Dr Christie Bennett is passionate about working with clients to make practical and realistic changes in their lives.
To her, this means having a holistic focus on food. For most people, food is much more than sustenance and provides varying levels of pleasure, comfort, or routine. Understanding the underlying the role food plays in our lives is fundamental to her practice.
She takes a feminist and non-diet approach to her nutrition therapy. She focuses on empowering you to listen to your body and understand the cues it is sending you. It also means she will help you to explore the thoughts and feelings you have around food and your body, within the social context we all inhabit.
Christie holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours from Monash University. Her PhD project was focused on investigating factors that may influence glucose tolerance during pregnancy, with a particular focus on sleep. Her current research involves investigating how to support healthy lifestyles in pregnancy, fertility and PCOS.
While Christie has experience with a wide variety of nutrition concerns, she has particular expertise in women’s health (including fertility, pregnancy and PCOS), eating disorders and diabetes management.
She brings a holistic, evidence-based approach from her research to her practice.
- B.NutDiet (Hons) – Monash
Christie has completed professional development in the following areas:
- Non-diet approach
- Eating disorders
Christie also engages in professional development and regular clinical supervision and reflective self-practice to ensure that she is providing optimum care for her clients.
Professional Memberships and Positions:
- Dietitians Australia (DA)
- Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
- Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS)
Christie is available for consultation on Saturday from 8.00 am – 12.00 pm (Face to Face or Telehealth via Video conferencing)
To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.