PhD (Nutritional Food Science), B.Applied Science (Food Science and Nutrition) (1st Class Honours)
Like how petrol fuels our cars, food fuels our bodies. And like petrol quality affects car performance, the quality of the food we eat affects the health of our body, good or bad.
We eat food not nutrients. But food is composed of nutrients. It's one thing for a tomato to have vitamin C and lycopene, but how much of those nutritive compounds are absorbed? And that is where I come in.
I am a food-based nutrition preventative health scientist who helps consumers, HCPs and industry improve their understanding of how food affects health and aging from the gut outwards. I do this by demystifying the science of food, digestion and nutrient delivery in the body.
There are many factors that affect the quality of food from the paddock to processing. And then there are many factors that affect nutrient absorption in the digestive tract. Human digestion is complex and amazing.
My expertise covers the following food related topics:
- Processing technology
- Nutrient and food composition
- Digestive processes, including the 2nd brain and the gut microbiome
- Food factors that affect growth and development, immunity and fertility
- Sustainable agricultural practices
- Food and pleasure
Nick-named "The Simple Scientist" by a journalist, my superpower is being able to communicate complex research with consumer behaviour & social trends into a simple relatable, engaging narrative. Check out my LinkedInfor more details on my experience and qualifications.
I help you understand the amazingness of food, nutrients and the digestive tract in order to create the best food and diets to improve health and function. Real science. Evidence-based.
Food Industry Scientific Consultancy
The latest research broken down for high value commercial use.
3 Step Personalised Nutrition Program
Personalised to your individual lifestyle. Preventative health.
Nutritional Food Science Speaker
Thought provoking, challenging, inspirational, usable, entertaining.
Preventative health. Healthy aging. Digestive health. The 2nd brain.
The science of food for people in the real world.
Easy Listening (and watching)
Thought-provoking food snippets, books worth reading and freebies.
Latest food and nutrition news carefully curated in the context of human behaviour & societal trends.
Books worth reading.
Earth Hour's Appetite for Change Cookbook
I, along with other researchers from The University of Melbourne, were part of the science team behind this incredible cookbook that pairs some of Australia's best chefs with Australia's farmers. It's a cross between a culinary masterpiece with 52 recipes, breath-taking pictures, and an environmental sustainability guidebook.
Credit to Earth Hour for making the pdf free to download.