Since 1996, my business Wesley Nutrition Centre maintained a special interest in lapbanding, adjustable gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomies (gastric sleeves), biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and other obesity weight loss (bariatric) and metabolic surgeries. Wesley Nutrition Centre's online presence resided at foodtalk. FoodTalk continues now that I have formally closed my company.
From 1996 to 2011, I provided personalised advice for the patients of more than nine surgeons in Brisbane and surrounds and my weight loss surgery guides and books are used internationally.
In July 2011, I changed my dietetic practice and no longer see individual clients in rooms. I swapped my rooms for phone consults because I wanted to reach and help many, many more people right around Australia and the world. In 2022, I closed my books and ended my individual consulting entirely.
Until I closed my consulting, I attended the Obesity Surgeons Society Australia and New Zealand Conference (OSSANZ) conferences each year to find out the latest in bariatric surgery techniques (all forms of bariatric surgery - experimental and approved) and shared her food and nutrition knowledge with colleagues. I presented a nutrition paper at the OSSANZ conference in Darwin, Northern Territory, in April 2012 and attended the OSSANZ Conference in Nov 2010, 2013 (Gold Coast), 2015 (New Zealand), in 2016 (Sydney), and in 2017 (Adelaide, South Australia), and others.
I have been an invited presenter at professional meetings and a registered mentor for dietetic colleagues.
In 2017, I peer reviewed lectures and content for the Dietitians Association of Australia's (DAA) Advanced Bariatric Training Program for dietitians. The DAA invited me to review content because of my extensive knowledge and experience in weight loss bariatric surgeries.
A few of my important presentations and peer-reviewed works include:
Australian Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin published online. Co-authored Nutrition Management in Bariatric Surgery and the Healthcare Facility
September, 2013. Invited presenter in Bariatric Surgery Workshops and Ask the Expert panel at the inaugural iNova National GP Obesity Forum in Sydney.