MEET OUR TEAM

PSYCHOLOGY

Dr Emma Dove (she/her)

DIRECTOR & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

EDUCATION

BSc (Hons), PG Diploma (Science), MPsych (Clinical Psychology), PhD

PROFILE

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician specialising in the treatment of people with eating disorders and weight difficulties, as well as treating anxiety, perfectionism, panic, low self-esteem and depression. Emma has a compassionate and patient therapeutic approach and is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that help people to understand and address eating and weight concerns.

Emma has trained extensively in gold standard treatments for eating disorders, including Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Therapy. Emma was previously a member of the specialist eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), and has worked as a clinician on the Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme and on the national SWAN research trial of treatments for adults with anorexia nervosa.

Emma has worked as an academic researcher in the fields of mental health, diabetes and disordered eating in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Emma maintains an interest in research and has published book chapters and journal articles examining psychological assessment and treatment of disordered eating. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, such as an invited plenary presentation on Binge Eating Disorder to the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Emma is a sessional lecturer at Curtin University, and is a current member of the ANZAED, and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Dr Bianca Petterson (she/her)

DIRECTOR & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), GradDipPsych (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in nutrition. She is experienced in helping people to develop more helpful and healing approaches to eating and body image. She is qualified to treat a range of psychological difficulties using evidence-based treatments consistent with current psychological research. Her focus is in the treatment of eating disorders and associated issues, both in adults and adolescents, and has special interest in the areas of selective (‘fussy’) eating and excessive/compulsive exercise. She is passionate about guiding individuals and families toward the development of functional patterns of behaviours and attitudes relating to food, eating and appearance.

Bianca completed a Nutrition degree at Curtin University, before completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Sydney University, followed by the completion of a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Western Australia. During her post-graduate training, she completed an internship with the eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI).

Bianca’s approach to therapy is one of warmth, compassion and dedication. She believes in delivering person-centred evidence-based treatment, and working in collaborative and respectful partnerships with clients and colleagues. She is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), and is a credentialed eating disorder clinician.

Stephen Cohen (he/him)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Physical Education & Masters in Clinical Psychology.

PROFILE

Stephen is a clinical psychologist interested in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Stephen completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and then a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia.

Stephen has clinical experience working with people across the lifespan, in mental health, trauma, death, loss, family issues and child protection experiencing a range of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, life adjustment issues and borderline personality disorder.

He has extensive experience in working with self-harming and suicidal clients. Stephen is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

Stephen’s role is to provide a safe space to address problematic issues that target beneficial changes for individuals and families.

ALISE BENDER (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR 
EDUCATION

BPsych (Hons), MPsych(Professional), MPsych (Clinical Psychology)

PROFILE

Alise is a dedicated Clinical Psychology Registrar whose passion lies in the realms of neurodiversity and eating disorders. Graduating with a Master of Clinical Psychology from Curtin University in 2021, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to her practice.

During her academic journey, Alise delved into significant research areas, investigating the impact of childhood emotional abuse on the development of bulimia nervosa, and exploring the efficacy of behavioural activation in treating childhood depression. Her commitment to understanding these complex issues underscores her dedication to improving mental health outcomes.

Alise’s professional focus revolves around aiding young neurodiverse individuals grappling with a myriad of challenges, including eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and perfectionism. She is particularly driven to bridge the gap in the treatment of autistic individuals with eating disorders through ongoing research and training initiatives.

In her therapeutic practice, Alise employs a warm, client-centered, strengths-based approach. She believes in fostering mutual trust and connection with her clients as foundational to the therapeutic process, ensuring a supportive environment for growth and healing.

Outside of her work, Alise finds solace in nature, often immersing herself in outdoor adventures or enjoying the tranquility of the ocean through swimming. A bibliophile at heart, she can often be found engrossed in a thrilling crime novel. Additionally, she cherishes moments spent with friends over brunch, savoring the simple joys of life.

