I hold a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University where I majored in herbal medicine and nutrition and also studied the more traditional medical subjects such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis.
I am a main contributor to the textbook Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle, a definitive guide to natural medicine in women’s health, focusing on common health complaints from adolescence through to menopause and beyond.
After completing my degree, I practiced at Melbourne Holistic Health Group and undertook extensive post-graduate training in general naturopathic practice and specifically in the area of women’s health.
Whilst my primary interest and experience has been women’s health – including fertility, menstrual problems, menopause and assisting people though cancer treatment and beyond – I’m also very interested in children’s, adolescent’s and men’s health.
On graduating from SCU I was awarded the Excellence in Naturopathy Prize, as well as the Prize for Clinical Nutrition. I also have post-graduate qualifications in counselling and teaching.
Prior to becoming a naturopath, I worked in Canberra, the APS and Victorian public sector and as a teacher and consultant in Victorian schools.