Meet Our Dietitians
Meet Sue Radd, Nutritionist, Author & Speaker
Sue Radd is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (a credential awarded to less than 2% of dietitians in Australia) and one of Australia's leading nutritionists and health communicators. She is sought after for comment in the media and is a regular columnist for Signs magazine and nutrition advisor to Prevention.
Sue is Founding Director of the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Castle Hill, and has consulted to the food and pharmaceutical industries in product development, communications and nutrition policy in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. She advises law firms, providing expert witness reports and is a member of the Curriculum Advisory Group at the University of Canberra.
Recognised by her peers as an expert on plant foods and phytonutrients, Sue is co-author of the internationally published Eat to Live, which has also been translated into the Korean and French languages. She was awarded Winner of 'Best Nutrition Writing' at the Vittoria Australian Food Media Awards for her most recent work, The Breakfast Book, a wake-up guide to the most important meal of the day.
Sue is a well-known face at major nutrition conferences globally. Her ability to translate heavy science into anyone's language and life makes her a popular speaker with audiences from doctors and dietitians to teachers, mums and community groups. Her practical knowledge of food and cooking for today's busy lifestyle is widely enjoyed. In May 2010, she was awarded the Dietitians Association of Australia President's award for Innovation for her Culinary Medicine Cookshops. Sue passionately believes that to Live Well you need to Eat Well!
Sue belongs to many professional organizations such as the Nutrition Society of Australia, Dietitians Association of Australia, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology, Australasian Medical Writers Association and Australian Association of Food Professionals. She also supports humanitarian and community projects for a healthier, happier life through Captivating International (China), ADRA and Australian Conservation Foundation. Within her action packed agenda Sue enjoys travelling, scenic walks, watching foreign films and cooking meals for friends.
Meet Monica Kubizniak, Senior Lifestyle Dietitian
Monica is both a dietitian and sports scientist. She graduated with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2000 and since that time has gained a wide range of experiences in a number of health settings. She has worked in community health centres, hospitals and private practice. In addition, she has assisted schools in rural Western Australia, and developed particular skills with children and adolescents. She also gained valuable overseas experience as a clinical dietitian in England. In her role at the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic, Monica has enjoyed developing health programs for a major corporation and is now using her skills to create seminars and cooking demonstrations on a range of topics.
To further her interest in the effect of food on sports performance, Monica completed a Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport. She now provides strategic eating advice to both adult and junior athletes for training and competition. She also advises the general public on healthy eating for different stages of the lifecycle - from childhood, adolescence, adulthood (including fertility and pregnancy) and the menopause.
Monica offers up-to-date dietary prescriptions to manage a wide range of conditions such as overweight, underweight, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, osteoporosis, arthritis, food allergy and eating disorders.
Her practical and positive approach to changing harmful lifestyle behaviours has won her favour with both our clients and doctors who refer to the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic. Monica can help you set realistic health goals, teach you the practice of mindful eating and coach you to achieve personal wellbeing.
At present, Monica is on an extended maternity leave, busy caring for her two beautiful little children (both under 2!). In her absence, our team of professional and enthusiastic dietitians are continuing to look after all of Monica’s cients and look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Meet Courtney Thornton – Lifestyle Dietitian
Courtney Thornton enjoys helping clients to achieve their health goals through individually tailored nutrition counselling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Newcastle and takes pride in continuing professional development so that you can get the latest evidence based dietary advice.
Courtney has a vested interest in her patients – she is keen on providing ongoing education, motivation and support to optimise your success with healthy eating. Her dietetic experience and interest in practical menu planning can help you lose or gain weight more easily and better manage a whole range of conditions including diabetes, IBS, heart disease (including high cholesterol and high blood pressure), PCOS and eating disorders. She can also guide you through an investigative approach if you suspect a food allergy or chemical intolerances.
As an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Courtney believes in good wholesome nutrition and her passion is evidenced in the way she helps her clients to achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles.
Meet Fiona Kupresanin – Lifestyle Dietitian
Fiona is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who graduated from Deakin University with a Master of Dietetics degree in 2012. Since that time she has gained valuable experience as a private practice dietitian in Sydney. She enjoys helping clients improve their relationship with both food and exercise, and loves seeing the results on their health and wellbeing.
Fiona specialises in nutrition to assist with weight management, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies and intolerances, arthritis and inflammatory joint disease.
As a keen marathon runner, she also has a particular interest in the effect of nutrition on physical performance. Fiona completed a Certificate III in Fitness and a Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion in this area.
Fiona can help answer your questions by also drawing on her extensive and successful medical research career attained in prominent Australian institutions and hospitals. You can find her published research papers in numerous scientific journals.
Fiona will provide you with only the most up-to-date and scientifically supported advice using a positive and practical approach.