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Academic Biography

Dietitian, senior lecturer and course leader. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed a Master’s in Education in 2017. I lead the MSc dietetics programme at Teesside University, supporting students as they start their professional journey.

My clinical expertise lies in diabetes having worked in cardiology, obesity and research across 5 major UK cities since graduating in 1994. Publications and presentations have included carbohydrate restriction, dietetic mentorship, outcomes, insulin dose adjustment and workplace learning.

Summary of Research Interests

Current doctorate research seeks to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of diabetes remission strategies for adults with type 2 diabetes newly diagnosed within general practice in one of the most deprived local authority districts in England. 

Academic Achievements

Learning Excellence Award 2018: 1st Prize (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

NHS England Innovation Challenge 2015: Finalist.

Academic Responsibilities

Course Leader

  • MSc Dietetics (pre-registration) programme

Module Leader

  • The Practising Dietitian
  • Dietetic Management
  • Advanced Dietetic Management

 Practice Education Lead

  • Dietetic Placement 1
  • Dietetic Placement 2

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Leeds

Award Date: 18 Jul 2017

Bachelor, Ulster University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Professional Doctorate, Teesside University


External positions

Board member: British Dietetic Association BDA Quality Standards Board

2020 → …

Accreditation Assessor: British Dietetic Association

2018 → …

Board member: British Dietetic Association Education and Professional Practice Board


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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Dietary carbohydrate restriction as a management strategy for adults with type 2 diabetes: Exploring the opinions of dietitians

Huntriss, R., Boocock, R. & McArdle, P., 19 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Diabetes Nursing. 23, 6, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 126 Downloads (Pure)

    Workplace learning and career progression: qualitative perspectives of UK dietitians

    Boocock, R. C. & O'rourke, R. K., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 31, 5, p. 704-711

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cost effectiveness of group follow-up after structured education for type 1 diabetes: A cluster randomised controlled trial

    Irish DAFNE Study Group & Boocock, R., 14 Jun 2014, In : Trials. 15, 1, 227.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Weight management in people with insulin-treated diabetes: Dietetic goals

    Boocock, R., 13 Nov 2013, In : Diabetes and Primary Care. 15, 5, p. 252-255 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access