly, J.T, Campbell, K.C and Carerro, J.J (2017). Role of nutrition in cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Handbook of nutrition and the kidney. edited by William E. Mitch and T. Alp Ikizler. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This PhD program will determine and improve the digital health literacy of patients and the health professional workforce working in chronic diseases in tertiary centres in Queensland. This will involve the design and validation of a digital health literacy instrument for these populations, and an Australian first evaluation of digital health literacy of the chronic condition demographic which can guide decision makers and program implementers moving forward.

    This PhD will culminate in the development and pilot implementation of evidence-based and end-user-centred training and education materials, in the health service, to improve the delivery of effective, safe, and quality virtual care chronic condition services.

    Information on applying for a PhD, including entry requirements, scholarships, and fees can be found on the UQ webpage for future students https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/doctor-philosophy-7501

    Contact Dr Jaimon Kelly for further information.

  • This PhD will investigate the constructs of virtual care trust and confidence in virtual prevention and management strategies, the competence of clinicians to deliver effective virtual programs, and codesign targeted solutions to improve this for both people living with chronic conditions and clinicians working with these populations.

    This PhD program is focused on both patients and clinicians who practice virtual care with these populations. This PhD will both quantify and qualify the constructs of virtual care trust and confidence in prevention and management strategies through virtual care; determine the competence of clinicians to practice virtual care; and identify the priorities and codesign solutions to improve virtual care trust, confidence and competence in virtual chronic condition care.

    Information on applying for a PhD, including entry requirements, scholarships, and fees can be found on the UQ webpage for future students https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/doctor-philosophy-7501

    Contact Dr Jaimon Kelly for further information.