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.

Emily Lively
– Founding Director-

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

PhD Candidate (Flinders University)

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

Julia Boase
– 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

Alice Bradley

Alice Bradley
– 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

Libby Dunkley

Libby Dunkley
– Allied Health Assistant –

Qualifications:
cert 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. Libby has worked in hospitality for several years including as a food service assistant at Flinders Private Hospital covering diverse roles. Read More

Hannah Caon

Hannah Caon
– 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

Sarah Coventry

Sarah Coventry
– Practice Manager –

Sarah is one of your friendly, welcoming first points of contact at Lively Eaters. She has a caring and efficient approach to assisting with client enquiries. Behind the scenes she ensures the smooth running of the practice by overseeing therapy requirements, providing support to our staff and families and upholding the safety requirements within our Centre. With over 20 years experience providing care and support to practices, Sarah most enjoys the rewarding nature of working within a team who help make a difference to the lives of families.

Donna Hanna

Donna Hanna
– Support Services –

Donna joins Lively Eaters with over ten years in Customer Service and a Bachelor of Social Work. She has experience working with children under the Guardianship of the Minister and high school students. Donna enjoys welcoming clients and seeing positive outcomes for families. She feels fortunate to be part of a team that cares for children and families. Read More

Georgina Holloway
– Clinical Lead –

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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Rachel George
– 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

Bernadette Kent

Bernadette Kent
– Support Services –

Bernadette brings over 12 years experience working in business administration roles in the medical and legal fields in Australia and Hong Kong. Bernadette has also worked as a case manager in an early intervention setting with children and families and has recently completed a Bachelor of Social Science. Read More

Davita Koh - Occupational Therapist

Davita Koh   

– Feeding Therapist – 

Qualifications:

Master of Occupational Therapy

Davita is a registered Occupational Therapist who has worked with children with a range of complex developmental and mental health conditions such as Global Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.  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

Gemma Morath –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Gemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, who’s career transition into this health profession was motivated through her own family experience. Gemma’s three daughters have all experienced food allergy in their early years, and as a result Gemma has seen first hand the benefits that nutrition support from a Dietitian has provided. 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

Skye Shute

Skye Shute
– 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

Jessica Smith
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy)
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
Registered Therapist with AHPRA

Jess is a passionate Occupational Therapist with over 7 years experience working with children and families. She has supported children across many settings, including home, kindergarten, school and clinic and has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Read More

Emma Wright

Emma Wright
– Social Worker –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Social Work
Registered member of AASW & ANZASW

Emma is a registered social worker in both Australia (AASW) and New Zealand (ANZASW). She is very interested in attachment theory, children’s development, building trust through relationships and the influence that environment has on behaviour. Read More