ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN, ACCREDITED NUTRITIONIST

BND (NUT & DIET) (HONS)

Kate is recognised as one of Brisbane’s leading and most sought after Dietitians, being appointed as an Executive Committee Member of Dietitians Association Australia (DAA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group.

Kate is especially skilled in addressing client’s eating behaviour and relationships with food, claiming that “why and how a person eats is often more important than what they eat”.

Kate is particularly passionate about assisting those with disordered eating and weight concerns to implement sustainable changes to improve their physical and mental health. Through her commitment to this area, Kate has co-developed Compassion Focused Therapy for eating and weight concerns ‘Radiance’ program run at The Centre For Integrative Health and regularly provides presentations to schools, health professionals, child-care centres, workplaces and gyms.

Kate has gained extensive experience working with a variety of populations and is the coordinator of the Mental Health Practitioners Network Brisbane Eating and Weight Management group, providing training opportunities for psychologists and allied health professionals. Kate is also our Clinic Manager, supporting our clinicians and administration team to provide the highest quality care to our clients and referrers.

Kate Pollard

 Specialist Training
  • Non-Dieting Approach for Dietitians: Fiona Willer
  • Essential Counselling Skills for Dietitians: Tara MacGregor
  • Client centered approach to weight management: Dr Rick Kausman
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Elimination Diet: Anne Swain
  • Children’s eating behaviours: Ellyn Satter
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) National Conference 2016 (Christchurch)
  • CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders: Kim Hurst
  • Writing For Eating Disorders Workshop: June Alexander
  • Maudlsey Family Based Therapy
Publications
  • Hollis, J. Williams L. Young, M. Pollard, K. Collins, C. & Morgan P. (2014). Compliance to step count and vegetable serve recommendations mediates weight gain prevention in mid-age, premenopausal women. Findings of the 40-Something RCT. 83: 33-41.
Awards
  • SARRAH Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Memberships
  • Dietitians Association Australia – Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Executive Committee Member – Dietitians Association Australia (DAA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group
  • Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Brisbane Eating and Weight Management Group – coordinator
  • Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
  • Association of Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)