An important focus for me is educating people about coeliac disease, food intolerances, gluten, its minutia and the gluten free diet.
For more than 20 years I have been teaching the student dietitians in Sydney and Wollongong Universities about coeliac disease, gluten and the gluten free diet. I also contribute to their food intolerance lectures.
As much as possible I take opportunities to address other health professionals, the food industry and the public on these topics.
Some examples from recent years
Wheat; the staff of life or the stuff of disease.
Independence Australia Education Updates 2019
Newcastle, Sydney, Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Geelong
e-learning webinars on coeliac disease to accompany the “Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics; Sixth Edition” textbook. Release date still pending
Is wheat the supervillain it’s made out to be?Dietitians Association of Australia’s National Conference Sydney 2018.
My Relationship with Food is Complicated: difficulties of self-diagnosing food intolerances.Australian Institute of food science and technology conference 2017.
Webinar series on Coeliac Disease for dietitians Dietitians for the DietitiansAssociation of Australia’s Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Interest group (2014-2018)
What’s the deal with wheat: Is it in or out?Nestle Australia, Nutrition Update, Kogarah, Sydney, 2018
Food Allergy & Food Intolerance workshop for dietitians.Dietitians Association of Australia’s Melbourne conference 2016.
Adverse Reactions to FoodManchester Royal Infirmary United Kingdom, 2013
3-day lecture and workshop on food allergies, food intolerances and coeliac disease. Brisbane QLD, 2010.