About Me

I am an accredited practising dietitian who graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. I met my fellow co-director of Diet Solutions, Michelle Holt, whilst studying and here we are, nearly 20 years later. Whilst I am no longer taking on new clients, I am active in mentoring the Diet Solutions team members.

Adaptable. Efficient. Considerate. Loyal.

My Past Experience

After graduating, I spent the following five years working as a clinical dietitian in various metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and 12 months in the UK. This included experience in oncology, renal, gastroenterology, nutrition support and cardiac units.

On my return to Australia I commenced my PhD at Monash University, Box Hill Hospital, with scholarship support from the Menzies Foundation. My thesis, entitled “The Role of FODMAPs in Gastrointestinal Disorders”, examined dietary triggers for gastrointestinal conditions.

The specialists that I worked alongside during my research were desperate for effective, dietary strategies for their clients, many of whom had experienced gastrointestinal symptoms on a long term basis. As a result, Diet Solutions was established in 2006.

Other things I've done

  • joined TLRT Foods as a cofounder - an app designed to help people with food allergies and intolerances, dine out (2018 - ongoing)
  • lecturer and research dietitian at Monash University (2006 - 2016)
  • worked within the Monash University FODMAP Research Team (2006 - 2016)
  • successfully completed the  ‘Monash University low FODMAP diet for IBS’ course (2018)
  • presented my research throughout Australia and overseas (2006 - ongoing)
  • corporate engagements including CCA (Crohn’s and Colitis Australia), Nestle Health Sciences and Yakult Australia

Medical journal articles

Awards

  • GESA Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award
  • Nutrition Society of Australia & New Zealand best oral presentation award
  • AuSPEN David Russell Clinical Research Award
  • Eastern Health research week best oral presentation award

Specialises in

  • mentoring
  • research
  • gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance

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