I have a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy through Endeavour College of Natural Health, and have been in practice since 2009. I began my career with HealthWise Clinic, a large acupuncture and naturopathy clinic in Brisbane’s CBD. Several years ago I relocated to Sydney with my husband and joined the team at Sydney Integrative Medicine, a collaborative clinical environment where I worked alongside medical and allied health colleagues. I took maternity leave following the birth of my daughter, after which I resumed practice from Sydney Integrative Medicine’s Double Bay clinic. I closed my books in 2016, in order to focus on several projects scheduled for the busy year, and years, ahead. This has included the development and roll out of an in-home naturopathic health program, a passion project of mine, which is launching at the start of 2017. I also took time out to focus on postgraduate study, as I am currently completing an Acupuncture Masters program with RMIT. My background prior to health was in the arts: as a performer, researcher and wannabe professional clown. My first qualification was a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland, majoring in Drama and Russian. I know, SO useful. Fun though; and helped to furnish my understanding of communication, human behaviour and health. Outside of practice, I’m involved in industry education: teaching natural medicine students and previously presenting courses for midwives, nurses and lactation consultants on naturopathic pregnancy and postpartum care. I have also worked with community and corporate healthcare programs, including appearing at fun events such as the Woodford Folk Festival. I occasionally write for media publications on the topics of health and wellbeing, but most of my more recent published work is in academic health journals and clinical texts. I also blog here, some times more regularly than others. In clinic I focus on optimising day-to-day living through diet, lifestyle and herbal therapy. I hold a particular interest in working with the health of women, new parents and families; as I am passionate about creating healthy foundations for our next generation. However, I love working with people from all walks of life, helping to institute changes that can become life-long health habits.
Bachelor of Arts (UQ) Bachelor of Health Science (Endeavour) Masters of Health Science [current] (RMIT)