Our Team

The diversity of our team’s highly qualified skill set ensures that we can conduct and excel on any research project related to nutrition and health, and communicate it in the most engaging and impactful way- with both our words, and our visuals.

Flavia Fayet-Moore
PhD, MNutrDiet, APD, RNutr, FASLM
ceo
Flavia is a registered nutritionist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, board certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, and Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney.

Flavia graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences Specialist), obtained her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and went on to complete a PhD in nutrition both from the University of Sydney. Flavia’s research focus is on the assessment of diet and nutritional status in large population studies and in the field of nutrigenomics. She is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia, the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, and is a founding board member and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dennis Xenos
executive chairman
Dennis was a principal in his Chartered Accountant’s firm for 18 years, is passionate about building small to medium enterprises and developing pathways and processes to facilitate growth and deliver high-level Board objectives.

He develops processes at the Board level and implements them through Senior Management to achieve macro business objectives, including implementing the tools to drive process and cultural change. Dennis specialises in Board participation and statutory compliance and brings his expertise in Finance Directorship to our fast-growing enterprise.

Tim Cassettari
BSc(Hons), BAppSc, APD
RESEARCH & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Tim leads the delivery of world-class nutrition research and communications projects.

Tim’s experience as a dietitian spans over eight years across the food industry, retail and as a consultant, including roles at Kellogg and Woolworths, and today he is recognised for his unique expertise across nutrition science, health communications and food regulations. He has been the lead author on several systematic reviews for health claim substantiations, co-author several peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has worked on national consumer and health-care professional communication campaigns for some of Australia’s largest food brands.

Tim is a highly regarded writer and speaker, presenting regularly at businesses and being an invited speaker at scientific conferences.

Kylie Abbott
PhD, BNutrDiet, APD
RESEARCH DIETITIAN
Kylie is also a Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and her PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry.

Kylie’s research focuses on the role of nutrition in the development and prevention of non-communicable diseases, including type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cancer. She is co-author on several scientific publications and has expertise in clinical research design, nutritional epidemiology, systematic literature reviews, and assessment and evaluation of dietary biomarkers. She is an active member of the Nutrition Society of Australia, The Australian Diabetes Society, The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance, and is an affiliate researcher with the Hunter Medical Research Institute under their Cardiovascular Research arm.

Emily Duve
MPH, BPESS
RESEARCH LEADER
Emily completed a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology and a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

She has experience in various research settings, including psychosocial, physical activity and nutrition research. In particular, Emily has gained in-depth experience in conducting qualitative, as well as mixed methods research. Emily is the research lead in a diverse range of research and communications activities such as participant recruitment, process evaluation, interviewing, qualitative coding, statistical analysis, systematic literature review, manuscript writing and the translation of research into simple and practical key messages.

Skye Marshall
PhD, APD
SENIOR RESEARCH DIETITIAN
Skye is a dietitian, Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow and research-lead to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice at Bond University.

Skye has 10-years’ experience in nutrition and dietetics research, has led large multidisciplinary teams to implement prospective funded clinical trials, and has supervised Masters students and PhD students through to completion. Skye also provides mentorship to multiple clinicians to support practice-based research. Skye’s research focuses on evidence-based practice in dietetics and health services; and is targeted to the specific fields of ageing nutrition, gastroenterology, oncology, and bariatrics. Skye’s specialist research skills include systematic reviews, diagnostic accuracy studies, and hospital-based original research. Skye’s approach to research is outcomes focused, ensuring all projects have measurable impact on health.

Peter Petocz
PhD
STATISTICIAN
Peter is an applied statistician with extensive experience working as an academic in various universities.

In particular, he has almost three decades of experience working in the field of nutritional research, together with other areas of interest such as orthodontics, diabetes research and statistical pedagogy. He holds a doctorate in statistics from the University of New South Wales, as well as qualifications in mathematics, education and music. He is co-author on over 100 research articles in various aspects of nutritional research, utilising a whole range of statistical methods including basic descriptive and graphical approaches, linear and generalised linear modelling, and meta-analyses. He has been an elected member of the International Statistical Institute since 2004.

Andrew Mcconnell
BSc (Math)
DATA ANALYST & MATHEMATICIAN
Andrew completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Advanced Mathematics at the University of Sydney.

He has worked as a data analyst for over a decade both in Australia and internationally, both in the public and private sectors. Andrew has been the chief data analyst for NRAUS since 2013 and has performed the statistical analysis and been co-author on more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In addition to his role with NRAUS, Andrew has processed and analysed vast amounts of ABS survey and census data while working for the ABS and other government agencies.

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