Meet Our Team

Julie Masci  – Director and Dietitian

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) – Honours

Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist

Special Interest Areas:

  • Weight Management – I especially love to work with those who are difficult ‘losers’ and individuals with hormonal conditions such as menopause, PCOS and insulin resistance.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues – I love all things ‘gut’ related – fixing any symptoms associated with the gut is my passion.  I believe the gut is the true heart of the body. Addressing problems in the gastrointestinal system will often help many other concerns in the body!
  • Food Intolerances – Using evidence-based techniques, I will help you to investigate potential food intolerances to eliminate unwanted symptoms.
  • Integrative and Holistic Nutrition – I look for the root cause of issues and address these through solid nutrition principles.  I think outside the box to help you to understand your body better and ultimately feel better too.

A little more about Julie…

Julie 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.


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.

Julie is currently on Maternity Leave and will return in early 2020.

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

Kate Feely – Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist

Special Interest Areas:

  • Sports Nutrition – with a background in middle distance and endurance running Kate knows personally how important nutrition is for training and competition performance. She has worked with athletes ranging from beginners to elite level in endurance running, track & field, triathlon/Ironman, swimming, AFL, Rugby and Gymnastics.
  • Gut health – Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Coeliac Disease.
  • Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management

Kate has had an interest in nutrition starting back in her school days. She was running at National level and saw a Sports Dietitian who provided guidance on nutrition around training and competition. This highlighted to Kate the strong links between nutrition and sports performance, as well as general health and wellbeing.

Kate has worked in clinics specialising in teenage and young adult mental health, including eating disorders. She enjoys the challenge of working with these clients and improving their relationship with food. Kate finds the link between gut health, nutrition and mental health fascinating, and enjoys working on these areas with clients to get results.

Kate is a passionate and approachable Dietitian who loves the opportunity to work with clients to improve their nutrition – whether it be for sports performance, body composition changes, gut health, mental health or general healthy eating.

In her personal time you will find Kate training for her next half marathon or triathlon, out for brunch or enjoying some sunshine at the beach.

Kate practices from:   CBD 7 Day Medical, Brisbane City, Carindale, Coorparoo, Carina, Mediwell,  Springwood, Taigum and Taringa

Melissa Olivier – Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Nutritionist

Special Interest Areas:

  • Weight Management 
  • Paediatric Nutrition – Melissa has a strong background in paediatric health providing excellent nutritional care for infants through to adolescence
  • Chronic Disease
  • Gut Health – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Melissa discovered her love of science at a young age and has always loved
food and helping people. Becoming a dietitian became the perfect fusion of
these areas and she’s loved every minute of it!

Melissa is a bubbly and passionate dietitian with a strong belief in the patient-centred approach and evidenced-based practice. She has a keen focus on working with you to ensure all dietary recommendations are tailored seamlessly to your lifestyle, preferences, likes/dislikes and meets your specific goals in a sustainable manner. Melissa also has a keen interest in nutrition education, providing excellent information regarding your nutritional needs to facilitate your health journey.

In her spare time, Melissa loves to get creative in the kitchen, learning new
ways to make healthy food delicious for her patients, reading the updated
nutrition research and taking time to enjoy meals with friends and family.
Melissa loves to take her time when grocery shopping, to stay up to date
with the newest food products she can recommend!

Melissa practices from:    Kenmore, Garden City, Newmarket, Redcliffe, Runcorn, Spring Hill, Underwood

Brittany Kelly – Dietitian

Masters of Dietetic Studies

Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Nutritionist

Special Interest Areas:

  • Gut Health 
  • Sustainable Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Chronic Disease Management 

Nutrition has been a passion of Brittany’s for a long time, well before she had even graduated high school. This interest stemmed from her experience in competitive sport, where she began noticing the strong links between nutrition and general wellbeing, performance and cognition. Combined with her strong desire to help others feel their best, it was only natural that Brittany pursued a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Master of Dietetics Studies at the University of Queensland to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Brittany strongly believes in a holistic approach to health. Factors such as sleep, stress, physical activity, environment, feelings and beliefs and their impact on an individual’s nutritional status and dietary patterns are all important considerations in the big picture of health. By acknowledging each of these factors, Brittany works to foster positive and sustainable relationships with food and help clients achieve their goals through individually tailored advice.

General nutrition, weight management and chronic disease management are all areas of interest for
Brittany, with a particular interest in gut health and sports nutrition. In 2019 she will be completing a
Sports Nutrition Course to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, roaming nurseries for new
plants, and getting out in the sunshine or into the gym for a good sweat session.

Brittany practices from: Albany Creek, Boondall, Capalaba, Cannon Hill, Coorparoo, Kallangur, McDowall and North Lakes

Tom Donovan – Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Nutritionist

Special Interest Areas:

  • Weight Management 
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Female Health
  • Heart Health

Tom has always had a passion for food and nutrition, stemming from his own weight loss experience as an adolescent, struggling to find sustainable and long-term nutrition choices he could ‘stick’ to. Tom has always integrated sports and training into his active lifestyle, playing any and every sport growing up. Because of this, he has a strong interest in sports nutrition and ‘fuelling everyday athletes’.

Tom is a driven and enthusiastic Dietitian who aims to help people navigate through their nutrition, while helping people attain their highest degree of health and performance by providing a holistic approach to fuelling the body.

Whether it be sports performance, weight loss, muscle gain, body composition, gut health, hormone support – or just wanting to feel inspired and informed about your food choices, Tom loves to help his clients feel empowered.

As an advocate for balance, Tom believes moderation within the diet is essential. His goal is to help educate people on evidence-based nutrition, so everyday people can make educated and sustainable food choices.

In Tom’s spare time, you will find him training at the gym, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, going on day trips to the beach and hanging out with friends and family.

Tom practices from:    Ashgrove, Clayfield & Rochedale

Annette, Brittney, Sharon, Sam & Janine – Receptionists

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