My background includes naturopathic nutrition, clinical and research nutrition/dietetics. I have been an accredited practising dietitian in the area of obesity-related metabolic dysregulation for the last 7 years. My PhD thesis investigated the role of resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes- therefore also in red wine- in the management of insulin resistance, hepatic steatosis, systemic inflammation, antioxidant capacity, oxidative stress, and in target gene expression, in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I currently lecture in nutrition science in the nutrition and dietetics program at the University of Queensland. My research interests include the nutrient-gene relationship in the context of health and disease, brown adipose tissue recruitment and activation, diet induced thermogenesis in the management of obesity, the genetic characterisation of individuals following exclusive diets, and nutritional epigenetics during pregnancy in indigenous populations.