I have a true passion for food, nutrition therapy and health education. My mission is to share this passion for healthy eating and to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and organisations through effective, integrative, evidence based and realistic approaches to achieving optimum nutrition.
I am always amazed at the power of nutrition. I’d love others to be amazed too!
I have nearly twenty five years’ experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Here are 20 things I’ve learned in those twenty years .
Currently, I work exclusively as a private consultant with AM Dietetics.
I’ve had quite a journey to get here.
My Dietetic career has been International; in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, I worked in a wide and varied range of positions throughout Queensland; (and in New South Wales with a position in Tweed Heads, just a step across the border!). These positions included Hospital/clinical roles in both Brisbane and in Rural Areas, work in Private Practice, Teaching (TAFE), Health Promotion and Workplace Health, (the Heart Foundation). I also worked for a year as a clinical trainer with Griffith University and the Mater Health Services.
These years gave me the opportunity to build my specialist skills in so many different areas of Dietetics!
In 1999, I was successful in obtaining a position as Senior Community Dietitian in the United Kingdom and made the move, not to London which seems the traditional route for Aussie Dietitians, but to the North West of England to the beautiful Wirral peninsular, just a “Ferry ride across the Mersey” to Liverpool. I have spent over 13 years here, moving on to other roles – as Chief/Advanced practitioner in Diabetes at Aintree Hospital/Walton Diabetes Centre- Liverpool and then as a University Lecturer where I was Programme Leader MSc Diabetes Management, Programme Leader in Human Nutrition and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chester.
During my time in the United Kingdom, I have also been a programme development group member for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) development of diabetes guidelines and a British Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson.
I now work solely as a freelance/private consultant Dietitian with AM Dietetics.
I have a love for helping people find their best way to healthy eating, for Dietetic Practice and for Nutrition Communications in the form of print, social media and presenting.
I have appeared in articles in Weight Watcher’s Magazine, The Daily Mail Newspaper and on BBC Breakfast Radio. I have written for health blogs and magazines, such as Dental Hygiene and Therapy Magazine (UK). I was also invited to Lecture at King’s College/University London 2012, and more recently for the British Dietetic Association (2016), where I spoke on Dietitians and Social Media and have worked on health projects with Nestle, Pfizer and Merck Sanofi.
*Check out my services page for my areas of interest and to see if I can do anything to help you or your organisation.
The qualifications and memberships bit (so you know I’m the real thing):
My qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Science Degree (majoring in Anatomy and Physiology) -University of Queensland
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Australian Catholic University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (June 1994) – Queensland University of Technology
- Masters of Science Modules completed (2012) – Diabetes Science, Research Methods and Data Analysis- University of Chester, UK
- Paediatric Nutrition, Monash University (2016)
Memberships and Registrations:
- Registered Dietitian UK (HCPC) DT 7057
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian Aus (APD)
- Accredited Nutritionist
- Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia
- Member of the British Dietetic Association
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy