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, 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 Fiona Kupresanin  – Lifestyle Dietitian

Fiona Kurpesanin

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 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.

In her work, Fiona helps draw 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 is currently working on consultancy projects for our Clinic, such as Menu Reviews for childcare centres. She is not available for one-on-one consultations.