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

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
DIRECTOR OF TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE
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)
DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE & EDUCATION
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 supervises multiple PhD scholars 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.

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.

Jutta Wright
BAppSc MNutrDiet GDipHerbMed.
PROJECT MANAGER (TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE)

Jutta, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Western Medical Herbalist, brings creativity and a wealth of experience over 25 years, to manage the day to day project tasks in the Department of Translational Science. Jutta has worked across diverse practice areas including clinical, community, private practice and food industry settings providing her with a unique level of corporate and consumer intimacy, that makes her client recommendations strong both in perception and tangible in execution. Jutta is a forward thinking nutritional professional, who is solution focused, a proactive collaborator, and integrates strategic thinking with consumer insight to elevate project work to the highest quality. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Jutta has her private practice, Natural Nutrition Coach.

Dietitians & 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.

Patrice Jones
PhD, RNutr Research Scientist.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Patrice, a Nutrition Scientist, brings expertise in nutritional epideimology and diverse experience in nutrigenetics, micronutrients, and consumer science. Patrice contributes to the delivery of nutrition and health research in the Department of Science. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Patrice is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University.

Hannah Mayr
PhD, APD. Senior Research Dietitian.
RESEARCH DIETITIAN

Hannah is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and has expertise as a clinical researcher in chronic disease prevention and management with a ‘food as medicine’ mantra. Her work has a focus on healthy dietary patterns, including the Mediterranean diet. At NRAUS Hannah undertakes nutrition and health research projects. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Hannah works as a research dietitian at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where she collaborates with a diverse team of medical and allied health clinician researchers. Hannah also lectures at Bond University and is passionate about teaching research skills to new dietitians.

Elif Inan-Eroglu
BSc(NutrDiet), MSc (Food Quality and Management Systems), PhD.
RESEARCH DIETITIAN (VOLUNTEER)

Elif, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, has broad experience in clinical trials and nutritional epidemiology. As a volunteer, Elif leads and supports research projects within the Department of Science. In addition to her role at NRAUS, Elif is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.

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.

Topic Experts

Amanda Turbill
APD
Senior bariatric and allergy dietitian
Dr Annabel Clancy
APD, PhD. Research Dietitian at the Centre for Digestive Diseases.
Dr Alan Barclay
APD, PhD. Consultant dietitian.
Alexandra Burke
APD
Private practice gastroenterology dietitian
Brianna Fear-Keen
PD. Private Practice Business Coach at the Ambitious Dietitian.
Dr Clinton Schultz
Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Health, Registered Psychologist, and Organisational Consultant for Cultural Wellbeing at Marumali Consultations
Dr Cynthia Wibisono
Dietitian at Brellah.
Dr Jaimon Kelly
APD, PhD. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University.
Dr Joanna McMillan
APD, PhD
Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Fellow of the Australaisan Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and media consultant
Dr Jorja Collins
APD, PhD
Lecturer at Monash University and Foodservice Dietitian at Eastern Health
Kathryn Nolan
BNutrDiet(Hons)
Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University
Dr Lillian Craggs-Dino
RD, DHA
Consultant Bariatric Surgery Dietitian
Dr Russell Canavan
Deputy Clinical Director of Surgical, Anesthetics and Procedural Services (SAPS) at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Dr Ruth Vo
APD, PhD
Freelance dietitian and researcher
Scott Teasdale
APD, PhD. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales.
Dr Suzanne Pearson
APD, PhD. Scientific communications dietitian at Swisse Wellness.

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