Amanda Jackson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with expertise in managing food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal diseases, immune disorders and kidney disease. She has over 13 years of dietetic experience and is the Senior Dietitian for the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Amanda sees adult and adolescent patients 14 years or older in the practice.
Amanda obtained her dietetic degree from Monash University in 2008 and for the past 13 years has worked at two of Melbourne’s major public health services. At The Alfred Hospital she worked as the Dietitian for the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Department, and the Lung Transplant Service. Here she developed expertise in managing food allergies, food intolerances, complex respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, and immune disorders.
Relocating to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Amanda continued to advance her dietetic skills in a range of speciality areas before taking on the role of renal dietitian for 5 years. During this time Amanda continued to provide consultation for patients with complex food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal and immunological disorders. In 2017 she successfully established the Allergy nutrition service where she continues to work today as the Senior Dietitian for the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department.
In 2018, Amanda also commenced working in the private sector as the Dietitian for Melbourne Allergy Asthma and Immunology consultants. As an experienced Dietitian, Amanda provides practical and evidence-based nutrition advice which focuses on individuals healthcare needs. She is also passionate about enhancing her patients overall wellbeing and actively discourages dietary changes that are not scientifically sound, or likely to create unnecessary stress.
Beyond patient care, Amanda is involved in teaching, training and resource development for the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the broader dietetic and allergy community. She is a member of Dietitians Australia, Coeliac Australia and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Dietitian Committee. She has also completed additional dietetic training and holds a Professional Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Food Allergy and Intolerance, Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics, and has successfully completed the Monash University ‘Low FODMAP Diet for IBS’ Dietitian course.
She has specific interest and expertise in the following areas: