About Us

Our Lively Eaters team consists of a range of experienced paediatric therapists from Dietetics, Infant Mental Health, Paediatrics, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.  We work together in a holistic way to support families with the many inter-twined factors which we know impact on and can be caused by children with feeding challenges.

Dr Emily Lively

– Founding Director –
– Doctor of Philosophy –

– Senior Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist – 

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy

BAppSc (Speech Pathology)
Member Speech Pathology Australia (PSR)

Emily has worked within paediatric inpatient, outpatient and community Speech Pathology since 2000. Read More

Lucy Anesbury

– Support Services –
– Therapy Assistant –

Qualifications:
Studying Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lucy is currently studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, but had previously undertaken a year of Law and Business. Lucy has found her calling in the dietetics world and hopes to enter the field of post-operative care. Read More

Julia Boase

– Senior Dietitian –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Graduate Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition
Victoria Trained SOS Practitioner
Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Julia is an Accredited Practising Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist with 16 years of experience. She has worked in some of Australia’s top tertiary public and private paediatric centres. Read More

Lynn Boyd

– Support Services Therapy Assistant –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Education

When not dodging hippos and elephants in Africa as a safari guide and lodge manager, Lynn has been a classroom teacher with a focus on working with children with special needs. Read More

Alice Bradley

Alice Bradley

– Senior Dietitian –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

Alice is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has a passion for working with children and families to overcome their feeding difficulties. Her main interests include disordered eating, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal issues & promoting healthy eating environments & habits in children and teenagers. Read More

Hannah Caon

Hannah Caon

– Senior Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Master of Speech Pathology
Member Speech Pathology Australia

Hannah has over 10 years of experience working with children both as an Early Childhood Educator and Speech Pathologist. She has a passion for collaborating with families to achieve the best outcomes for children. Read More

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Alex Clark

– Support Services –
– Administration –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Allied Health and Customer Service have always been Alex’s two main passions. The ability to assist people to live their lives in a fulfilled way and to also put a smile on their face. Read More

Libby Dunkley

Libby Dunkley

– Support Services –
– Therapy Assistant –

Qualifications:
Certificate 3 in Allied Health Assistant

Libby is a qualified Allied Health Assistant (cert 3 in Allied Health Assistant). She enjoys working alongside the therapists to keep sessions running smoothly and efficiently to give the clients the best outcomes.  Read More

Caroline Foster

– Support Services Administration –

Caroline’s forward-thinking and organised nature
places her in the perfect position to support Lively Eaters families with their administration requirements.
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Rachel George

– Senior Dietitian –

Qualifications:
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
BAppSc (Exercise and Sports Science)

Rachel is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 17 years experience. Read More

Nicola Gregson

Nicola Gregson

– Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Masters of Speech Pathology Studies
Bachelor of Psychological Science

Nicola is a qualified Speech Pathologist with experience in supporting children, adults and their families. Read More

Anika Hayne

– Support Services Administration –
– Senior Administration Coordinator –

Qualifications:
Studying a Bachelor of Social Work (honours)

Anika is studying a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at the University of South Australia. She has worked in a range of customer service/administration roles across different healthcare industries including pharmacy, radiology and mental health.
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Georgina Holloway

– Clinical Therapy Lead –
– Senior Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
BSc Clinical Language Sciences (Speech & Language Therapy)
Post Basic Dysphagia Qualification (UK)
Member of Speech Pathology Australia
Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
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Lisa Kermond

– Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Languages
Master of Speech Pathology
Member of Speech Pathology Australia

Lisa has been supporting children and young people in meeting their goals across a range of settings over the last 4 years.   Read More

Ana Lekic

Ana Lekic

– Dietitian –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ana is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who always knew she wanted to work alongside children and their families. Being the youngest in her family for many years, Ana developed a natural aura to care for her older cousin’s children and has a playful manner about herself. Read More

Will Liebing

– Occupational Therapist –
– Clinical Supervisor –

Qualifications:
Master of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Health Services Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Will is a registered Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve best outcomes. Read More

Zara Lyon

Zara Lyon

– Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
Member of Speech Pathology Australia

Zara is a certified practising Speech Pathologist. She has previous experience working in the NDIS sector supporting children in a range of areas. Having firstly started her journey at Lively Eaters with the student program, Zara found her love for paediatric feeding and swallowing. Read More

Lynly Mader

– Infant Mental Health Therapist –

Qualifications:
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy)
Diploma of Infant Mental Health
Member of AAOT & WAIMH

Lynly has over 27 years working with families experiencing multiple adversities. In this time she has worked both within Mental health and Paediatric settings. Read More

Skye Shute

Skye McGregor

– Discipline Lead –
– Senior Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology) Honours
Member of Speech Pathology Australia (PSR)

Since graduating from Flinders University in 2007, Skye has worked as a paediatric speech pathologist in both South Australia and Tasmania providing services in not for profit, private clinic and educational settings. Read More

Dr Dildeepa Naveen

– Paediatrician –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Medicine Surgery, India
Diploma in Othorhinolaryngology, India
Diploma in Child Health – Australia 2005
Fellowship (Paediatrics), Royal Australasian College of Physicians – 2005

As a parent, she understand the stress and anxiety associated with concerns about a child’s health, development or wellbeing.  Read More

Mary Parker

– Therapy Assistant –

Mary has previously worked in property law as a conveyancer. After having children, her interest in child development grew. She is currently studying a Bachelor in Health Science with the view to complete a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her organisational and multitasking skills are highly beneficial in her role in Support Services and as a Therapy Assistant.

Jasmine Poole

Jasmine Poole

– Dietitian –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jasmine is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has a strong passion for working and having fun with children. With a history of experience within schools and in Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), she enjoys building strong connections with a diverse range of children and determining what sparks their interests. Read More

Sumi Subramaniam

Sumi Subramaniam

– Practice Manager –

Qualifications:
LLB (Hons) University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London

Sumi is our kind, warm and helpful Practice Manager. She has a caring and positive mindset to assist with clients’ and service providers’ enquiries.
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