Meet our Dietitians

Rebecca Hay - Sydney (The Sports Clinic, High Performance Physiotherapy)

Rebecca is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian with The Athletes Kitchen. She has experience across many areas in both clinical dietetics and private industry. She started her working career in 1993 as a Dietitian in the public hospital system. Following this she moved into the area research and then to private industry. She has worked with pharmaceutical and food companies and has been in private practice for the last 8 years.  Rebecca has consulted to St Jon of God Hospital in Burwood.

Areas of specialty for Rebecca include healthy eating, diabetes management, cholesterol management, IBS, food intolerance and eating disorders, She has a particular interest and experience in the area of sports nutrition and sports she has worked with include: swimming, soccer, sailing, endurance running, athletics (both track and field), adventure racing, road/mountain biking and triathlon. 

She works with athletes of all ages from primary school age to masters and all levels, from beginner to elite.

Some areas of focus in sports nutrition include: recovery, hydration, race nutrition strategy, sports supplements, making weight for competition (up or down), vegetarian eating,  menu planning and travel nutrition.

Education and Registrations:

  • Bachelor of Science (ANU)

  • Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics (Sydney Uni)

  • Accredited Sports Dietitian

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist

  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist

Some of Rebecca’s professional experience is listed below:

  • Cycling NSW

  • Sydney FC

  • NSW Swimming

  • Ryde Eastwood Rugby Union

  • NSWIS as a nutrition service provider

  • Australian Defence Force

  • Triathlon 220 Magazine

  • Consulting, presentations and workshops for many sporting clubs, personal trainers, rowing clubs and gyms.

  • The Biggest Looser Transformed

  • Rowing Australia

  • Cricket NSW

  • Elite Athlete Program at Sydney University

Rebecca herself has competed at a national and international level in sailing, is a 3 time Ironman Australia finisher, a 3 time finisher of The Peaks Challenge at Falls Creek, OXFAM Trailwalker finisher (the 100km!) and now competes in and road and mountain bike events. She was NSW WMS4 champion for Road Race, Time Trail and Criterium in 2014.


Stephanie Hage - Sydney (Hills Sports Medicine, Sydney West Sports Medicine)

Stephanie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian, with a particular interest in helping athletes achieve peak condition and performance. She has worked with athletes from a wide variety of sporting backgrounds and has experience in managing multiple nutrition issues at once, such as improving body composition, disordered eating habits, reduced energy availability and safely cutting weight for competitions.

 

Outside of sports dietetics, Stephanie also enjoys tackling more clinical issues, such as PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and food intolerances. Treating these types of nutrition issues is a major key to improving quality of life and age expectancy. However, she believes that prevention is better than treating an issue after onset, and it is therefore important to instil healthy eating habits that become part of an individuals’ lifestyle, and not just a short-term plan.

 

Stephanie is a powerlifter herself, and understands how optimal nutrition choices can affect strength, recovery, endurance and overall wellbeing. Through experimenting with her own diet and testing out different methods of eating to improve performance outcomes, Stephanie has seen the value in using smart diet and supplementation strategies to achieve her own strength goals.

 

Stephanie realises that each person is an individual, and therefore takes the time to thoroughly understand every client and create a plan that suits their lifestyle and needs. Her advice is always based on scientific principles, which are then used to develop simple and practical strategies for achieving each client’s goals. Stephanie finds satisfaction in seeing other people achieve their goals while maintaining a balanced lifestyle, and consequently preaches the principle of moderation, not deprivation.

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Sports Dietitian

Member of Dietitians Association of Australia

Member of Sports Dietitians Australia

 


Emilie Burgess - Hobart

Emilie Isles is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant. She has quality experience across a variety of sports nutrition and clinical areas having started her career at Royal Darwin Hospital before basing herself in Sydney. Emilie completed the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Diploma of Sports Nutrition in 2010.

With a comittment to professionalism and evidence-based practice, Emilie translates current scientific knowledge in the areas of general and sports nutrition into detailed practical advice. In addition to sports nutrition, Emilie has a particular interest in paediatric nutrition and diabetes. Emilie has been involved with a range of sports including: cricket, rugby league, soccer, rugby union, rowing, swimming and golf. Emilie enjoys working with junior athletes, particularly combining knowledge of high performance nutrition with cooking seminars.

 

Meet our International Dietitians


Sports Dietitian

Sports Dietitian

Zoe Watt

Zoë is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant. She has extensive experience across a variety of clinical, corporate health and health promotion areas, having worked in the UK and Melbourne before moving to Sydney and starting in private practice. Zoë completed the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Diploma of Sports Nutrition in 2010 and served on the board of Sports Dietitians Australia for 3 years.