Karina- Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian
Karina is a Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia.
Karina is a clinical Dietitian with 12 years’ experience within a variety of areas, predominantly exercise and sports nutrition and general comorbidities (e.g. obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and food allergies).
Karina has always followed evidence-based approach justified by a strong background in research, including a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences (investigated the adequacy of macronutrients & training periodization in elite swimmers) and a PhD in Health Sciences by Curtin University (investigated the effects of Vitamin D in skeletal muscle, metabolism and bioenergetics).
Karina can assist you with individualised and practical nutrition advice.
You can book in to see Karina for an
- Initial “General” Consult or
- Initial “Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan” Consult.
Karina has also worked as a
- Lecturer at Curtin Uni, Bentley
- Lecturer at Federal Uni of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Sports Dietitian at Sports Medical Institute, Brazil
Karina is available alternating Saturdays at Midland Physio and Beaufort Physio, and for presentations.
Simone – Advanced Sports Dietitian
Simone Allen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, an Advanced Sports Dietitian and was a Board Member of Sports Dietitians Australia for11 years.
Simone works with several sporting groups including being the Sports Dietitian for West Coast Eagles, Wesley College LTAD program and WA Ballet. Simone is also lecturing in Exercise and Sports Nutrition at Curtin Uni.
Simone was a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach for 15 years, travelling annually with the WA State team, and appreciates the importance of realistic and appropriate advice.
Simone loves racing in the Busselton and participates most years in the Half Marathon and Jetty Swim in February each year and has completed Busso Ironman 70.3 in 2014 , 2015, 2017, 2018, twice in 2019 and 2021. Simone also completed Busselton Ironman 2018 in 12:08. Simone is currently training to represent Australian at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Taupo, NZ in 2024.
You can book in to see Simone for an
- Initial “Specialised” Consult ( Eg: Sports, Eating Disorders, Adolescent Nutrition, IBS) or
- Initial “Medicare Eating Disorder Management Plan” Consult.
Due to current high demands, Simone is only taking on these bookings (and not “General” or “Medicare Enhanced Care Plans”) to reduce waiting times for athletes training for events, clients with eating disorders and other clients needing specialised nutrition advice. If you have any trouble booking in please get in contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Issi – Accredited Nutritionist
Issi is an Accredited Nutritionist and is studying to become a Dietitian. Issi’s current interests are in
Child and adolescent health
Issi has been with the Nutrition Works team since 2019 and has been assisting at presentations, workshops and events.
Issi graduated from Curtin University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and has one year left in Master of Dietetics
Throughout Uni, Issi has delivered education programs in metro schools and UWA. She has also completed placements at Cockburn Integrated Health and St John of God Hospital in Midland and complete a research project with the Children’s Diabetes Centre at Telethon Kids Institute.
Issi has completed several education courses and updates including
- ASCIA – Food Allegy e-training Dietitians, 2021
- Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals, 2021
- Master’s research dissertation: “Profiling the Dietary Intake in WA Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes”.
- The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Child Growth Education module, 2020
Issi currently assists at presentations, workshops and events.
Daniel – Student Nutritionist
Daniel is about to complete his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Curtin University and hopes to go on to complete his Master of Dietetics, with the goal of becoming an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
Over the years, Dan has participated in and developed a keen interest in
Brazilian jiu jitsu
Dan has been with the Nutrition Works team since 2021 and has been assisting at presentations, workshops and events.
Knowing the demands of a diverse range of sports, Dan hopes to assist athletes in optimising their training and game performances through their nutrition.
Outside his sporting interests, Dan aims to empower individuals with the latest nutritional information to achieve their health goals.
Daniel has completed several education courses and updates including
Daniel currently assists at presentations, workshops and events.
Abbie – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Abbie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a member of Dietitians Association of Australia.
Abbie graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) in 2017 and completed a Masters of Dietetics in 2019 from Curtin University.
Throughout University Abbie completed placements at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital, Hall & Prior Aged Care, Cockburn Integrated Health and Bunbury Regional Hospital.
Abbie also travelled to South East India to work in a centre for children with Cerebral Palsy as part of her Dietetic studies.
Abbie has completed several education courses and updates including:
• ISAK – Level One Anthropometry, 2017
• Oral Presentation at DAA Conference 2019 – “Temporal eating patterns and food group intake of adults enrolled in a weight loss intervention: improving nutrition messages”
• ASCIA – Food Allergy e-training Dietitians, 2019
• The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Child Growth Education module, 2019
• National Eating Disorders – Addressing Eating Disorders in Primary Care Workshop, 2019.
• Onfit Training College – Certificate III & IV Fitness, 2015/2016
Abbie works with our team in Admin role, assisting with book keeping.
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