Meet our Dietitian Delia Clarke
Delia always knew she wanted to help people. When she discovered there was a career where she was able to better people’s lives while talking about food, becoming a dietitian was an obvious choice for her. This was an even more compelling career since it involved improving the health of others.
In her professional career it is clear that good things come in threes:
She has completed three degrees: BA in International Development Studies; BSc in Biology; and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Her studies and training were conducted at three universities: Deakin University in Geelong; Flinders University in Adelaide; and Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.
For 20 years she has gained experience in three different countries: here on home soil in Australia, in Cambodia, as well as in the UK.
Delia enjoys the variety and challenges that come with the territory of being a dietitian. No two patients or two situations are the same. With a wide range of knowledge and talents, it is no wonder what Delia has accomplished in her career that spans over two decades:
- She formed part of a Chronic Disease Management team that provided nutritional advice to patients, especially adults with mental illnesses and/or learning disabilities.
- Delia was a mentor to the Nutrition Focal Point in Cambodia. They were responsible for all nutritional activities (such as young child feeding and growth monitoring) in the Stung Treng province.
- Her skills became particularly handy in managing and assessing inbound and outbound patients with a variety of diseases and injuries.
Her compassion for people, love for health and wellbeing, and inclination to help people to become a better version of themselves makes Delia a dietitian you want on your side. The extensive experience she gained in aspects such as weight loss, healthy nutrition for chronic diseases, and liaising with other health professionals will come in handy, no matter what your needs are.
Delia loves being active. Swimming and yoga are her sports of choice, but since Covid made this a bit difficult, walking will have to do for now. She also enjoys going out to brunch, drinking chai lattes, geocaching, reading and watching movies.