I’m a naturopath and acupuncturist, working in the centre of Sydney.
I began my career with HealthWise Clinic, a large acupuncture and naturopathy clinic in Brisbane’s CBD. Several years ago I relocated to Sydney with my husband and joined the team at Bourke Street Clinic, a collaborative clinical environment where I worked alongside medical and allied health colleagues. I took maternity leave following the birth of my daughter, after which I resumed practice from Bourke Street’s Double Bay clinic.
I closed my books in 2016, to take some time for myself and my family, and to allow me to work on on several big projects. This included the development and roll out of MamaCare Health Services an in-home postpartum health program, a passion project of mine. I also took time out to focus on postgraduate study, to complete my acupuncture studies.
I joined the team at Chiropractic HealthQuarters in Pyrmont in 2017, which was an excellent decision! This is beautiful space to work from and I welcome patients here. I also do home visits, all over Sydney, as part of MamaCare’s services.
My background prior to health was in the arts: as a performer, researcher and wannabe professional clown. My first qualification was a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland, majoring in Drama and Russian. I know, SO useful. Fun though; and helped to furnish my understanding of communication, human behaviour and health.
Outside of practice, I’m involved in industry education: teaching natural medicine students and previously presenting courses for midwives, nurses and lactation consultants on naturopathic pregnancy and postpartum care. I have also worked with community and corporate healthcare programs, including appearing at fun events such as the Woodford Folk Festival. And I’ve recently joined the board of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia.
I occasionally write for media publications on the topics of health and wellbeing, but most of my more recent published work is in academic health journals and clinical texts. I also blog here, some times more regularly than others.
In clinic I focus on optimising day-to-day living through diet, lifestyle and herbal therapy… and now acupuncture as well! I hold a particular interest in working with the health of women, new parents and families; as I am passionate about creating healthy foundations for our next generation. However, I love working with people from all walks of life, helping to institute changes that can become life-long health habits.
Away from the clinic, the things I enjoy most are: spending time with my husband, raising our baby, connecting with friends, reading, writing, travelling, daydreaming, bad puns, practicing yoga and handstands. I also really love being outside, whether that’s sitting in the sunshine reading the paper, bushwalking or swimming… I dig it all.