Nutrition and Dietetics

Managing health and improving wellbeing with good nutrition.

 Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes


Melissa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). She has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition) and a PhD in nutrition and physiology.

Melissa began her career in research and academia investigating aspects of nutrition and metabolism in muscle. She also worked as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Since qualifying as a dietitian she has spent the last 15 years working in hospital settings, community health and private practice, including working with a gastroenterologist.

Melissa has a special interest in diabetes management, gut conditions such as IBS and coeliac disease, weight management, including healthy eating approach, VLCD diets and bariatric surgery, and eating disorders. She enjoys working with her clients to solve their problems and improve their health and quality of life.

Melissa has a Bioimpedance body composition analyser, which can be used to ensure weight loss patients are losing body fat rather than muscle.

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