Our Team

The diversity of our team’s highly qualified skill set ensures that we can conduct and excel on any research project related to nutrition and health, and communicate it in the most engaging and impactful way- with both our words, and our visuals.

Executive Team

Flavia Fayet-Moore
PhD, MNutrDiet, APD, RNutr, FASLM. CEO.
ceo
Flavia is a registered nutritionist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, board certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, and Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney.

Flavia leads a team of highly skilled researchers to conduct end to end nutrition and communications projects. Flavia obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto, and both her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and PhD in nutrition from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia, the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, a founding board member and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Flavia is passionate about improving the health of Australians, especially among children and adolescents, through research and its communication.

Dennis Xenos
executive chairman
Dennis was a principal in his Chartered Accountant’s firm for 18 years, is passionate about building small to medium enterprises and developing pathways and processes to facilitate growth and deliver high-level board objectives.

He develops processes at the Board level and implements them through Senior Management to achieve macro business objectives, including implementing the tools to drive process and cultural change. Dennis specialises in board participation and statutory compliance and brings his expertise in Finance Directorship to our fast-growing enterprise.

Tim Cassettari
BSc(Hons), BAppSc, APD
PROJECT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Tim leads the delivery of world-class nutrition research and communications projects.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian with 10+ years experience, Tim has an outstanding track record in health communications, nutrition research, event management, food regulations, product innovation, team leadership and project management. His experience includes developing nutrition strategies, managing consumer and healthcare professional communication campaigns, conducting systematic reviews for health claims, and developing food education programs, for many of Australia’s largest food brands. Overseeing a team of 20+ nutrition researchers and communicators at Nutrition Research Australia, Tim contributes to the senior management of all NRAUS projects.

Tim is a highly regarded writer and speaker, presenting regularly at businesses and being an invited speaker at scientific conferences.

Skye Marshall
PhD, APD, BNutrDiet(Hons)
SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Skye, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, brings diverse research and education skills to NRAUS, along with a strong track record in evidence-based practice research for nutrition & dietetics professionals. With more than a decade’s research experience, Skye is outcomes focused, ensuring that all NRAUS research activities have a measurable impact on health and are conducted with the highest research integrity and skill.

Skye is a multi-award-winning educator and oversees an international team of niché experts to develop authentic, engaging, and cutting-edge educational products for multidisciplinary health professionals. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Skye is an Assistant Professor and research-convener to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice at Bond University.

Kylie Abbott
PhD, BNutrDiet, APD
EXECUTIVE RESEARCH OFFICER

Kylie, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, lends her stellar research skills to identify and support NRAUS research, education, and communications proposals and projects to ensure they reflect the most recent, relevant, and valid evidence. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Kylie is a Casual Academic at the University of Newcastle, an affiliate researcher with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, and is active in the Nutrition Society of Australia, the Australian Diabetes Association, and the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance.

Project Managers

Michelle Blumfield
PhD, BNutrDiet (Hons), APD
PROJECT MANAGER (RESEARCH)

Michelle, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, has extensive experience as a researcher in maternal and child health and as a research project manager. Michelle works closely with the NRAUS research delivery teams to ensure efficient and integrous day-to-day research operations. Michelle further provides mentorship to researchers to support their professional development. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Michelle currently holds an honorary appointment at Monash University and works as a clinical dietitian in private practice.

Scott Teasdale
BNutrDiet, PhD, APD, BAppSci(Nutr&Food)
PROJECT MANAGER (RESEARCH)

Scott, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, is experienced in a range of original and review research designs and is internationally recognised for his expertise in nutrition and lifestyle research in the area of mental health. Scott leads NRAUS delivery teams and research projects to achieve methodological and reporting excellence. Scott is highly active in the profession, mentoring researchers, and is currently holds the research officer role for Dietitians Australia’s Mental Health Interest Group. In addition to his role at NRAUS, Scott is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry; and an Honorary Professional Associate at the University of Canberra, Faculty of Health.

Lina Breik
BNutrDiet(Hons), MPubHealth Candidate, APD
PROJECT MANAGER (EDUCATION)

Lina brings ambition, effective organisation and relationship development skills, infectious enthusiasm, and decade of clinical nutrition experience to manage the day to day education project tasks as well as maintain momentum and drive in the educators to achieve our ambitious goals. Lina is highly active in the dietetic profession and has led many multidisciplinary professional development projects. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Lina is a senior critical care dietitian at Eastern Health and supports patients at home as The Tube Dietitian.

