BN&D (Nutrition and Dietetics, Aus), Certified Sports Dietitian (SDA, Aus)
Parkway Cancer Centre
Graduated from Flinders University, South Australia with a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics and obtained further certificates in renal nutrition from the Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service as well as sport nutrition for dietitian from Sports Dietitian Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Gerard started work as a dietitian at one of Parkways’ clinic counselling patients with chronic diseases. However, his love for sports also saw him working alongside some of Singapore’s top athletes in preparation for major Games as well as Australian state athletes who would later go on to represent their Nation.
In Australia, he played a key role in helping children with type 1 diabetes and their families manage the condition but also consulted with patients with type 2 and gestational diabetes. Part of his work also revolved around bridging the language and culture gap of Indigenous Australians with kidney failure, helping them understand the dietary strategies needed to get the best outcome while on dialysis.
He is currently practicing at Parkway Cancer Centre, developing his specialty in cancer nutrition. He derives joy from being able to effect changes and improve patient’s health outcomes. In amongst seeing patients, he also conducts nutrition workshops helping to dispel some of the common myths surrounding cancer and nutrition.