PhD, BSc(Biomed)(Hons), MND
Jaci specialises in gastrointestinal disorders and food sensitivities.
Jaci consults from our Glen Iris location and via Skype.
Jaci is an accredited practising dietitian who graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. Jaci spent the following five years working as a clinical dietitian in various metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and 12 months in the UK. This included experience in oncology, renal, gastroenterology, nutrition support and cardiac units. On her return, Jaci commenced her PhD at Monash University, Box Hill Hospital, with scholarship support from the Menzies Foundation. Her thesis, entitled “The Role of FODMAPs in Gastrointestinal Disorders”, examined dietary triggers for gastrointestinal conditions. During her PhD tenure, Jaci was awarded the GESA Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award, Nutrition Society of Australia & New Zealand best oral presentation award, AuSPEN David Russell Clinical Research Award, and Eastern Health research week best oral presentation award. Jaci holds a position as Lecturer and research dietitian at Monash University, continuing her research into diet and gastrointestinal conditions, which provides vital information for use in private practice. She frequently presents her research throughout Australia and overseas, including invitations to speak for corporations such as CCA (Crohn’s and Colitis Australia) and Yakult Australia. Jaci continues to work for the Monash University FODMAP Research Team.
Jaci has successfully completed the ‘Monash University low FODMAP diet for IBS’ course.