Mary-Kate Inkster B.Food.Sc., B.Nutr.Diet. APD
Mary-Kate is an experienced Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has worked in paediatric health for 15 years.
After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Mary-Kate began her career at tertiary Melbourne hospital, Monash Hospital where she worked as a clinical Dietitian for a number of years. Mary-Kate then discovered her passion for paediatric dietetics and took a role at The Royal Children’s Hospital. She has since worked at Monash Children’s Hospital and spent the past 8 years primarily working in the Paediatric Endocrine Department with children with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and weight management.
Whilst working in the clinical space, Mary-Kate has also undertaken a role on a research trial through Monash University, working with treatment-seeking adolescents who are either overweight or living with obesity, an area of health and a population group that Mary-Kate has a great passion for working with.
Mary-Kate has also undertaken some work with the Department of Health and Victorian Government, assisting in writing the Nutrition and Quality Food Standards for Paediatric Patients in Victorian Hospitals.
With two young children of her own, Mary-Kate is very passionate about paediatric nutrition and care and enjoys balancing her work with raising a young family.