I have worked as a Registered Dietitian for 11 years, in a variety of settings – hospital, aged care, community and private practice. I have worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. This has given me a rich experience learning about the nutrition of people of many ages, stages of life and cultures.
For the last 5 years I have worked as a Clinical Dietitian for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. Based at Tauranga Hospital, I work with people going through health issues such as gastrointestinal surgery, gastrointestinal disorders and those needing intensive care.
Nutrition Science is a relatively new, rapidly evolving science. We are constantly learning new information about the effect of food and nutrition on human health. As a Dietitian I know how to research, question and interpret this science. Its up to me to translate the science jargon into a language that you can understand and use to benefit your nutrition and health.
I understand that eating and drinking is not just about nutrition. It is a major part of socialising, showing that you care, community, religion, pleasure and culture. It’s important that I don’t just tell you what to eat. I’ll listen as you talk about what is important to you and we’ll make sure that your nutrition is going to suit you. Respecting your unique story while we explore your nutrition.
University of Otago 2004-2009
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science
New Zealand Registered Dietitian
Current Annual Practising Certificate
Member of Dietitians NZ