Gabby Lubieniecki (she/her)

COUNSELLOR, LIVED EXPERIENCE CLINICAN & GROUP FACILITATOR 
EDUCATION

BAPsych, GradCertOrgChangMan, MCoun, CEDC, PhD Candidate

PROFILE

Gabby is a certified trained Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa Clinician who is currently undertaking her PhD on the Impact of Medical Trauma in the Severe and Enduring Eating Disorder Population. Gabby offers a person-centred approach and is passionate about working with clients in a respectful, individualised, and holistic manner. Her work is grounded in trauma-informed care principles, and she draws on her clients’ strengths and works with them to explore issues, provide care and support.

She offers counselling and therapy for a variety of clientele, with a special interest in severe and enduring eating disorders. Gabby also has experience in perfectionism, anxiety and complex trauma. She has an integrative therapy approach, and draws upon schema therapy and inner child work, as well as developing self-compassion strategies.

Gabby has lived experience of recovering from a severe and enduring eating disorder and draws upon that experience to help people understand the origins of their eating disorder, the purpose they serve and begin to explore life without eating disorder behaviours.

In her spare time, you’ll find Gabby enjoying the WA sun (after a decade in Melbourne), her head buried in books, and snuggling with her mini schnauzer, Albert.

Gabriel offers both telehealth and in-person appointments and sees clients both in Western Australia and nationally.

Lana Hayes (she/her)

PSYCHOLOGIST 
EDUCATION

BPsych (Hons), GradDip Education

PROFILE

Lana is a Registered Psychologist that is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders. She has extensive experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and across the lifespan through her work in schools in regional and metropolitan areas. She has worked with people experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns and has developed a specific interest in eating disorder treatment.

Lana is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational Interviewing; however, she believes the therapeutic relationship is the real cornerstone of therapy. Her approach combines best practice with empathy, curiosity, and humility. Through this approach, she aims to create a safe and non-judgemental experience that empowers individuals to find their own motivation for change through understanding themselves, their strengths, and what drives them. Lana welcomes all people to this space, including those from the LGBTIQA+, culturally diverse, and neurodivergent communities.

When she’s not in the clinic, Lana enjoys painting and sewing, trips to the beach, spending time with her dog, or getting out and about with friends and family.

Emily Ripley (she/her)

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST 
Based at The Swan Centre South West
EDUCATION

BSoc.Sc (Psychology), GradDipAdv (Psychology), MPsych (Prof)

PROFILE

Emily is a warm and compassionate provisionally registered psychologist who has completed a Master of Professional Psychology and working toward completion of a Master of Clinical Psychology. Emily has a number of years of counselling experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of mental health and post-traumatic challenges. Emily is trained in evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition, Emily has trained in trauma sensitive, person centred and anti-oppressive therapeutic approaches and embeds these in her clinical practice.

Emily is also a qualified yoga teacher and has a strong interest in the evidence-based integration of somatic and mindfulness practices into therapy.

Emily prioritises a strong therapeutic relationship as a foundation for growth and change and is interested in how interpersonal and family system experiences affect the ways we feel and act. Emily is committed to a therapeutic space where people feel accepted as they are, respected for their strengths and contributions and supported to change as they are ready.

Outside of work, you might find Emily pottering about in the garden, wandering in the bush with her dog or playing any card or board game she can find with friends.

Dr Dylan Gilbey (he/him)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION
PROFILE

Dylan is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar interested in working with people experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Dylan completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where he is currently working on his PhD. He has previously volunteered as a counsellor for LGBTQIA+ people in need of mental and sexual health support, and completed a placement at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where he worked with young people experiencing severe mental health difficulties.

Dylan has clinical experience working with people across the lifespan, experiencing a range of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and borderline personality disorder. He has extensive experience in working with sexuality and gender-diverse people. Dylan is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and his approach as a therapist is flexible, authentic and validating.

Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & SOUTH WEST CLINICAL LEAD
Based at Swan Centre South West

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD

PROFILE

Jessica is a psychologist with a special interest in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. She completed her clinical psychology training and PhD at the University of Western Australia, conducting research exploring the experience of disgust in anorexia nervosa. She has published several papers and chapters in this area, and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences.

Before commencing work at the Swan Centre, Jessica spent two years working in an inpatient eating disorders service at the Priory Roehampton, London. In this role, she was part of a large multi-disciplinary team providing services and support to children, adolescents and their families. Prior to this, she was employed at the University of Western Australia’s Counselling and Psychology Service.

