Jacqueline Baker is a senior accredited practising dietitian at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) at Wollongong University in 2009 and the Master of Dietetics Studies at the University of Queensland in 2011, graduating with the Dietitians Association of Australia award for the highest academic achievement.
Jacqueline has worked in a number of public and private health facilities in Queensland and Melbourne across a number of cancer streams and relocated to Sydney for her position in head and neck cancer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in 2017.
In her role at Lifehouse, Jacqueline works closely with the head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team, providing medical nutrition therapy for patient’s pre-treatment, during treatment and post-treatment. Additionally, Jacqueline is involved in the nutrition care of many other patient groups throughout their treatment at Lifehouse.
Jacqueline is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia and is actively involved in a number of cancer interest and support groups. She has been involved in cancer research, having co-authored two papers which have been published in nutrition journals, and she was selected to present her research abstract on Vitamin D and Cancer at an international conference.
Jacqueline is passionate about working in the area of oncology and implementing current and emerging evidence into practice.