Hi all! My name’s Ellie and I am Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian. I grew up in the country town of Orange, and since moving to Wollongong to study at the university I have stayed put (with a big love for the east coast of Australia).
A little bit like Nicola – I wasn’t sure I wanted to study nutrition until I started uni (I did half a year of environmental science), but I think I partly knew I wanted to study nutrition all along. I have always loved science, learning about the workings of the human body and good food.
I love working in private practice, as it gives me the opportunity to get to know people, and make a meaningful difference to their lives! While I enjoy working with various people and conditions, I have a particular love for sports nutrition and gut health, both of which are such interesting and exciting areas of development in the nutrition field. I am also big for sustainability in our food system, and enjoy learning more about what we can do to reduce our food-related footprint.
Experience wise – I also work clinically in a South Coast hospital, and had the pleasure of being a dietitian intern for the GWS Giants in 2018. In my free time, I love being outdoors, long walks, surfing (attempting) and eating out (too much).