has had numerous experiences within the fields of nutrition and foodservice.These have included managing food services, numerous clinical roles as a hospital Dietician, directing and managing a busy regional hospital nutrition department and a foodservice consultant for the delivery of services in aged care.
Karen's qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human Nutrition, Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Masters of Health Science Management and is currently a PhD student at the University of Newcastle
, examining the coeliac food supply.Karen
runs a private practice, specialising in gastrointestinal intolerances, runs foodservice training, demonstrates cookery, menu audits and writes cookbooks.
has had the opportunity to present at conferences in Australia and overseas on topics ranging from menu design, nutrition specification in foodservice, nutrition for meals on wheels, functional foods, coeliac disease and nutrition in the elderly.Karen is the editor of the Foodservice and Nutrition Journal, and one of the journal's main aims in to link food and nutrition together and promote food knowledge, preparation and good health.