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 Practising Dietitian, Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney, and the first dietitian in Australia to be board certified in Lifestyle Medicine.

Flavia leads a team of highly skilled researchers to conduct end to end nutrition and communications projects. Flavia obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto, and both her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and PhD in nutrition from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia, the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, a founding board member and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Flavia is passionate about improving the health of Australians, especially among children and adolescents, through research and its communication.

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
PROJECT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
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
SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Skye is an Accredited Practising Dietitian,  Assistant Professor, and research-convener to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice at Bond University. Skye’s approach to research is outcomes focused, ensuring all projects have measurable impact on health.

Skye has over 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, nutrition screening and assessment, and health service original research.

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.

Molly Warner
MNutrDietPrac, BBiotechMedRes, APD
RESEARCH DIETITIAN
Molly is an Accredited Practising Dietitian working with patients individually and in group settings in private practice.

Molly has published qualitative, mixed methods and systematic review research in the areas of telehealth in dietary management of chronic disease, and malnutrition in older adults. She completed her Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice at Bond University, where she continues to conduct research. Her interests lie in the gut microbiome, and weight-inclusive nutrition and lifestyle approaches to improve quality of life.

Hania Rahimi-Ardabili
BSc and MSc (Nutrition), PhD
NUTRITION SCIENTIST
Hania completed her PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW, and previously obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nutrition Science.

She has well-developed quantitative and qualitative research skills with more than nine years of training and experience. Her research interest lies in behaviour change techniques and online interventions for weight management and improving health behaviour. Hania has great experience in leading and conducting systematic reviews and research studies such as randomised controlled trials and mixed-method studies.

Michelle Blumfield
PhD, BNutrDiet (Hons), APD
PROJECT MANAGER
Michelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 10 years’ experience. She graduated from the University of Newcastle with both a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) and a PhD in Nutrition

Michelle has worked as a researcher in universities across Victoria and New South Wales and currently holds an affiliate appointment at Monash University. Michelle’s research has focused on the dietary intakes of women during pregnancy and its impact on maternal and offspring health outcomes. Michelle is also a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and American Society for Nutrition.

Cinthya Wibisono
PhD, BND (Hons.), BCom, APD
RESEARCH DIETITIAN
Cinthya Wibisono is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a PhD from the University of Wollongong.

Her PhD investigated the impact of food choice on diet quality in weight loss intervention settings, and Cinthya’s experience as an APD extends to providing nutrition consultancy services across a variety of settings, including private practice, corporate and community.
Cinthya is a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA), Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) and a provisional member of the Sports Dietitians of Australia (SDA). Cinthya also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), with over 10 years of professional experience in various Marketing roles.

Anika Rouf
PhD Candidate, MNutrDiet, BBiomedSc, APD
RESEARCH DIETITIAN
Anika Rouf is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and is a Media Spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). She has recently submitted her PhD at the University of Sydney

Anika’s PhD investigated the use of social media to improve eating habits of young adults and incorporated the addition of behaviour change techniques. She has experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. She also has a particular interest in communicating nutrition using digital platforms and has written pieces for several magazines.

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