All our highly qualified nutrition course presenters have industry experience to provide evidence-based nutrition information that you can trust
OAM, PhD, APD, FACSM
Dr Louise Burke has 35 years of experience as a Sports Dietitian, including the last 27 years as the Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS. Louise has been awarded the Medal of Order of Australia for services to Sports Nutrition, she is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Louise has written a number of textbooks on Sports Nutrition, and has nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications. She has a Chair in Sports Nutrition for the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University.
MSc, PG Dip Diet (Dist.), BCApSc, BPhEd, AccSD, NZRD
Rachel Scrivin is the director of Megabite, this amazing Online Nutrition Education website with courses for Dietitians and Nutritionists seeking current evidence-based nutrition research for continuing professional development, as well as for athletes and the general public to improve their nutrition knowledge. Rachel has over 20 years of experience in Clinical Dietetics (NZ, UK and UAE), Private Practice and Government. She is a regular Sports Nutrition presenter for Sports Medicine conferences in the Middle East/ Gulf region.
PhD, MHSc, BSc (Med) Hons. Nutr&Diet, NZRD
Dr Caryn Zinn is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand where her research work focuses on the application of the whole food, carbohydrate-restricted, higher healthy fat (LCHF) dietary approach on both metabolic health and sports performance. Alongside academia, Caryn has 20 years of clinical practice experience. She manages a holistic nutrition clinic where she, applies the whole-food approach to address a wide range of clients’ health needs and goals.
MSc (cand.), BSc (Nutr.Hons), BSc (ExSS), APD, ASD, AEP
Gabrielle has a private practice called 'Changing Shape' based in Sydney and her passion is helping people lose weight, and manage chronic disease by regaining their health through proper nutrition and exercise. Her areas of specialty include adult and childhood obesity and metabolic disease management, eating disorders, sports nutrition, body image and health promotion. She is the author of the health and wellness book 'The Perfect Juice'.
PhD, MSc, PG Dip Diet, BSc, NZRD, AdvSD
Dr Kirsty Fairbairn has been Consultant Sports Dietitian for the Manly Sea Eagles NRL Squad, the Highlanders Super Rugby Squad and Head of Sports Nutrition at the Singapore Sports Institute. She continues to work with Singapore’s Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer Joseph Schooling. Alongside her sports nutrition career, Kirsty has also worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Otago.
APD, AdvSD, B(Nutr&Diet), Dip(SpNutr)
Alicia runs her own company, Compeat Nutrition. Her sports Nutrition expertise is focused upon daily training adaptations and endurance event performance. She has recently started working with the the Newcastle United Jets Football Squad (A-League). Previously, she worked at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra (2013-2015), where she was the consultant Dietitian to the Australian Para-triathlon team, Brumbies Rugby, FFA Development Squad (Joeys) and the Australian Indoor Volleyball Squad.
APD, AccSD, MPH, B(Nutr&Diet)
Chloe McLeod runs ‘The FODMAP Challenge’, which is an online program to help individuals manage their triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Chloe is based in Sydney and sees clients privately, consults to businesses and regularly provides expert comment, interviews and articles to a number of media outlets. She is also a Sports Dietitian’s Australia Board Member.
NZRD, PG Dip Diet, BSc
Kath has over 10 years’ experience in elite sport. She is currently a Senior Performance Nutritionist at High Performance Sport New Zealand and is the lead nutrition provider for NZ Women's Hockey and NZ Paralympics. Kath was appointed Preparation & Recovery Manager for the NZ Paralympic team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Kath also enjoys the governance side of nutrition and dietetics and was the President of Dietitians NZ for two years.
PhD, MSc, Dip Nutr & Diet, BSc, APD, AdvSD
Dr. Gary Slater has been working in elite sport since 1996. He currently splits his time between coordinating a Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition at the University of the Sunshine Coast and his role as National Performance Nutrition Coordinator for the Australian Rugby Union. He also consults to professional teams, including the Queensland Reds and Queensland Academy of Sport, and an array of individual elite & recreational athletes. Gary is an International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) level 3 instructor and Australian New Zealand Bone Mineral Society (ANZBMS) clinical densitometry technician.
M(Nutr&Diet), BAppSc, AccSD, APD, ESSA, Level 1 Anthorpometrist
Angie works extensively in the arena of competitive natural body sculpting and sports nutrition prescription for plant-based athletes. In the last 12 years of professional practice, she has complimented a multitude of sports at many levels with nutrition prescriptions. Her drive has become about increasing awareness of the undisputed benefits of plant-based whole food, and how to create delicious meals that also support optimal longevity and a healthier planet.