Jessica is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to her clients in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and a warm, empathic stance as the basis of positive change and therapy outcomes.

Dr Anthea Fursland (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

PROFILE

Anthea has worked for 40 years in the eating disorders field, with experience in the UK and the USA. Now living in Australia, she was previously the Director of the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) and the Director of the Western Australia Eating Disorders Outreach & Consultation Service (WAEDOCS). She now works in private practice, offering single-session psychological assessment, training and consultation.

Anthea has been involved in service development, applied clinical research and training. She has trained and supervised clinicians throughout Australia in CBT-E. She has co-authored many peer-reviewed papers and created a web-based self-help resource.

Anthea serves on the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is a member of the Australian Government Department of Health Eating Disorders Technical Advisory Group. She is past-president of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). In 2011 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); in 2015 she was awarded the ANZAED Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2019 she received the AED Outstanding Clinician Award.

Erin Nichols

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

BA Psych (Hons) & MPsych

 

PROFILE

Erin is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, specializing in collaborative multi-disciplinary care for individuals grappling with eating disorders and body image concerns. She earned her Master of Psychology from Edith Cowan University, and her professional journey at The Swan Centre is enriched by her prior experiences in community mental health, as well as her role as an educator and researcher in the field of psychology.

Erin holds membership in the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists and is an active participant in Size Inclusive Health Australia. Her dedication lies in the application of evidence-based methodologies to empower clients in cultivating a harmonious relationship with both food and their bodies.

Throughout her career, Erin has provided support to individuals spanning various life stages, addressing a spectrum of mental health challenges including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and psychosis. She operates from a perspective grounded in trauma-informed care and attachment principles, fostering a therapeutic environment characterized by warmth, respect, and client-centeredness.

Beyond her professional commitments, Erin finds solace in quality time with her family, indulging in literary pursuits, immersing herself in the natural world, and accompanying her loyal Border Collie, Louis, for leisurely swims at the dog beach.

STEVE ROBERTS (HE/HIM)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

BSc Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

PROFILE

Steve is a Clinical Psychologist with 19 years experience in areas of complex mental health across government and private practice. He has substantial experience working with adults, adolescents, and children across a diverse range of mental health issues, including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and OCD.

Steve is excited to joining the team at The Swan Centre and bringing his experience into practice with Eating Disorder Treatment. Steve has a high degree of skill and knowledge working with compulsive behaviour, having extensively treated obsessive conditions for many years. Before joining The Swan Centre, Steve was Team Leader at the Perth OCD Clinic. Steve has a therapeutic approach that is dedicated to providing evidence based treatments. He is a caring a compassionate therapist with a client centered approach.

Steve is an accredited primary and secondary supervision with the Psychology Board of Australia, and provides supervision to a number of registered psychologists.

Lauren Mason (she/Her)

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

DipSci (Psychology), DipPsych & MPsych (Prof)

 

PROFILE

Lauren is a warm and approachable provisional psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals with eating disorders from all walks of life. Lauren recently completed her Master of Psychology (Professional) at Curtin University, during which she completed research which explored the relationship between distress tolerance and perfectionism and how these constructs may impact individuals with eating disorders.

From her work in schools, Lauren has worked with a diverse range of individuals across the lifespan experiencing various mental health difficulties. Lauren believes in delivering evidence-based person-centred treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her approach to therapy is centred around building trust and working alongside individuals to discover their own strengths and motivation for change.

Lauren is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for all of her clients and welcomes all people including those from the LGBTIQA+, culturally diverse, and neurodivergent communities.

When Lauren is not at the clinic, she loves to spend time with her young family, drinking coffee with friends, and teaching or practicing Pilates.

VANESSA BOON (she/her)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
EDUCATION

BHlthSc & MOccTh

PROFILE

Vanessa completed her studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, before moving to Tasmania to support young children and their families in the disability services, supporting the development of her special interest areas in autistic and neurodivergent development and family centred practice. She has broadened her skill set to support adolescents experiencing eating disorders in an acute hospital setting in Tasmania.