Scientists

Hania Rahimi-Ardabili
BSc and MSc (Nutrition), PhD
RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Hania, a Nutrition Scientist, lends her well rounded quantitative and qualitative research skills to contribute to NRAUS research projects from conception through to completion. In addition to her role at NRAUS, she is a Research Officer at the University of New South Wales.

Emily Duve
MPH, BPESS
RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Emily, a Public Health Scientist, brings diverse research skills in the field of lifestyle and public health research to NRAUS. Emily contributes to both the delivery of nutrition and health research, communications, and educational projects. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Emily is a Research Assistant at the University of Sydney.

Carlene Starck
PhD (Biochemistry)
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Carlene is a New Zealand-based biochemist, and is highly passionate about the integrated role ofnutrition in health and the prevention of chronic disease.

Carlene is a Nutritional Biochemist, and brings a rich background of research expertise, particularly in the fields of metabolic health and the prevention of chronic disease, to NRAUS. Carlene contributes to nutrition and health research, as well as projects based in education and communication outcomes. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Carlene is affiliated with the Riddet Institute, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence in food and related sciences. She also provides personalised and precision nutrition consultation services, and has been regularly invited to speak on behalf of key players in the NZ food industry.

Dietitians

Anna
BNutrDiet(ExSci), MHealthPromotion, PhD, provisional APD, Accredited Sports Dietitian.
RESEARCH DIETITIAN

Anna is experienced in mixed methods clinical trials including advanced qualitative and quantitative investigations. Anna has extensive international experience, leading research projects in Thailand, Nepal, Netherlands and Japan as well as Australia, thus bringing diverse skills and experiences across cultures to the NRAUS team. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Anna is a researcher at Flinders University and a clinical practicing dietitian.

Prudence Carr
PhD, MDiet, GCertHumNutr, BSc, APD
RESEARCH DIETITIAN

Prudence is experienced in nutritional and clinical epidemiology, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Prue is well known internationally for significant contributions to the field of cancer prevention, and brings to the team advanced statistical capabilities and excellent scientific writing skills.

Cinthya Wibisono
PhD, BND (Hons.), BCom, APD
COMMUNICATIONS DIETITIAN

Cinthya, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, brings her research and marketing skills to NRAUS to prepare and execute nutrition communications. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Cinthya includes nutrition consultancy to private practice, corporate, and community settings.

Data Analysts

NRAUS analysts bring extensive experience in the manipulation, preparation, analysis, and interpretation of data for health and nutrition research projects. All NRAUS data analysis is designed, execited and/or evaluated by qualified and highly experienced mathmaticians, analysts, and staticians.

Peter Petocz
PhD
STATISTICIAN

Peter, an applied statistician with extensive experience working as an academic in various universities, contributes to NRAUS research projects including the design and execution of meta-analysis, meta-regression, and descriptive and advanced inferential statistics. Peter has been an elected member of the International Statistical Institute since 2004; and in addition to his role at NRAUS, Peter is an Associate Professor of Statistics at Macquarie University.

Tim Keighley
BSc (Hons)(Maths), MInfoTech
MATHEMATICIAN

Tim, a data analyst with nearly 20-years experience in scientific research, contributes to NRAUS research projects including the design and execution of descriptive and advanced inferential statistics and data management plans. In addition to his role at NRAUS, Tim is a Senior Learning Designer at Macquarie University.

Collaborators

Dr Lillian Craggs-Dino
RD, DHA
Consultant Bariatric Surgery Dietitian
Dr Joanna McMillan
APD, PhD
Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Fellow of the Australaisan Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and media consultant
Dr Clinton Schultz
Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Health, Registered Psychologist, and Organisational Consultant for Cultural Wellbeing at Marumali Consultations
Kathryn Nolan
BNutrDiet(Hons)
Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University
Dr Ruth Vo
APD, PhD
Freelance dietitian and researcher
Dr Russell Canavan
Deputy Clinical Director of Surgical, Anesthetics and Procedural Services (SAPS) at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Brianna Fear-Keen
APD
Senior bariatric dietitian at Weightloss Solutions Australia; Private Practice Business Coach at The Ambitious Dietitian
Dr Jorja Collins
APD, PhD
Lecturer at Monash University and Foodservice Dietitian at Eastern Health
Amanda Turbill
APD
Senior bariatric and allergy dietitian
Alexandra Burke
APD
Private practice gastroenterology dietitian

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