Meet Our Dietitians

Julie Masci  – Director and Dietitian

BHlthSc (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD, AN

julie-masciJulie Masci is a practising dietitian, accredited with the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is the director and principal of New Life Nutrition, a Brisbane-based private dietitian practice.

With Italian blood pumping through her veins, food has always been a major focus in Julie’s life – embarking on a career in nutrition and dietetics seemed only natural. Julie believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the pleasures of food, while also staying healthy, and looking and feeling great.

Julie works to provide realistic diet and lifestyle changes to assist in weight loss for people of all ages, and to manage associated chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Throughout her career as a dietitian, Julie has worked with a wide range of doctors and specialists, finely tuning her knowledge and expertise in health improvement.

Julie’s special interest in gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS) and food intolerance stems from her own personal experiences in this area. She aims to help clients identify and manage individual food sensitivities using proven techniques. Julie strongly believes that relief from long-standing food-related symptoms can improve a patient’s understanding and appreciation of both their body and their mind.

Appearing on Brisbane’s televisions as an expert dietitian on Channel 9 News, Channel 7 News, Today Tonight and Brisbane Extra, Julie explains nutrition and helps debunk diet myths. She also has extensive experience as a public speaker, engaging seminar and lecture audiences in conversations about obesity, diabetes and coeliac disease. Julie is a regular contributor to the Australian Weight Watchers Magazine.

dietitians-in-brisbaneJulie’s attention to detail as a nutritionist has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of local food manufacturers and health care providers in Brisbane. Her work with aged-care facilities has helped ensure residents’ meals are appropriate and nutritionally adequate, and intensive individual product analysis has allowed Julie to provide her nutritional endorsement to many food companies.

With an appreciation of culture and individuality, as well as a contagious enthusiasm for good food, Julie brings a fresh approach to the field of nutrition and dietetics. She strives to motivate and provide friendly guidance to her patients as they move towards achieving their individual health and nutrition goals. Julie passionately believes every patient’s outlook on and approach to life can be improved by what and how they eat, and she will stop at nothing to ensure her patients’ continued success, health and happiness.

“Dietitians Brisbane – love food, eat well, be healthy and happy.”

 

Jarrah Curry – Dietitian

BHlthSc (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD, AN

Jarrah is committed to offering all patients individualised, patient-centered care using diet to create positive health outcomes.

Jarrah has worked in private practice for the last four years after completing her studies at QUT. Whilst working in private practice, Jarrah gained extensive experience in chronic disease management, weight-loss and lap band, and gastrointestinal conditions. Her passion for dietetics lies in food allergy and intolerance management, women’s health, metabolic illness and vegan/vegetarian diets.

On a personal note Jarrah is a born and bred Queenslander, who loves all things food including cooking, baking, eating out and going to farmers markets. She also has an adventurous side and can often be spotted scaling a cliff or a rock-climbing wall in her spare time.

Jarrah is the dietitian that visits our Coorparoo and Springwood clinics.

Andrea Love – Dietitian

B.HlthSc (Nutrition & Dietetics)

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Graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from the Queensland University of Technology, Andrea is passionate about all things food-related.

She enjoys building close, professional relationships with clients in order to develop personalised strategies that achieve goals. Andrea believes that no one person is the same; and endeavours to find what works best for each client, using a supportive, patient-centred approach.

Andrea believes that food is wonderful, and when eaten in proportion, brings nothing but enjoyment to every aspect of life. It is her belief that food is social, artistic and creative as much as it is sustenance; combine it with a healthy lifestyle and mind, and an individuals quality of life can be dramatically improved. In her spare time, you’ll find Andrea in the kitchen cooking, blogging, or photographing her culinary creations. She is a social media fiend and is not shy about whipping out her phone at the dinner table to get the best shot.

Andrea’s professional interests include weight management, paediatric nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders.

Andrea consults from our Brisbane City, Daisy Hill, Underwood, Runcorn, Boondall, Taringa, Ascot, McDowall, Albany Creek, Redcliffe and Northlakes clinics.

Louisa Stephens – Dietitian 

Louisa earned her Masters of Dietetics at the University of Queensland and has since worked as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) in Brisbane. She has a special interest in food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities and other gastrointestinal disorders. Her personal experience sparked her interest in the management of food allergy and intolerances and has given her first hand experience in the difference dietary change can make to quality of life. Louisa is passionate about paediatric and maternal health and works to support families in building healthy foundations
for life.

She is experienced in the dietary management of diabetes, fatty liver, heart disease and weight loss and works to implement sustainable changes for healthy lifestyles.

Louisa uses a holistic approach to dietetics and is interested in how sleep, stress and other factors in our environments impact our food choices.

Louisa does not believe that there is a one-size-fits-all answer to health and nutrition and prefers to work closely with clients to create tailored plans for the individual. She loves to cook, eat and talk about food and brings this passion to her job everyday.

Louisa currently consults at our Brisbane City, Taigum, Coorparoo and Carindale Clinics.

Emmi Smith – Dietitian 

Emmi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about helping her clients achieve their health and wellbeing goals. Emmi has completed both a Master of Dietetics Studies and a Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Nutrition. Emmi has extensive experience working in private practice and hospital settings helping patients in a range of areas including weight management, diabetes, cholesterol management, sports nutrition, women’s health and gastrointestinal disorders.

Emmi keeps up-to-date with scientific literature and uses evidenced-based guidelines to inform her practice. However, she also appreciates that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to health, and provides each of her clients with individualised advice. Emmi does not promote restrictive eating; instead she focuses on teaching and motivating her clients to live a healthy, happy lifestyle by making small sustainable changes that can easily become new habits.

Emmi’s professional interest areas include food allergies and intolerances, women’s health and diabetes management. Emmi is also passionate about contributing to nutrition and dietetics research and recently completed a study investigating the nutritional status, dietary intake and quality of life of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Emmi has presented her research at several events including the Dietitians Association of Australia national conference.

In Emmi’s spare time, you will find her checking out new cafes and farmers markets in Brisbane, exploring the outdoors or planning her next overseas adventure.

Emmi currently consults at our Taigum, Kenmore, Newmarket, Mitchelton, Carina, Mt Gravatt, Runcorn and Wellington Point clinics.

Mai Parr – Social Media Dietitian

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MND, BFSc&N, APD, AN

Mai is a Melbourne-born Accredited Practising Dietitian. She understands how a busy lifestyle can impact on eating patterns having done shift work in hospitality, as a nanny and a fitness instructor. She started cooking when she was 4 years old and her love of fresh food is attributed to her Vietnamese ancestry and her grandma.

With a strong desire to see Australia, Mai set off to complete her Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics in Canberra. She has worked in Darwin, Alice Springs, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and rural NSW. Mai is passionate about helping individuals make informed, sustainable, and lifelong positive changes. She loves teaching individuals learn how to find their balance and enjoy all foods because restrictive diets are boring and not sustainable. She advocates for lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes; and firmly believes that home cooking is one of the best ways to achieve better health outcomes overall.

She loves tending to her balcony garden, playing her ukulele, hiking and picnics.

Mai is currently consulting at Genesis Fitness Jindalee and available for individual consultations concerning weight loss, Coeliac disease, diabetes, PCOS, irritable bowel, food intolerances (gluten and lactose), lowering cholesterol, and more.

 

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