I am fascinated by the many knowns and many unknowns in the field of nutrition and its impact on health. I am passionate about conducting research that directly translate to improve outcomes for my clients, and vice versa aim to identify research questions through my clinical work.
Thoughtful. Positive. Academic. Organised
I graduated from Deakin University in 2008 and subsequently worked in a range of clinical dietetic roles including rural, metropolitan clinical (St Vincent’s Hospital), community health and private practice. I first joined the wonderful team at Diet Solutions in 2010.
After working as a dietitian for 4 years I decided to start my PhD and joined the research team at the Department of Gastroenterology, Monash university, based at the Alfred Hospital. My PhD was entitled “Adjunct therapy to the low FODMAP dietary approach for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”. Throughout my PhD I continued to work at Diet Solutions and St Vincent’s hospital.
Following my PhD I was fortunate to move to Kingston, Canada and conduct a 2-yearpost-doctoral fellowship at the Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit at Queen’s University. During this time I was able to conduct a number of research studies that looked mechanistically at the role of diet in gastrointestinal conditions and practically at the translation of dietary interventions in practice.
I am now a Lecturer at the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University. My research focuses on nutrition intervention in patients with gastrointestinal conditions and food intolerance.