Experienced dietitian with expertise in paediatric and gerontology nutrition, dietary assessment, longitudinal studies, dietetics and public health nutrition. A lead author for the Ministry of Health background papers for the Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Infants and Toddlers (2008) and Healthy Older people (2009). Expert reviewer of nutrients (protein, AMDR) for the NHMRC Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand (2005). Member of the NZ Dietitians Board since 2007 and Associate Editor of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2005. Awarded research funding from the Health Research Council, the Ministry of Health and the National Heart Foundation.