Director of Metro Consultancy
Amy is a New Zealand qualified, experienced and Registered Dietitian.
Amy founded Metro Consultancy in 2006. Metro Consultancy was formulated due to a high demand of a Dietitian Service within primary care to improve the health of your patients and New Zealanders.
Amy also works as a Practice Supervisor Lead Dietitian at the Auckland Diabetes Centre. She was featured as a nutrition expert for World TV and and as a media dietitian for the New Zealand Dietetics Association. She has also appeared on Radio Rhema and NewsTalk ZB.
Qualifications and training
Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition from University of Otago (1998-2000)
Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from University of Otago (2002)
Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition from University of Otago (2003)
Certificate of Self Management in Chronic Disease from Flinders Model (2005)
Certificate of Psychodietetics (2005)
Masters of Health Sciences (Hons) from University of Auckland (2009) – ‘Perception of Weight’
PhD in Biomedical Sciences on Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (PREVIEW study) from 2013 - 2018
Accredited Cambridge Weight Plan New Zealand Consultant
Previous work experience
Amy previously worked in the weight loss industry as the centre coordinator for Jenny Craig’s largest centre in Australasia and was sent to other centres around New Zealand as acting centre manager when needed.
In 2002, Amy worked as a Clinical Dietitian for two years in Hawkes Bay District Health Board in the areas of paediatric covering:
Paediatric metabolic clinic
Adult renal ward
General medical and surgical wards
She then moved to the United Kingdom for her ‘OE’ (overseas experience). She worked as a Locum Clinical Dietitian in many prestige hospitals in the UK:
AFTER RETURNING FROM THE UK
Following Amy’s return from overseas, she worked at the Tamaki Healthcare Primary Health Organisation (PHO) as the PHO Dietitian. Her objective was to implement a Dietitian Service within the PHO, as the service was high in demand by both the referrers (doctors and nurses) and the patients.
The Dietitian within Primary Health Care project was submitted and has been selected as a finalist for the Health Innovations Award under the Primary Care category.
From 2007, Amy became the Practice Supervisor Diabetes Dietitian at Auckland Diabetes Centre, Auckland District Health Board.
In 2008-2009, Amy completed her Masters in Health Sciences on Perception of Weight in people with Type 2 Diabetes. From 2013, Amy commenced her PhD studies on the PREVIEW trial and graduated in 2019 with her PhD doctorate in Biomedical Science.
In 2019, Amy was awarded with the Chief Research Award, awarded by the Directorate of Allied Health, ADHB.