As an experienced Dietitian and Nutrition Coach, I strive to provide a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable sharing their story with me. Regardless of background, every person deserves to be respected and receive a dietetic consultation free of judgement. My purpose is to work with my clients to help and support them in achieving their nutrition goals.
Qualifications & Affiliations
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Accredited Sports Dietitian (AccSD)
Master’s Degree in Dietetic Practice (MDiet)
Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science (BAppSc)
Trained on the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS
Member of Dietitians Australia
Member of Sports Dietitians Australia
My specialities involve counselling in Sports/Exercise Nutrition, Plant-Based Diets and Digestive Health, particularly Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I am currently working as a Nutrition Coach in the health and fitness industry while also doing telehealth dietetic consultations privately and nutrition presentations/workshops for sports clubs/teams and gyms.
My recent professional background in sports and fitness includes providing nutrition services for AFL (Australian Football League) clubs including the Melbourne Football Club (AFLW), NRL (National Rugby League) Victoria clubs, and various gyms such as CrossFit boxes.
My Clinical Background
My previous clinical experience in a hospital setting includes acute, subacute and community-based environments dealing with a wide range of individuals in areas such as; Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Gastroenterology (irregular bowel habits, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Renal Disease (Chronic Kidney Disease), Oncology (Malnutrition), Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Disordered Eating.
Dietitian or nutritionist? What's the difference?
In Australia there is a distinction made between dietitians and nutritionists.
A nutritionist may be a tertiary qualified nutrition professional that has the expertise to provide a range of evidence based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. It’s important to note that the term ‘nutritionist’ is not regulated. Therefore, this title may be used by dietitians, nutrition scientists and nutrition graduates – and also those with very limited qualifications in nutrition.
Dietitians are also qualified to provide this range of evidence based nutrition services, but in addition, dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management. A dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.