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Associate Professor, Deakin University

As an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, I have spent the majority of my career in the university teaching and research environment. The academic role in nutrition and dietetics includes teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition courses in subject areas of nutritional physiology, nutritional biochemistry, diet and disease, sports nutrition and research methodology. A major theme of my research has centred on clinical nutrition research and the role that nutrition plays in the management of chronic disease states.

I love to communicate important nutrition messages to the public in plain and simple language. I write for many consumer publications, speak regularly on many nutrition topics to the general public and am active in providing information and comment to many media organisations. In the last year.


  • 2018–present
    Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, Bond University
  • 2001–2017
    Associate Professor, Deakin University
  • 2000–2001
    Clinical Dietitian, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 2000–2001
    Clinical Dietitian, Austin Health


  • 1999 
    University of Sydney, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1995 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1990 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Nutrition And Dietetics (1111)
  • Clinical And Sports Nutrition (111101)