Amanda Jackson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with specific expertise in food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal diseases, and immune disorders. She is the Dietitian for the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department and a member of the Clinical Nutrition Department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Amanda sees adults and adolescents 12 years or older in the practice.
Amanda graduated from Monash University in 2008 and commenced her career as a Clinical Dietitian at The Alfred Hospital in 2009. Over the next 5 years she performed the role of Dietitian for the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Department, and the Paediatric and Adult Lung Transplant Service. Here she developed specific skills in managing food allergies, intolerances, complex respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, and immune disorders.
At the end of 2013, Amanda moved to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. As a member of the Clinical Nutrition department, she has worked alongside several specialist areas including gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery and most recently, chronic and end stage kidney disease. In this role, Amanda has advocated strongly for allergy and immunology patients to have access to dietetic services.
In 2017 she commenced her current position as the Dietitian for the Allergy and Clinical Immunology department. Amanda is responsible for assessing and educating patients with complex food allergies, intolerances and immune disorders. Amanda provides practical strategies and advice on avoiding foods that cause allergic reactions, and managing food intolerances and gastrointestinal symptoms. She is also focused on optimising patients’ diets to be nutritionally adequate, ensuring they receive their optimal level of nutrition for growth, repair and day to day function. Beyond patient care, Amanda is involved in teaching, training and resource development for both the Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Clinical Nutrition departments.
Amanda is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia, associate member of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and an associate member (provisional) of Sports Dietitians Australia. She also holds a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (unit 1) completed at the Royal Children's Hospital. Outside of the workplace, Amanda is a passionate cook, loves spending time with her young family and enjoys travelling and winter sports.
She has specific interest and expertise in the following areas: