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 – Director
– Paediatric Speech Pathologist –

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

Larissa Ashton

Larissa Ashton
– Speech Pathologist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Flinders University)

Larissa has worked as a speech pathologist with children and families around the world since graduating from Flinders University in 2006. This has included regional South Australia, Adelaide, Perth, around the United Kingdom and in the Philippines. Read More

Rebecca Barnard

Rebecca Barnard
– Paediatric Occupational Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Distinction (Otago Polytechnic)
Registered Therapist with APHRA

Rebecca is a New Zealand trained Occupational Therapist who moved to Adelaide in 2018. She is passionate about working with children and their families to share and enjoy positive mealtime experiences together. Read More

Julia Boase
– Paediatric 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
– Paediatric Dietitian –

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
– Paediatric Speech Pathologist –

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
– Support Services –

Sarah is your friendly, welcoming first point 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 providing administrative support to our staff. With over 15 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.

Georgina Holloway
– Paediatric Speech Pathologist –

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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Amalie Hooper
– Office Manager –

Amalie has over 16 years experience in administration and customer service and brings a friendly and professional manner to our front office and administration services. She looks forward to helping you when you next contact or visit the Lively Eaters office. Read More

Rachel George
– Paediatric 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

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

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
– Speech Pathologist –

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
– Paediatric Occupational 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

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