Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, Edith Cowan University

Overall, I've had thirty-five years as a career academic, starting off teaching physiology/biochemistry to allied health students in Melbourne before moving to Perth in 1987. For the past 20 years, I've been teaching clinical pharmacology to nurses before developing units of study in a forensic program, teaching autopsy techniques & forensic pharmacology. Five years ago, I moved into Dietetics, where I now teach and research while maintaining private practice/clinical work at weekends. My specialty dietetic areas are diabetes/obesity/cardiac disease. My research has been eclectic, starting off at a cellular level looking at muscle function in inherited dieseaes such as muscular dystrophy and related myopathies, before moving into metabolism and diet in diabetes. I am presently interested in the epigenetics surrounding childhood obesity.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, Edith Cowan University