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AIS Dietitians

Louise Burke - Head of Sports Nutrition

PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Diet, FSMA, FACSM

Education

  • PhD – Deakin University
  • BSc (Nutr) – Deakin University
  • Grad Dip Diet – Deakin University
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian
  • Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine, Sports Dietitians Australia, Sports Medicine Australia

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manager of AIS Sports Nutrition team of 6 sports dietitians, 3 Fellows in Sports Nutrition, 5 consultant sports dietitians, 2 administrators
  • Provide nutrition services for AIS Road Cycling and Track & Field programs
  • Coordinator of AIS Sports Supplement Program
  • Team dietitian for the Australian Olympic team (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012)
  • Director of IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition distance education program

Professional interests

  • Research
    • Nutritional periodisation – fat adaptation, “train low, compete high”
    • Fluid needs for optimal performance
    • Carbohydrate metabolism and performance of exercise
    • Protein needs for adaptation and recovery
    • Nutritional ergogenic aids
    • Pre-cooling strategies for exercise in hot conditions
    • Post-exercise recovery

  • Education
    • New technologies for monitoring and educating athletes

Educational material

  • 2 textbooks (“Practical Sports Nutrition” and “Clinical Sports Nutrition”)
  • Several lay books including “Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance”
  • 4 cookbooks
  • >150 peer reviewed papers and book chapters

MIchelle Minehan - Manager, Clinical Services

Education

  • PhD – University of Canberra (under examination)
  • MND – Deakin University
  • BApSc - University of Tasmania
  • GCHE – University of Canberra
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian
  • Accredited Sports Dietitian

Duties/Responsiblities

  • Manager, Clinical services - responsible for over-seeing nutrition services to all AIS programs and mentoring of sports dietitians and nutrition fellows
  • Deliver nutrition support to Australian Women’s Water Polo, Australian Women’s Basketball, national Paralympic track and field athletes
  • Undertake sport specific research projects with designated sports

 

Professional Interests

  • Nutrition support for team sports
  • Nutrition support for Paralympic athletes
  • Communication and education
  • Sustainable nutrition practices
  • Qualitative research methods

Greg Cox - Sports Dietitian

Education

  • BHMS – University of Queensland
  • Grad Dip Nutr Diet – Queensland University of Technology
  • MHSc – Deakin University
  • Berrivale Nutrition Fellowship – Australian Institute of Sport
  • PhD - Deakin University
  • Fellow of Sports Dietitians Australia

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lead nutrition provider to Australian Canoeing and Triathlon Australia
  • Sports Medicine Coordinator for Triathlon Australia
  • Undertake sports specific research projects with designated sports
  • Assist in department activities such as resource development and leadership initiatives

Professional interests

  • Nutritional management of endurance athletes
  • Carbohydrate metabolism for endurance based sports
  • Acute nutritional interventions to enhance team sport performance
  • Development of an integrated high performance Sports Nutrition Network

Greg Shaw - Sports Dietitian

Education

  • BHSc (Nutr & Diet) - Queensland University of Technology
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition
  • Level 3 Anthropometrist

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide nutrition services to the Swimming, Mens Volleyball, Winter Sports and Swimming Australia nutrition lead
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Foodservice program including the management of the department's Recovery Bar systems and education programs

Professional interests

  • Nutrition and fatigue
  • Body composition manipulation
  • Supplementation and performance

Bronwen Lundy - Sports Dietitian

Education

  • BSc (hons), University of NSW
  • Masters Nutrition Dietetics, University of Sydney 
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition
  • Level 2 Anthropometrist

Duties/Responsibilities

  • National Nutrition Lead for Rowing
  • Co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary Best Practice Guidelines.

Professional interests

  • Behavioural aspects of nutrition
  • Nutrition and recovery from injury
  • Making weight for sport and body composition manipulation

 


Christine Dziedzic - Sports Dietitian

Christine Dziedzic

Education

  • BHSc (Nutr & Diet) (Hons) – Queensland University of Technology
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition
  • Masters candidate (Sports Nutrition, Research) - University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Level 2 Anthropometrist (ISAK)
  • Gatorade Nutrition Fellowship (2009-2010) - Australian Institute of Sport

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and implement best practice nutrition services for the AIS (National) women's water polo and AIS/ARU men’s and women's rugby sevens programs
  • Contribute to departmental resource development and research projects

Professional Interests

  • Nutrition and performance in team sports
  • Body composition and manipulation
  • Recovery nutrition
  • Hydration practices and performance

Louise Cato - Sports Dietitian

Education

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics – Monash University
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Pass with Distinction)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • ISAK Level 2

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Nutrition education and resources
  • Supplement program updates
  • Maintain AIS Sports Nutrition web pages
  • Deliver sports nutrition lectures to commercial sports camps
  • Contribute to departmental resources development and research projects

Professional Interests

  • Performance nutrition for endurance atheltes
  • Disordered eating/eating disorders/energy availbility 
  • Nutrition and technology

Alicia Edge- Gatorade Sports Nutrition Fellow

Education

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics – University of Newcastle
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition (2st Year Candidate)
  • Level 2 Anthropometrist (ISAK)

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide nutrition services to the Men's Football Centre of Excellence , Men's Volleyball Centre of Excellence and Men's and Women's Basketball Centre of Excellence programs
  • Co-ordination of sweat testing program
  • Contribute to departmental resource development and research projects

Professional Interests

  • Performance nutrition for endurance athletes
  • The role of nutrition supplementation and impact of athlete performance
  • Optimal nutrition and hydration strategies for team sports.
  • Management and prevalence of disordered eating/eating disorders in athlete population

Beccy Hall - Sports Nutrition Fellow

Education

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - Monash University
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Practising Sports Dietitian
  • IOC Diploma of Sports Nutrition (First year candidate)
  • ISAK Level 1

Duties/responsibilities

  • Assist with the delivery of nutrition services to the Swimming Centre of Excellence Program
  • Deliver sports nutrition presentations to commercial sports camps
  • Contribute to departmental resource development and research projects
  • Maintain AIS Sports Nutrition web pages

Professional interests

  • Performance nutrition under extreme environmental conditions (i.e. altitude and extreme heat)
  • Performance nutrition in endurance sports
  • Food service provision for the elite athlete

Julia Bone - PhD Student, Physique and Fuel Centre

Education

  • BAppSc (Sports & Exercise Nutrition) (Hons) – University of Otago
  • MSc (Human Nutrition) – University of Otago
  • MDietStud – The University of Queensland
  • PhD Candidate – ACU
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAK)

Duties/responsibilities

  • Physique and Fuel Centre PhD research- application of DXA for monitoring body composition in elite athletes

Professional interests

  • Physique of elite athletes
  • Body composition assessment techniques
  • RMR and Energy availability

 


Lynne Mercer - Office Administrator

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and deliver a range of administrative tasks to ensure that the Nutrition Discipline functions effectively and efficiently, meeting accountability and client servicing requirements

Professional interests

  • Budget management
  • Creating a supportive, efficient and enjoyable working environment for staff

Felicity Lemke - Administrative Assistant

Duties/Responsibilities

  • To provide administrative and project support to AIS Sports Nutrition
  • Managing of product/distribution of product to state based sports
  • Recovery Bar stock, maintain and distribute
  • Distribution of Education resources requested by the public
  • Ongoing maintenance and review of kitchen management guidelines and protocols
  • Cooking class preparation including shopping for dietary standardisation tasks

Professional Interests

  • Swimming

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