From an early age, I’ve always had the desire to make the world a better place, by helping people heal physically, emotionally and mentally. This passion grew when I lived in Pakistan as a child, while my parents worked as missionaries.
I’m particularly passionate and experienced in maternal and paediatric nutrition, having worked extensively with pre-natal and post-natal mothers, as well as with babies and children, specializing in child nutrition.
As the doting mother of an active toddler, I have experienced first-hand the struggles that many mothers go through when breastfeeding.
This has led to a strong desire to learn as much as I can to assist other mothers in being able to breastfeed their children confidently, and comfortably, reducing anxiety and fear about this learned skill.
I have an extensive and diverse health and nutrition background and have trained, worked and volunteered across various areas of health, sharing my knowledge and passion for women & children with the world.
I am an expert in Infant and Young Child Feeding. Following in my parents’ footsteps, I continue to work with humanitarian organisations including the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and ICRC (Red Cross). Over the last 8 years I have managed malnutrition feeding centers and running maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Albania, Cambodia and parts of Africa.
My Achievements, Registrations & Certificates include:
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Dietitians Association of Australia)
Certified Ambulance Paramedic and Industrial Paramedic (over 15 years experience as a Senior Ambulance Paramedic for St. John’s Ambulance, WA)
Trained in paediatric clinical dietetics through the Dietitians Association of Australia and Monash University
Completed training in food allergies with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Approved SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) Feeding Therapist for picky eaters and problem feeders
Breastfeeding Counsellor – I am so passionate about breastfeeding that I am furthering my studies in this area and am currently training to be an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant to better support mothers in providing optimum nutrition to their child, with a goal of taking the International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners (IBLCE) exam in the future
Masters in International Health
Post-graduate Degree in Health Science,Dietetics (Honours)
Bachelor of Health Science,Nutrition and Food Science,
Bachelor of Science, Double Major – Physiology/Anatomy & Human Biology,
Advanced Diploma, Health Science (Ambulance Pre-Hospital Care)
Worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO), ICRC (Red Cross), UNICEF and other humanitarian organisations.
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