Meet Our Dietitians

Meet Dr Sue Radd, Nutritionist, Author & Speaker

Dr 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 frequently sought out for comment by the media and has conducted hundreds of print, radio and TV interviews globally.

Dr Radd is Director of the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Castle Hill, and has consulted widely to the food and pharmaceutical industries in product development, communications and nutrition policy in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. She completed her PhD at The University of Sydney on the effects of the Mediterranean diet on thinking and memory to reduce the risk of dementia. She continues to be involved in research as a nutrition scientist and has been awarded an honorary position as Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. Dr Radd is available for one-on-one consultations at the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Recognised by her peers as an expert on plant foods and phytonutrients, Sue co-authored the internationally published Eat to Live, which has been translated to the Korean and French languages. She was awarded Winner of ‘Best Nutrition Writing’ at the Vittoria Australian Food Media Awards for The Breakfast Book, a wake-up guide to the most important meal of the day. Her most recent work is Food as Medicine: Cooking for Your Best Health, which received the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for ‘Best Health and Nutrition Book’ in 2016 and has been translated into the German and Norwegian languages. It is also available as an US edition.

Dr Radd 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 multiple audiences. Her practical knowledge of food and cooking for today’s busy lifestyle is widely enjoyed. In 2010, She was awarded the Dietitians Association of Australia President’s Award for Innovation for her Culinary Medicine Cookshops.

Dr Radd belongs to many professional organizations such as the Nutrition Society of Australia, Dietitians Association of Australia and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Within her action packed agenda she enjoys travelling, taking scenic walks and cooking for her friends and family.

Meet Sophie Skalkos - Senior Lifestyle Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Sophie Skalkos

Sophie is a highly experienced and caring clinician practising in dual roles - as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She loves to help people achieve their best health through delicious eating. Sophie has worked as the chief dietitian of a private hospital in Melbourne and in multiple private practice locations within that city over the last 20 years, alongside medical specialists. Her areas of special interest include all types of diabetes, weight loss (including after bariatric surgery), cancer support and gastroenterology where she provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for conditions ranging from reflux and diverticular disease to inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fructose malabsorption, Coeliac disease and lactose intolerance.

Importantly, as an accomplished cook who also has a detailed understanding of the Mediterranean diet, Sophie is able to personalise meal plans and recipe ideas to fit your tastes and health goals. She is fluent in the Greek language and has conversational Italian skills.

Sophie is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). She is currently undertaking her doctorate part-time and is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University.

Meet Amanda Jenkins - Lifestyle Dietitian, Nutritionist & Chef

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia (DA). She is a caring clinician, who loves to help people achieve their health goals. She works closely with clients and their families to provide personalised interventions and programs with an emphasis on delicious and nutritious food.

Amanda is a mature person with a variety of life experiences, which she can draw on to help you better achieve your goals. Her dietetic areas of special interest include management for weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), motor neurone disease, brain injuries, disabilities, enteral feeding and paediatrics (with sensory issues).

Further, Amanda is a qualified chef with over 10 years involvement in the food industry. She possesses a vast knowledge of food and cooking techniques for a variety of cuisines. With an understanding of the Mediterranean diet, and the health benefits associated also with this and other delicious way of eating, Amanda is able to personalise meal plans and recipes to fit your health targets without compromising on flavour. Amanda loves to travel and enjoys teaching her nieces and nephew to cook, fostering their creativity in the kitchen.

Want to Join Our Team? 

If you are a dynamic nutritionist and Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and would like to work alongside Dr Sue Radd, please get in touch with our manager. We'd love to hear from you. Call 02 9899 5208.