All our highly qualified presenters have industry experience to provide high quality, evidence-based nutrition information that you can trust
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. In addition to leading the team’s research and education outputs, she continues a hands-on role with Athletics and Road Cycling.
Louise has written a number of textbooks and lay books on Sports Nutrition, as well as nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Louise has a Chair in Sports Nutrition for the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University.
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.
Rachel Scrivin is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian, with a Masters in Human Nutrition, Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and degrees in Consumer and Applied Science and Physical Education.
She is a director of Megabite, an 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. She is a competitive squash player and qualified Les Mills fitness instructor (Body Balance).
Dr Caryn Zinn is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian and a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand.
Her research work at the AUT Human Potential Centre 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, alongside her team of nutritionists and dietitians, applies the whole-food approach to address a wide range of clients’ health needs and goals.
Dr Kirsty Fairbairn completed her Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate and MSc at the University of Otago (Dunedin, NZ), and her PhD degree in ‘Skeletal Muscle Fat Biochemistry and Physiology’ at the University of Sydney.
Kirsty 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. Recently she has also joined the All Blacks as support to their full-time Sports Dietitian.
Alongside her sports nutrition career, Kirsty has also worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Otago, with research interests in ectopic fat distribution in the body and how that impacts health, as well as nutrition strategies to improve health and the training and competition performances of athletes.
Gabrielle is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist who has a private practice called 'Changing Shape' based in Sydney.
Gabrielle’s 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.
Gabrielle is the author of the health and wellness book 'The Perfect Juice'. She has appeared on TV and radio, and made contributions to local and national newspapers across Australia.
Alicia is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
Alicia runs her own company, Compeat Nutrition, and has extensive experience in Sports Nutrition. Her expertise is focused upon daily training adaptations, endurance event performance and achieving performance goals while still optimising health, well-being and energy. More recently, she has combined her work with individual athletes with a servicing contract to the Newcastle United Jets Football Squad (A-League).
Alicia's professional experience extends to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra (2013-2015), where she worked with the best in the business for almost 3 years. During this time, she was the consultant Dietitian to the Australian Paratriathlon team, Brumbies Rugby, FFA Development Squad (Joeys) and the Australian Indoor Volleyball Squad.
Chloe McLeod is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who runs ‘The FODMAP Challenge’, which is an online program to help individuals manage their triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Chloe studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Masters Degree in Public Health and is an Accredited Sports Dietitian, and a Sports Dietitian’s Australia Board Member.
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.
Kath is a NZ Registered Dietitian with over 10 years’ experience in elite sport. Starting out in private practice, she quickly became established as one of New Zealand’s leading nutrition professionals, building a successful consultancy business involving sport, corporate and public health contracts.
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.
In addition to her passion for sport and delivering in the field, Kath also enjoys the governance side of nutrition and dietetics and was the President of Dietitians NZ for two years.
Angie is an Accredited Sports Dietitian, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist and Level 1 Anthropometrist.
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.
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.
Rachel is a NZ Registered Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian and is an active member of the Dietitians Board (NZ) Continuing Competency programme, which ensures that she practices evidence-based nutrition. Her post-graduate studies have given her further opportunities to broaden her sports nutrition knowledge and abilities, as well as enhancing her research abilities.
Joanna is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian.
As a food lover, nutritionist and eating coach, Joanna is passionately devoted to holistic nourishment. Joanna’s psycho-gastronomic approach aims to empower people to find their recipe to successful living. 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.
By improving food choices through menu planning in consultation with chefs, organisations such as the Crown Casino, Doutta Galla Aged Care Services and YMCA camps have benefited from Joanna’s nutritional influence.
Emily was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has a Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition and a certificate of proficiency in Advanced Sports Nutrition.
After practicing as a Registered Dietitian in Oregon for 4 years, she left her job to travel in 2002. She stumbled into adventure racing while traveling which ultimately led her to NZ for the Coast to Coast World MultiSport Championships in 2004. She decided to stay in NZ and shortly after started Em’s Power Cookies, a business driven by her long-time passion for yummy energy food. Emily went on to win three Coast to Coast titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Emily is a sought after public speaker, participates in local theater, performs MC duties at the world’s largest adventure race (Spring Challenge), assists with the Co-Starters programme in Westport and is a Buller District Councillor.
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, providing nutrition support for elite adult and age-group rugby players.
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.
Sally is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian. She 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.
Anna has 17 years’ experience in all lifestage 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.
She has extensive experience from working at the Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards (including seven years in the Child Development Units), in the UK, and with ACC clients. Anna is highly sought after and brings an evidenced-based yet holistic approach to her practice. She also lectures at the Massey University School of Dietetics Masters Programme.
Josephine is a private practice Dietitian and Director of Nutrition and Life based in Otago. She specialises in gastroenterology, food intolerances and weight neutral non-diet approach counselling.
She has a BSc Psychology and Physiology from the University of Auckland and a PGDip Human Nutrition and Masters in Dietetics from the University of Otago. Her background in psychology peaked her interest in the ethics of recommending weight loss with the totality of evidence we have within weight science today.
Josephine brings intuitive eating to all areas of her practice including her work in bariatrics and weight management for those with long term injuries under ACC, while working within the NCP process. She would like to share her experiences using intuitive eating in a medical nutrition framework.
Georgia Fassoulidis is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian. She has completed her Masters of Human Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Sydney, her Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science at Western Sydney University.
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).
Andrew is an Accredited Sports Dietitian driven to improve the health and performance of others. As an Exercise Scientist, he 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.
Hannah Gentle completed her Sport and Exercise Nutrition Honors degree and MSc in Human Nutrition at the University of Otago (Dunedin, NZ), and spent two years in Rome, Italy working as a Research Fellow for Bioversity International on the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) Project.
The founding director of Myfoodformula and the Nutritionist for Kinematics Health and Performance clinics in Melbourne, Australia, Hannah is also currently working remotely to help construct an online e-learning course entitled “Mainstreaming Biodiversity: benefits for agriculture, nutrition and livelihoods” for the BFN Project.
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."
Angela is a NZ Registered Dietitian, Director of ABC Nutrition (a nutrition consultancy business in Auckland, NZ) and National Nutrition Advisor at the Heart Foundation. Angela believes in promoting evidence-based messages and in combating the vast amount of nutrition misinformation that is available today.
Angela holds Bachelors degrees in Consumer and Applied Science (Human Nutrition) and Commerce (Marketing Management), as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics. 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 been with the Heart Foundation since 2015 where she uses her skills to help shape the Foundation's nutrition messaging.