Meet our Sydney based Dietitians

Rebecca Hay

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
  • 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 and now competes in and road and mountain bike events.

Hermes Pallotta

Hermes is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports dietitian with a primary interest in performance nutrition for athletes. He is also a successful sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach, currently working in a variety of sports. He is currently consulting to major football clubs including Sydney FC and Parramatta FC as well as national youth athletes. He has also had experience in individual sports including track and field and weightlifting.

Hermes likes to take a holistic approach to health integrating the physical, nutritional, and mental components of wellbeing. His areas of speciality include sports nutrition for team and court based sports, sport supplementation and weight loss including all associated disorders. Having gone through his own personal weight loss journey, he knows the challenges and struggles that come with making lifestyle changes. That is why he is committed to helping you build a life you are comfortable living.

Hermes is also dedicated to meeting your needs if you aim to improve your physical capacity, mood and cognition. As a developing youth athlete growing up, Hermes was most interested in maximising his own performance both on an off the field. His experiences and extensive research have highlighted the importance of nutrition in achieving an individuals goals. Therefore, he believes sports nutrition shouldn’t be exclusively for athletes, but rather for anyone looking to perform at their best.

Education and Registrations


  • Bachelor of Exercises and Sports Science
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian
  • Sports Dietitian
  • Level 1 ISAK
  • Level 2 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach

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.


 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Emilie Burgess

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.