PG Dip Diet, BCApSc, AccSD, APD, NZRD
Rachel has extensive experience working with athletes from grassroots/emerging youth to elite professionals. She has worked full time with a professional sports team for 2 seasons and prior to that with some of the highest internationally and nationally rated rugby union, netball and soccer players. She has worked with professional,pre-elite and academy groups.
M(Nutr&Diet), BSc(Hons Ex Phys), BA, APD, AccSD
As a food lover, nutritionist and eating coach, Joanna is passionately devoted to holistic nourishment. With a background in exercise physiology, she is able to balance appropriate eating with exercise that suits everyone. Joanna has dispelled myths and provided nutrition information to a diverse range of organisations from corporate groups including Telstra, NAB, Hall & Willcox and Cotton On Group, to elite sporting clubs such as Melbourne Football Club (AFL), Melbourne Storm (NRL) and Tennis Australia.
MSc, BSc (Nutr.&Diet), COP (Adv.Sp.Nutr)
Emily worked as a Dietitian for many years before she stumbled into adventure racing which ultimately led her to NZ for the Coast to Coast World MultiSport Championships in 2004. She then started Em’s Power Cookies, a business driven by her long-time passion for delicious energy food. Emily won three Coast to Coast titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Emily is a sought after public speaker and is a Buller District Councillor.
PhD (candidate), MDiet, BSc, NZRD
Dave is currently completing his PhD investigating "The Effects of Acute and Chronic Ketogenic Diets on Immunity, Symptomology and Performance in Endurance Athletes" with the Auckland University of Technology. Dave is the Performance Dietitian for the Blues Super Rugby Team and Auckland Rugby Union and he also has a private practice contracting to local and nationwide businesses and corporations, to provide face to face consults, menu development, educational seminars and workshops.
M(Nutr&Diet), BAppSc, AdvSD, APD
Sally has worked with Olympians, World Champions, and National scholarship athletes from Diving, Rowing, Tennis Australia, Triathlon, Cycling and Athletics Queensland. Sally is an athlete herself, she started with competitive rowing and progressed to endurance running and triathlon. Sally is the director/owner of Apple to Zucchini, a private practice specialising in Sports Nutrition, and is also a Level 1 Rowing Coach.
PG Dip Diet, BCApSc, NZRD
Anna has 17 years’ experience in all life-stage nutrition (infants through to older adults), and is passionate about helping people to understand that healthy eating and better health can be easy. Anna has a special interest in paediatric allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, and sees patients in a range of ages from infants to older adults with a wide range of nutritional needs, including those with complex medical issues.
M(Nutr&Diet), BSc, AccSD, APD
Georgia has been involved in many areas of nutrition in private practice and industry including infant nutrition, women’s health, food quality and safety, mental health and fitness. Georgia has been a guest speaker for Multiple Sclerosis Australia and has also completed and presented her research in childhood allergies. She has a special interest in sports nutrition, food allergies & intolerance's, and GI/esophageal conditions such as Diverticular disease, GORD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
MDiet, BHSc (Hons), BExSci, AccSD, APD
As an Exercise Scientist, Andrew appreciates the physiological complexities of conditioning and recovery and always strives to implement scientific principles in his practice. On a daily basis, Andrew gives real-world advice to a range of individuals who are seeking improved performance through diet. Over the years, Andrew has worked with national representatives from a range of sports (softball, athletics, gymnastics, weightlifting, swimming and rowing). He now consults with the Brisbane Bullets NBL side and has also worked with the Gold Coast Suns (Australian Football League) and Cricket Australia.
MSc, BAppSc (Hons)
Hannah Gentle has spent two years in Rome, Italy working as a Research Fellow for Bioversity International on the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) Project. She is the founding director of Myfoodformula and the Nutritionist for Kinematics Health and Performance clinics in Melbourne, Australia. Hannah has a passion for nutrition education and informing people about biodiverse foods, and plans to build school curricula on the topic to educate NZ and Australian students about how to eat more nutritious, sustainable diets.
BCApSc, BCom, PGDipDiet, NZRD
In 2008 Angela established her private practice and
nutrition consultancy business, ABC Nutrition. ABC Nutrition offers a range of
services including nutrition consultations (both privately and with ACC clients
in the community), seminars, menu audits and providing nutrition support to
various businesses and organisations, with the aim of making good nutrition
easy and uncomplicated. In addition to managing ABC Nutrition, Angela has
worked with the Heart Foundation (2015 - 2017), where she used her skills to
help shape the Foundation's nutrition messaging.
MDiet, BHsc, Level 1 Anthropometrist
A nationally recognised preferred provider in Australian rowing since 2014, she has an expertise in helping lightweight rowers to make weight safely and easily. In addition to her private practice work, she is a guest lecturer in sports nutrition at QUT and is contracted to clubs and schools to implement nutrition programs.