Rachel has always had the desire to help others which drove her to pursue a career as a dietitian. She studied a bachelor degree in Nutrition and Food Science at UniSA while working a part-time job as a barista. Once she completed her Bachelor Degree, she commenced her Masters Degree in Dietetics but once finished found there was a lack in employment opportunities. Keen to make use of her University education, Rachel started exploring the idea of working in food science and came across an internship in the food manufacturing industry. Rachel had been working in quality control and food technology for three years when she was approached out of the blue for casual work as a Dietitian. For the next two years Rachel balanced working as both a Dietitian and Quality Technologist/Manager until taking the plunge to work as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian full time in 2020.
Rachel uses a weight neutral, non-diet approach to dietetics, focusing on health-promoting activities and disease management rather than weight loss. Providing an inclusive and safe space for all types of people is really important to Rachel in her dietetic practice. She has a special interest in fussy eating, disordered eating, and IBS but can help manage a wide variety of health conditions and concerns. Rachel’s day in the dietitian clinic is 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesdays but appointments can be made on other days or after hours upon request and subject to availability.
Rachel lives in the Adelaide Hills with her partner, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys dance, netball, hiking, and camping in her spare time as well as trying to cook recipes from all around the world.
“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human” - Brené Brown