Dr. Daphne Lordly, DEd., MAHE, PDt

Evaristus 313
Phone: 902-457-6259
Fax: 902-457-6134

Teaching Areas

Introduction to the Profession (NUTR 1010)
Elements of Professional Practice (NUTR 4444)
Nutrition Education (GAHN 6607)

Research and Professional Interests


I am a registered dietitian with the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA) and a member of Dietitians of Canada (DC). My contributions to both of these organizations have been acknowledged with a NSDA Honorary Lifetime Membership (2012) and a DC Fellow (FDC) Award (2013). I am a long-standing member of the Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research Editorial Board and was honored in 2014 with a cover recognizing most articles published in the past 10 years. These articles were a combination of individual and collaborative practice-based research and articles co-authored with students (masters, honours or independent study). My particular areas of interest are dietetic education and the socialization of dietetic students and practitioners, with an interest in how gender is implicated in these processes. I have been actively involved in the establishment of a bridging process for Internationally Educated Dietitians (IEDs). Related to this is longstanding interest in prior learning assessment and recognition and what counts as professional knowledge. I find both arts-informed research and pedagogy as ways in which dietetic knowledge production and understandings can be enhanced.

Selected Scholarly Works


Refereed Publications

Ruhl, J., Lordly D. University students harvesting the benefits of a garden laboratory. Can J Diet Pract Res (in press).

Bessey M, Brady J, Lordly D & Leighteizer V. (2020) “This is what you’re supposed to do”: weight stigma in dietetics education, Fat Studies, DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2020.1859078

Fraser K., Brady J., Lordly D . (2020)“It was like magic”: Relationships supporting compassion, creativity, and sense of coherence in nutrition students. Can J Diet Pract Res https://doi.org/ 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-032

Pabani N., Williams P., Lordly D., Knezevic I. Learning with photo and photos about learning: Portrayals of student engagement with food security research epub June 2020 Can J Diet Pract Res.

Fraser K., Brady J., Lordly D., Taking social justice to another stage: How does poetry promote emancipatory heath narratives. J Crit Diet Vol 4, Issue 2 (2019).

Bessey M., Lordly D. Weight inclusive practice: Shifting the focus from weight to social justice. Can J Diet Pract Res. Nov 2019.

Joy P., Gheller B., Lordly D. Men who are dietitians: Deconstructing gender within the profession to inform recruitment epub May 2019 Can J Diet Pract Res.

Gheller B., Joy P., & Lordly D. A qualitative study exploring the experience of the male dietitian from student to professional, Can J Diet Pract Res, 2018, 79(2): 55-59.

Ruhl, J., Lordly D. The nature of competition in dietetics education: A narrative review., epub March 2017 Can J Diet Pract Res.

Fox A., Gillis D., Anderson B., Lordly D. Stronger together: Use of storytelling at a dietetics conference to promote professional collaboration. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2017 Mar 25;78(1):32-36.

Carlsson L., Williams P., Hayes J., Lordly D. Callaghan E. School gardens: Cultivating food security in Nova Scotia’s public schools. Can J Diet Pract Res, 2016 Feb 26:1-6.

Lordly D. A Reflection on the international student and the politics of a Canadian education. J Crit Diet, Vol 3, No 2 (2016) Cultural Embodiments.

Lordly D. The trusted expert as an ideological code: The social organization of dietetic knowledge. J Crit Diet. Vol 3, No 1 (2016).

Gheller B., Lordly D. Males in dietetics; What can be learned from the nursing profession? Can J Diet Pract Res, 2015, 76(4).

Petrovic S., Lordly D., Brigham S., Delaney M. Learning to listen: An analysis of applying the listening guide to reflection papers. Int J Qual Meth 2015 14(5).

McIver H., Lordly D. A review of eating disorders and disordered eating amongst nutrition students and dietetic professional. Can J Diet Pract Res Vol. 76, No. 1, 2015.

Coughlin R., Lordly D. Exploring the meanings that dietitians associate with their role of mother and dietitian and how they translate into child feeding practices. Can J Diet Pract Res Vol. 76, No. 1, 2015.