Senior Instructor, Food, Nutrition and Health
Program Coordinator, Dietetics Major
phone: 6048275046
fax: 6048225143
FNH 240
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Education

University of British Columbia, 1998, MSc, Human Nutrition
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, 1980, Dietetic Internship
University of British Columbia, 1979, BHE, Dietetics

Research

I joined UBC in November 2003 after working for many years as a clinical dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at UBC Hospital and other hospital sites within Vancouver Coastal Health. While I was at the hospital, I led and/or supervised research projects primarily related to the nutrition-related and dietitian service needs of various patient/client groups served by the hospital. Now that I am at UBC and coordinating the dietetics program, I am hoping to focus my research efforts in the area of dietetic education.

Research Projects

Assessing the impact of a Food Sense program in a dietetic internship program (proposed).

Teaching

My teaching pertains to preparing students for practice as dietitian nutritionists.

Selected Publications

Research Papers:

Cushing ML, Traviss KA, Calne SM. Parkinson’s Disease: Implications for nutritional care. Can J Diet Pract Res 2002;63:81-87

Traviss KA, Barr SI.  Weight gain due to lifestyle factors in obese men with newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.  J Am Diet Assoc 2001; 102:703-706.

Traviss KA, Barr SI.  Rethinking post-operative diets for short-stay orthopedic patients. J Am Diet Assoc1997;97:971-974.

Abstracts:

Traviss KA, Chapman GE, Morley NC, McGuire CE.  Toward an integrated internship program in British Columbia. (poster presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Calgary, Alberta, May 2003)

Boyle CJ, Traviss KA.  Bowel care for institutionalized elderly residents with dementia: Nutrition-related findings from a broad interdisciplinary study.  (poster presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Calgary, Alberta, May 2003)

Traviss KA, Ramage K, Slattery P, Johnstone J, Molag M, Morley C. Refining approaches to research education for dietetic interns. Can J Diet Prac Res 2001;62:S111. (oral presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Winnipeg, June 2001)

Traviss KA, Boyle CJ, Slattery PJ, Grice BA.  Nutrition counselling at a new community health centre. Can J Diet Prac Res 2000;61:S103. (poster presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Ottawa, May 2000)

Cushing ML, Traviss KA, Cabrera EO.  Patient/caregiver satisfaction with dysphagia care in an acute care hospital: Implications for dietetic practice. Can J Diet Prac Res 2000;61:S97. (poster presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Ottawa, May 2000)

Traviss KA, Barr SI. Client group profile: Obese men with obstructive sleep apnea. Can J Diet Prac Res 1999;69:S132. (poster presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Dietetic Research Event, Vancouver, June 1999)

Professional Affiliations

Dieticians of Canada, Fellow