A little about me...
I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 at Monash University and went on to attain a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Deakin University in Melbourne in 2003. Since graduating, I've had the opportunity to work in the hospital, aged care, research and private practice settings.
I practise a patient-centred approach to nutrition care and focus on the holistic nature of health of the individual, not only on one or two measurable parameters. I'm passionate about women's health and have provided face-to-face consulting at Jean Hailes for Women in East Melbourne since 2019 - a role that I thoroughly enjoy.
I also have a special interest in the dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and I'm well versed in the application of the low FODMAP three-phased diet to help improve IBS symptoms. I've recently completed the Monash University 'Low FODMAP Diet for IBS' online training course for health professionals.
I encourage my clients to have a healthy relationship with food. I promote eating a variety of wholesome foods. I don't promote weight loss diets or unnecessary restrictive eating practices. I encourage principles of mindful and intuitive eating and non-diet approaches which are weight inclusive and body positive.
I enjoy working one-on-one with clients and helping make a difference in their health and wellbeing. I love food and all the good that food can do. I love a piece of good quality chocolate! I enjoy cooking simple, nourishing meals for my family. I believe preparing healthful, nutritious food doesn't need to be complex or cost the earth.
Apart from spending time with family and friends, I enjoy being outdoors. Walking, hiking or jogging whilst listening to positive audio really uplifts me. As does having a go at watercolour painting during quiet moments.