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Judy Paisley

Title:

PhD, RD

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 6942

Email Address:

jpaisley@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

  • Nutrition communication.
  • Professional practice for dietitians.
  • Professional development planning.

Biography:

Judy Paisley is the graduate program director for the School of Nutrition and teaches in the Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication program. As a dietitian, Paisley’s work focuses on enhancing the quality of dietetic education and practical training experiences for students and preceptors. Towards that end, she provided leadership in creation of the Professional Master’s Diploma in Dietetics offered through partnerships with St. Michael’s Hospital and North York General Hospital. As a researcher, she is interested in the use of mixed methodologies to understand people's food experiences in Canada’s complex social and cultural environment.

Research Interests:

  • Social dimensions of dietary change.
  • Interprofessional practice: Beyond health care settings.

Current Courses:

  • NC8104A/B: Nutrition Communication Seminar
  • NC8103: Nutrition Communication Strategies

Selected Publications:

Selected journal articles arising from major research project (MRP) supervision:

  • Burris, L., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M. (2009).  Perceptions of antioxidants among women attending a breast cancer risk assessment clinic. Cdn J Diet Prac Res, 70(5), S19-S20.

  • Steinberg, A., Paisley, J., & Bandayrel, K. (2011).  Antioxidant health messages in Canadian women’s magazines. Can J Diet Pract Res, 72: e197-e204.

  • Burris, L., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Knowledge of antioxidants and breast cancer risk among women attending breast cancer risk assessment clinics. Health Promot Pract, 2012, 13, 98-105.

Other publications (peer-reviewed):

  • Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  (2010). Your Nutrition Connection: Dietary fat and breast cancer risk. Patient education publication for Odette Cancer Clinics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

  • Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  (2010). Your Nutrition Connection: Dietary fibre and breast cancer risk. Patient education publication for Odette Cancer Clinics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

  • Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  (2010). Your Nutrition Connection: Physical activity and breast cancer risk. Patient education publication for Odette Cancer Clinics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

  • Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Your Nutrition Connection: How to assess your body weight. Patient education publication for Odette Cancer Clinics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2011.

  • Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Your Nutrition Connection: Your healthy body weight and breast cancer risk. Patient education publication for Odette Cancer Clinics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2011.

Presentations:

  • Goodwin, J., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M. Hands-on educational cooking classes reveal women’s perceived benefits and barriers related to, and experiences in adoption, the plant-based diet.  Poster Presentation.  American Institute for Cancer Research, Oct 21-22, 2010, Washington, DC.

  • Goodwin, J., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Hands-on educational cooking classes reveal women’s perceived benefits and barriers related to, and experiences in adopting, the plant-based diet. Poster Presentation.  Faculty of Community Services SRC Achievement Event, Nov 5, 2011.

  • Koo, D., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about the plant-based diet among women attending breast cancer risk assessment clinics.  Poster Presentation.  American Institute for Cancer Research, Oct 21-22, 2010, Washington, DC.

  • Koo, D., Paisley, J., Greenberg, M. Knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about the plant-based diet among women attending breast cancer risk assessment clinics. Poster. Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Nov 28, 2011, Toronto ON.

  • Koo, D., Paisley, J., & Greenberg, M.  Knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about the plant-based diet among women attending breast cancer risk assessment clinics. Poster. Faculty of Community Services Student  Achievement Event, Nov 16, 2011.

  • Salewski, E., Gray-Donald, K., Dwyer, J., Paisley, J., Scythes, C., Harvey, H., & Bottrell, D. Provincial evaluation of the EatSmart Workplace program. Conference presentation. Canadian Public Health Association Conference, June 19-22, 2011.

  • Steinberg, A., Zogheib, S., & Paisley, J.  Antioxidant health messages in Canadian women’s magazines and on food products in grocery stores: Results of content analyses. Poster. Dietitians of Canada conference, May 2010, Montreal, PQ.

MRP supervision:

  • An examination of interprofessional practice among registered dietitians working in business and industry settings. (S. Ruggieri)

  • What online communication strategies are communities of practice using to facilitate knowledge exchange or translation? (C. Clarke)

  • Determining the training and recognition needs of preceptors. (C.Cicco)

  • Development of an online communication examining antioxidants and breast cancer risk. (L. Burris)

  • Content analysis: Antioxidants and health messages targeted to Canadian adult women.(A. Steinberg)

  • Antioxidant messages on food products in Canadian grocery stores: A content analysis (S. Zogheib).

  • An examination of knowledge, perceived benefits and barriers related to, and experiences in adopting, the plant-based dietary pattern. (J. Goodwin)

  • Knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about the plant-based diet among women attending breast cancer risk assessment clinics. (D. Koo)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Yeates School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award, Ryerson University, 2016.
  • Sue Williams Excellence in Teaching Award, Ryerson University, 2012.
  • GREET Teaching Award, Ryerson University, 2004.

Position Currently Held:

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor

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