AW-11434138844Majella (Max) Jones (APD) | Eat Love Live | Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating & diet culture
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Majella (Max) Jones (APD)

(You may also know me as Max, no preference to which is used!)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian 


I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), researcher, educator and advocate for an equitable health care system which depathologises diversity and meets all people’s needs. I am currently doing my PhD on TGD health and nutrition, exploring inclusive and affirming education and practice approaches.

I use a person centered approach which highlights the individual experiences, needs, and desires of the people I work with and provide support for. I practice using an intersectional lens to provide an inclusive and non-judgmental space for all individuals, that acknowledges and is respectful of their identities and lived experiences, alongside impacts these may have on their own lives and wellbeing.

My practice approach is informed by lived experience of my own, the community, and lived experience educators, as well as evidence-based frameworks and current scientific literature.

I work primarily with adults (18+ years). Due to other work commitments, I currently work only Wednesdays from 9am-6pm through both in-person and telehealth appointments.

Due to my own disability and chronic health, at times I will need to reschedule appointments or shift an in-person appointment to telehealth (often day before, or on the day of appointments). Please understand that this is a necessity for me to sustainably continue working, and supporting myself and others. 


Practice approaches: Inerested in suporting people who are:
  • Neuro-affirming
  • Gender Affirming and Inclusive
  • Intersectional
  • Trauma Informed
  • Informed consent and collaborative care
  • Harm reduction/minimisation
  • Weight and Body Inclusive 
  • Depathologising diversity
  • Transgender and Gender Diverse
  • Neurodivergent
  • Chronically ill and Disabled (inc. POTS, MCAS, EDS, CF, LC, autistic burnout)
  • Eating difficulties and differences
Living experience: Lived experience:
  • Queer, Nonbinary
  • Neurodivergent; Autistic, Bipolar
  • Chronically ill and disabled
  • Eating disorder (AN, BN & ARFID)
Qualifications: Professional Memberships:
  • Bachelors of Nutrition Science 
  • Masters of Dietetics
  • Dietitians Australia
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • AusPATH
Other areas of work:  
  • PhD researching Trans Health and Nutrition
  • Delivery of educational and professional development workshops on Gender Inclusive Healthcare and Nutrition
  • Delivery of educational and professional development workshops on Neuroaffirming Practice


booking details:

Please note clients need to be 18 or older to see Max. 

Max is not currently accepting new clients


If you are an existing client and you wish to make a booking with Max, you can contact reception or book online via: 
Phone: (03) 9087 8379
Online booking system: Max's online booking link


Max is available for consultation:

  • Wednesday 9am-6pm
Please send all referrals to:
Fax: (03) 9088 0249



We require that all clients be linked in with regular medical support to ensure their ongoing medical safety.

We require clients to be engaged with or planning to engage with psychological support to ensure that we are providing safe, ethical and evidence-based support.


Please note some practitioners have boundaries on the age of clients they will accept as new referrals. 

We request that for all new clients aged 15 years and younger that a pre-assessment questionnaire be completed to assist us in triaging the young person and family. 

For all clients aged 15 or younger we request that the initial assessment be with the parents/ carer only. 

Eating disorders do not just affect the person but families as a whole.

This is an important part of the assessment process and will help us to get a clear history of the development of the eating disorder and aid in setting up a treatment team and clear treatment goals moving forward. 

Family Based Therapy/Treatment (FBT) is the gold standard for supporting children and adolescents with eating disorders. The Eat Love Live team are not trained in FBT or family therapy. 

We can be an adjunct to this important treatment process, provide a safe space for discussion around meal planning, information about eating disorders, physical and psychological risks associated with the eating disorder, normal puberty changes to the body, guidelines to adequate amounts of nutrition and help clear many of the myths about food and bodies in our community. 

We appreciate that accessing paediatric and adolescent services is difficult and there are long wait lists. As with all clients, we insist that all adolescents are linked in with a multidisciplinary team including a GP and a mental health clinician - be it a psychologist or psychiatrist. And we suggest that clients make the referral to CAMHS/CYMHS and / or private family therapy and be on the waiting list for this support. 

Along with the GP or paediatrician we can provide information and support while families are waiting for this important more intensive support.

Parents can speak with their GP or Paediatrician about referrals to these supports.

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