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Qualifications:

MASTER OF SCIENCE (NUTRITION AND DIETETICS) – University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Science Degree – University of Western Australia

Sports Dietitians Course – Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Other Qualifications:

Teacher’s Diploma – Pianoforte – Trinity College of Music, London

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • DIETITIANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (DAA)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN)
  • Member of the Cardiology, Diabetes, Obesity, Oncology, Public Health, Private Practice and Corporate Special Interest Groups of DAA
  • International Member of the ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
  • Member of the ‘Dietitians in Business and Communication’, ‘Diabetes Care and Education’, ‘Nutrition Entrepreneurs’, ‘Food and Culinary Professionals’ and ‘Weight Management’ Interest Groups of the ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
  • Member of The Omega-3 Centre
  • Member of The Australian Society of Authors
  • Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London (ATCL)

Awards: Woodhill Prize for Excellence in Research (awarded by the Dietitians Association of Australia)

Experience:

  • Private Practice (2003–present)
  • Chronic Disease Rehab Dietitian (Heart Failure & Pulmonary Disease) – Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Dietitian – Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Clinical Dietitian – Gosford Hospital & Central Coast Health
  • Diabetes Dietitian – Gosford Hospital & Central Coast Health
  • Clinical Dietitian – Westmead Hospital
  • Health Promotion Consultant – Nepean Hospital & Nepean Health
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