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

– Discipline Lead –

– 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

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.

Natalie DePasquale

Natalie DePasquale

– Dietitian –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Flinders University)

Natalie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who fosters a love of food. Natalie has previously worked in both public and private practice before following her interest of working with families and children with feeding challenges. 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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Dr Shabnam Kashef

Dr Shabnam Kashef

– Dietitian –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
PhD in early childhood nutrition

Shab is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about working with children and families. With a PhD in early childhood nutrition, Shab particularly enjoys working with younger children and the challenges they might face. Read More

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

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

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

Winter Marshall

– Therapy Assistant –

Qualifications:
Studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Winter is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of South Australia.
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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

Lauren McMaster

Lauren McMaster

– Dietitian –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Post graduate diploma of dietetics (South Africa)
Accredited Practising Dietitian (Dietitians Australia)

Lauren is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a decade of experience in the dynamic field of nutrition. Her comprehensive experience includes managing a wide range of conditions, such as gastroenterology disorders, food allergies, cystic fibrosis, paediatric diabetes, cerebral palsy, picky eating, and weight management.
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Kady Moraby

Kady Moraby

– Senior Speech Pathologist –
– Feeding Therapist –

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology)

Kady brings 15 years of specialist Speech Pathology clinical experience to our Lively Eaters team. Since graduating from The University of Sydney, she has worked as a paediatric speech pathologist in both Sydney and Adelaide. 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