About me

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.

Hollie Waters

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.

whole food

| plant-based |

zero waste


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)

For more information on my qualifications and clinical experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

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)

  • A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy & Planning Vegan Diets for Babies and Children - Plant Based Health Professionals UK

  • Nutrition Therapy for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) - Metro North Hospital and Health Service

  • The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders - InsideOut

  • 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

  • IBS: Dietary, Holistic & Microbiota Management - My NutriWeb

  • 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.