Hi, I'm Hollie, a Perth-based Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, with a special interest in plant-based nutrition.
I have been vegan since 2010, and vegetarian for 12 years prior to that. As an ethical vegan, I am passionate about supporting people to adopt, and maintain, a healthy plant-based diet; whilst also highlighting the numerous benefits of a compassionate and low-impact lifestyle.
My goal is to provide my patients with the tools and knowledge they need to improve their current, and future, health through sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.
BSc(Nutr/HumBiol), GradDipEd(Sec), MNutrDiet(PHNutr), APD, AN
I recommend a whole food, plant-based diet, consisting of a variety of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in minimally-processed forms. This way of eating optimises health and wellbeing, and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes² and cardiovascular disease³.
Areas of special interest
Vegan, vegetarian, and whole food plant-based diets;
Lifestyle medicine and preventative nutrition therapy;
Dietary management of:
Inflammatory and autoimmune conditions - including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and rosacea;
Chronic disease - including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and endocrine disorders;
Gastrointestinal disorders - including coeliac disease, diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD);
Pregnancy and prenatal nutrition;
Sustainable food production practices and zero-waste strategies; and
General healthy eating and nutrition for optimal health.
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I hold the following formal qualifications:
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (Public Health Nutrition) - Griffith University (2015)
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) - Edith Cowan University (2017)
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition, Human Biology) - Edith Cowan University (2013)
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - West Coast College of TAFE (2004)
Ongoing professional development
In addition to my formal qualifications, I regularly participate in activities to support my ongoing professional development. Short courses that I have recently completed include:
Early Life Nutrition Masterclass - MyNutriWeb
Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Food and Mood Masterclass - Nutrition Australia & Springday Pty Ltd.
Culinary Medicine Series - Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
Vegan Diets: Person-centred Practice - MyNutriWeb
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Gut Microbiome - Doctors for Nutrition
Nutrition and the Gut Microbiome: Where are we now? Where are we going? - Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
Infection Control Training: COVID-19 - Department of Health
Certificate in Food Allergy e-Training for Dietitians - Australasian Society for Immunology and Allergy
² Qian F, Liu G, Hu FB, Bhupathiraju SN, Sun Q. Association Between Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. July 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2195
³ Esselstyn CB Jr, Gendy G, Doyle J, Golubic M, Roizen MF. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014;63(7):356-364b. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25198208.