Graduates from the April ceremony earlier this year have found dietetic positions in a wide range of settings. These have included new graduate positions in hospitals, exciting positions in country Australia, new enterprises and private practice.
Natalie Skinner is currently working at Flinders Medical Centre in the graduate position, likewise, Cassie Smith is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A bit further from home, Tayla McCourt is working as a dietitian in the Southern Wheatbelt region in WA. Tayla has a service area of approximately 400 square kilometres which includes 7 hospitals. Her role covers inpatients, outpatients, residential aged care, food service and health promotion. Not too far from Tayla is Laura Nairn who is working in Northam, WA, at a GP clinic. Laura also does outreach work and travels to a radius of 200km, where her role is a mixture of community and clinical dietetics.
Tara Rawson has found herself in Darwin working at the private hospital. She is the chronic disease dietitian for 7 remote communities within the NT, flying out weekly and assisting with outreach work in the Indigenous communities. Jarrad Badcock and Rebecca Fry have embarked on their own business together and have established a private practice in the Adelaide Hills. Also going down the private practice avenue is Gemma Prendergast, Helen Jackson and Joyce Haddad to name a few.
Georgia Bevan is currently working for Corporate Bodies International doing corporate health work. She is also extending her scope of practice to other areas of practice such as sleep/fatigue, mindfulness and health coaching. Outside of dietetics, Georgia has a strong focus on AFL, she is the president of Morphettville Park Women’s Football Club, leading their team to their third premiership win. Georgia is awaiting the draft on October 12th to see if she can make the Adelaide Crows football team for the 2017 Women’s AFL. Our fingers are crossed for you Georgia!