APD, BNutDiet, BSc

Amanda Jackson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with expertise in managing food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal diseases, immune disorders and kidney disease. She has over 11 years dietetic experience and is the Senior Dietitian for the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department and a senior member of the Clinical Nutrition Department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Amanda sees adults and adolescents 12 years or older in the practice.

Amanda obtained her dietetic degree from Monash University in 2008 and for the past 11 years has worked as a Clinical Dietitian at two of Melbourne’s major public hospitals. 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.

Joining the Clinical Nutrition team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Amanda has continued to develop her expertise in several specialty areas. Over the last 3 years she has worked with patients with chronic and end stage kidney disease and continued to work with patients with complex food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal and immunological disorders. This led to Amanda developing the position of Dietitian for the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department.

As an experienced Dietitian, Amanda provides evidence-based nutrition advice which is both practical and supportive of individual healthcare needs. She is passionate about promoting an individual’s wellbeing and 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 community. She is a professional member of Dietitians Australia, Coeliac Australia and Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). 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.

Outside of the workplace, Amanda is a passionate cook, loves spending time with her husband and 2 children and enjoys travelling and participating in winter sports.

She has specific interest and expertise in the following areas:

  • Food Allergies
  • Food Intolerance (including the RPAH Elimination Diet and Low FODMAP Diet)
  • Gastrointestinal conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Immune disorders, including Coeliac Disease, Primary Immunodeficiencies and a variety of Autoimmune conditions
  • Chronic and End stage Kidney Disease

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