Clinical Coordinator, Professional Practice (Stage) in Dietetics
BSc, Dietetics; MEd, Educational Psychology; PhD, Instructional Psychology (McGill University).
Awards and Recognitions
2012 Grant: Fonds des services aux collectivitiés, Ministère de l’Education, de Loisir et du Sport. Partenariat pour mettre fin à la faim. (with K. Koski, C. Begg, L. J. Starkey, M. Hendrickson-Nelson)
1998 Grant: Fonds de recherche Québec. Learning Opportunities in Pre-service Dietetics Practice.
1993 CFSEA Food Executive of the Year Award (sponsored by Maple Leaf Food Service).
Dietitians of Canada.
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.
Committees and Contributions
McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition Committee on Graduate Students;
McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition Teaching Assistants Committee;
McGill Health Service Advisory Board;
Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice.
Dr. Rose works with members of the McGill Dietetics Stage Program (other Clinical Coordinators, dietitians in the field, and the dietetics students themselves), at the undergraduate and graduate level, to foster professional competency development. Through McGill’s program, students develop the skills required to practice in the fields community nutrition, clinical nutrition, and foodservice systems management. A significant part of Dr. Rose’s work has been preparing and animating workshops for preceptors on fostering professional development in our dietetics students. In recent years, a particular focus has been identifying and developing opportunities for international internships in the Caribbean and Africa as well as closer, but equally rewarding experiences, in Northern Ontario and Quebec. Dr. Rose’s doctoral research was about interns’ and preceptors’ perceptions of the Competencies for Entry-Level Practice of Dietitians of Canada and the opportunities available to develop those competencies. More recently, together with Dr. Hugues Plourde, Dr. Rose has supervised a pilot study looking at the nutrition beliefs and behaviours of university students, starting with our own dietetics students. The hope is to eventually look at changes over time, such as on entry to and exit from our B.Sc. dietetics program and this research may be expanded to include and compare students in other majors. Through supervising students in the M.Sc. Applied program (project and practicum), Dr. Rose is involved in: projects for Practice Evidence-based Nutrition (PEN); projects related to food security, such as the evaluation of different aspects of Meals on Wheels and Good Food Box programs; development of sustainable farm to table initiatives; projects related to management of diabetes care and education; and nutrition education for First Nations communities.
NOTE: Former surname "Lucas"
Rose, M. (2011) Fostering professional development, as a preceptor of dietetics students. A workshop. School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University. Oct 16, 2011: Montreal General Hospital. Oct 18, 2011: Royal Victoria Hospital, Nov 16, 2011: Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.
Rose, M, McAlpine, L, Srychar, I. (2005) "Learning Opportunity and Preparedness for Practice: Perceptions from Dietetics Programs in Canada." Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 66(4), pp. 221-228.
Rose-Lucas, M. (May 2001) Perceived Competencies of graduating dietitians in Canada (1999): Depth and breadth of learning opportunity and preparedness for practice. Doctoral thesis.
Rose-Lucas, M. "Perceived competencies of graduating dietitians in Canada (1999): Depth and breadth of learning opportunity and preparedness for practice. (Oral presentation)" Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Event. Winnipeg, AB. June 9, 2001.
Rose-Lucas, M. (2001). "Three-way learning: Suggestions for dietitians working with interns." Practice: Exploring Member’s Practice Issues, Dietitians of Canada, 01(16), p.6.
Lucas, M., Jacobs Starkey, L. (2000) "Fostering professional development in dietetics: A workshop." Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 61(1), pp. 18-23.
Lucas, M. On-line discussion: First steps. Panellist and facilitator of a hands-on session. McGill University Centre for University Teaching and Learning. Jan 27, 1999.
Jacobs Starkey, L., Lucas, M., Ploude, H. Expanding Dietetics practice (Internship) Opportunities through Distance Education. A poster presentation at Food and Nutrition Beyond Borders II: A joint conference of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada. June 10-13, 1999. Vancouver, BC.
Lucas, M. Facilitation: "Focusing on the learner." Air Canada Customer Service Trainers Conference. St Sauveur, QC. Aug 18, 1998.
Lucas, M., Armour, B. "Mentoring; The key to a strong professional future." Dietitians of Canada Practice and Research Event. Wolfville, NS. June 13, 1998.
Lucas, M. (1998). "Book review: Health promotion ideas that work: 84 proven activities for the workplace by E Glaros." Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 60(2), p. 112.
Lucas, M. (1998) "Mentor and mentee: Two sides of one valuable coin. Practice: A Practice Update Publication for Dietitians of Canada, 98(2), p.7.
Lucas, M., Davies, S., Cochrane, L. (1997) "Action-based Research: the Impact on Health Practice of a Master’s Program in Adult Education." Proceedings from Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries. Standing conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. University of London, Surrey, England.
Rose-Lucas, M. "Fostering professional development in students and others. A one day workshop." School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University. Twenty-eight workshops given across Canada (1996 - 2003).
Davies, S., McAlpine, L., Cochrane, L., Pominville, A., Healey, E., Lucas, M., Posel, N. (1996). "Action-Based Research: A Symposium on the Impact of a M.Ed., Program in Adult Education on Health Practice. Proceedings from Rethinking Education, Training, and Employment." June, Winnipeg. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education.
McAlpine, L., Frew, E., Lucas, M. (1991). "Mechanisms for Helping "Becoming" Practitioners Develop Professionals' Ways of Knowing." Proceedings from Professionals' Ways of Knowing and the Implications for Continuing Professional Education. Pre-Conference, Montreal, QC.
Lucas, M. (Spr 1991). "Eating on the wild side." Macdonald Journal, p. 19.
Lucas, M. (Aut 1991). "Eating trends: Through the 80s and into the 90s." Macdonald Journal, p. 19.