Areas of special interest
Marina has worked with a wide range of clinical medical conditions, including eating disorders, from her time at a busy General Medical Practice and has a strong focus on providing compassionate, inclusive and holistic care.
Marina is passionate about helping her clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their body whilst also improving health outcomes and managing chronic conditions. Diabetes, gut health and PCOS are areas of interest for Marina, particularly because the standard dietary management of these conditions can be restrictive and rigid as well as self-blaming. Marina believes in providing practical nutrition advice that is conducive to flexible eating and allows for pleasurable food experiences.
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that require a team of healthcare professionals to be a part of the recovery process. Marina enjoys collaborating with others and views it as integral in the provision of high quality client care. Marina understands the need to tailor her approach appropriately as she recognises that her clients will bring forth their own unique experiences. Marina loves learning from her clients and finds it only strengthens her skills as a dietetic practitioner.
Marina’s goal is to help her clients move away from and become resilient to the dangers of diet culture by using the non-diet approach and working within The Health at Every Size paradigm to assist her clients in turning towards their own body’s inner wisdom.
Dismantling diet culture from a nutrition, mental health and feminist perspective is a top priority for Marina. She believes we all deserve to feel at peace in our bodies and experience food freedom.
BNutDiet (Hons) - Monash University
Marina has completed professional development in the following areas:
Eating disorder training
The Non-Diet approach
Weight inclusive care for Insulin Resistance
Weight inclusive care for IBS
Weight inclusive care for PCOS
Marina engages in regular clinical supervision and self-reflection practices to ensure her clients receive high quality care.
Marina is available for consultation:
To make an appointment with Marina you can phone reception on 9650 9372 or book online here.