DECCAN founder, Dietitian
Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has a special interest in providing evidence based care to patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and coeliac disease.
Alice is the Senior Academic Dietitian in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Translational Research Group at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and holds an adjunct clinical position as a gastroenterology-surgical dietitian and is director of her private practice Mindful Eating Habits.
Catherine is a NZ registered dietitian working in Christchurch. She graduated in 2003, worked in various clinical roles in Christchurch and the United Arab Emirates before undertaking a Master of Science and then a PhD through the University of Otago (Christchurch).
Stella is Clinical Dietitian working at the Northern Hospital for the past 7 years across a variety of workloads and currently working in inpatient Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI surgery units.
Vivian is a Dietitian with experience in a number of clinical areas and environments including acute, subacute, community health, private practice, aged care and sports dietetics.
Charlene is a IBD dietitian located in Subiaco, WA, Specialised Nutrition Care. She is currently doing her PhD looking at dietary interventions in ulcerative colitis as an adjunct therapy to medications.
Liz Purcell is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with more than 20 years’
experience. Throughout her career, Liz has developed extensive clinical expertise in a
range of practice domains and across the continuum of care but harbors a particular
interest and has advanced clinical knowledge in Gastroenterology - specifically Inflammatory Bowel Disease - and Intensive Care nutrition.
Simone is a widely experienced clinical dietitian who has been qualified for over 17 years. She has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australian Tertiary hospital systems, the community and outpatient settings. Her areas of interest and expertise include Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and UC), Gastroenterology (including Coeliac disease and functional gut disorders), Gastro-Surgery, Liver Disease, Cancer care and Nutrition Support. In previous positions Simone has been clinical educator and lectured at University Level.
Alexandra is an APD with 10 years clinical experience. Alexandra has a keen interest in the area of gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and hepatology. Alexandra has previously worked as a clinical dietitian at various hospitals in Brisbane and Hobart.
Daniel So is a research dietitian at the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University. He studied dietetics at Bond University and completed his doctorate at Monash. His research focuses predominantly on IBS, dietary fibres and dietary trials, and is hoping to branch out into the IBD world
Dr Emma Halmos is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with extensive clinical and research experience in the field of gastroenterology that has had an impact both in academia and the community.
Kirsty Le Ray
irsty Leray is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 10 years of dietetic experience. Kirsty has developed extensive clinical experience in the food allergy & food intolerance space, with a particular interest in IBS and IBD. She has recently taken on the role of IBD Dietitian at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, and also runs her own private practice in Annadale Sydney.
Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 10 years experience working as a dietitian. She has been working with clients with IBD for the past 7 years in Australia and Canada.
Nisha Thacker is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a diverse nutrition and dietetic experience. Having lived in India, Toronto and Australia has made her strongly believe in the adage “You are what you eat”. The fact that food assumes significance in all cultures has been reiterated time and again in all her experiences. To better understand the fascinating relationship between food, nutrients, dietary pattern, gut bacteria and gastrointestinal health in children, Nisha is now undertaking PhD at University of Newcastle.
Stef is a grade 1 dietitian at Footscray Hospital (Western Health). She has worked across a variety of inpatient units including gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and upper GI surgery. Stef is also the IBD dietitian, independently managing the outpatient service at Western Health. She has a strong interest in exclusive enteral nutrition and its role in managing patients with Crohn's Disease and is currently working on creating a protocol for this as well as designing some quality improvement activities to optimise its use across the organisation.
Stephanie Gilroy graduated from King’s College, University of London in 2000 with a BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has since worked in a variety of positions in both the UK and Australia.