Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with post-graduate qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics.
Jessica is committed to the application of high-quality nutritional science to empower individuals and groups with knowledge and behavioural skills to improve patient-centred care and promote the field of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Jessica was introduced to low-carbohydrate, high-fat nutrition in 2012 during her recovery from multiple eating disorders which took over many years of her teenage life and adolescence. By following this simple and sustainable lifestyle which made complete sense on a physiological and biochemical level, she found what she likes to call “food freedom”.
Her passion for this metabolic tool was then cemented after her father suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She shares more about her personal story during two interviews for the podcasts, ‘2 Keto Dudes’ (listen here) and ‘Keto Woman’.
Credentials / Qualifications:
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Qualified NutritionistMasters of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science), University of Sydney
Sports: Forest and beach walking
Started work as an Accredited Practising Dietitian in private practice at two locations in Sydney (2017).
Presented at Low Carb Nutrition Perth in March 2018 and Low Carb Sydney in May 2018.
Published first scientific paper in the journal of PLOS ONE, ‘Low-Carbohydrate Diets for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review’ (2018).
Awarded Dean’s Scholar for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science) and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics double degree (2018).
Founded Ellipse Health (2016).
What is Jessica working on?
Jessica is interested in developing, evaluating and improving dietetic strategies for the management of diabetes and will undertake her Research Doctorate (Ph.D) in this area starting July 2018 at the University of Sydney. Though diabetes management is one of her major areas of interest, Jessica is passionate about utilising the nutrition care process to investigate the role of diet in a wide range of health conditions and symptoms, including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, hypertension, PCOS, dyslipidaemia, gastrointestinal issues and much more. She writes extensively on various nutrition-related topics and you can read some of her articles here.
Jessica is also a passionate speaker and presented a talk titled, ‘Evidence-Based Practice: Low-Carbohydrate Nutrition in the Literature’ at Low Carb Nutrition Perth in March 2018. In May 2018, she presented a second talk titled, ‘Low-Carbohydrate Diets for Type 1 Diabetes’ at Low Carb Sydney. These events are held regularly at various locations across Australia by Low Carb Down Under and Jessica will also present at Low Carb Thredbo 2018 and Low Carb Gold Coast 2018.
Where does Jessica work?
Jessica is the founder of Ellipse Health and enjoys providing premium nutrition and dietetics services to individuals and groups all over Australia via phone, Skype and her creative online programs. Jessica collaborates with general practitioners, medical specialists and other allied health professionals to deliver the most effective dietetic interventions possible. Jessica is also a member of the Zenith Network, an innovative health and wellness network and consulting agency. Visit Jessica’s Zenith profile here.