As an Occupational Therapist, Vanessa can support individuals to engage with meaningful and necessary activities including self-care, leisure and productive occupations (school/employment). Occupational Therapists are skilled at understanding diagnoses and the interplay with personal factors such as neurotypes, cognition, emotional regulation, physical abilities, environment, routines, roles, values and beliefs.

Vanessa values partnering with clients and their families by using a relationship based approach which is complementary to her training in early childhood development and eating disorder specific intervention (Family Based Treatment). She values imparting knowledge by using collaboration and coaching strategies to build personal capacity of the client and their families to support everyone to achieve their personal goals.

Vanessa aims to provide neuro-affirming care and support, and provide a safe, inclusive space for those of the LGBTQIA+ community. She places importance on getting to know each individuals personality and adapting interactions and intervention to suit individual differences and needs.

Outside of her professional roles Vanessa is a creative at heart and enjoys time spent engaged in many artistic pursuits, she is an avid lover of nature, enjoys going on multi day hiking trips and most of all loves a snuggle with her little sausage dog Tallulah.

PHEOBE HO (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

BSc(Hons)(Psych) & MPsych(Clinical)

 

PROFILE

Pheobe is a passionate Clinical Psychologist with 8 years of experience working in eating disorders spanning clinical, research, lived experience advocacy and consultancy roles. She also has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, worry, perfectionism, and body dysmorphia. Pheobe brings a warm, empathetic approach to her practice, using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family-Based Treatment, Adolescent Focused Therapy to treat eating disorders. She is additionally trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy.

Pheobe has worked across inpatient, day patient, and outpatient settings supporting individuals with eating disorders and other complex mental health needs. Prior to commencing work at the Swan Centre, she has worked in the field of eating disorders in various capacities at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), the WA Eating Disorder and Outreach Consultation Service (WAEDOCS), and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and additionally was National Youth Advisor for Headspace.

Pheobe has several published works in eating disorders, and was awarded the 2022 Paul Foulkes Clinician Scholarship by the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). More recently, she was invited to be part of the National Treatment Strategy Working Group, developing Australia’s 10-Year Strategy (2023-2033) for treatment of eating disorders. Pheobe’s contributions and work in the area eating disorders, and mental health more broadly, saw her as a Finalist in the 2019 WA Young Achiever Awards; a recipient of the 2019 Australian Psychology Society Prize; and serving as an appointed Commissioner to the National Mental Health Commission between 2022-2023 following completion of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship with the Commission in 2020. Outside of clinical practice, Pheobe continues to be a lived experience speaker and consultant with the Butterfly Foundation at a local and national level.

KATHRYN ALTHORPE (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Professional) & MAppPsych(Clinical)

PROFILE

Kathryn is a clinical psychologist registrar who has a keen interest in, and passion for working with and supporting people with eating disorders. She has previously worked in the private sector, community mental health, and hospital settings delivering group interventions for individuals with eating disorders, individual therapy, and family-based approaches.

Kathryn takes a warm and collaborative approach to treatment and is passionate about prioritising the therapeutic relationship as a core component to driving change, whilst also drawing on a range of evidence-based eating disorder approaches including Enhanced CBT for eating disorders, Family Based Treatment, Adolescent Focussed Therapy, and Multi Family Therapy.

She enjoys keeping up to date with the latest evidence-based research and is a current member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Sophie Vasiliu (she/her)

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Based at Swan Centre South West

EDUCATION

BPsych(Hons)

 

PROFILE

Sophie is a warm and approachable provisional psychologist with a passion for working in the eating disorder field.  Sophie finished her Honours in Psychology in 2019 and completed research exploring the role emotion regulation and body image played in those with eating disorders.

Sophie has experience working with teenagers and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.  Specifically, she has a strong interest in working in the areas of eating disorders, body image, anxiety, major life transitions and interpersonal relationships.

Sophie uses evidence-based treatments including Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and the Maudsley Approach to Family-based Therapy.  Alongside treatment, Sophie acknowledges the importance of building trust and mutual connection within the therapy space.  She values getting to know each individual and incorporating their own strengths and interests into the therapy process.

Sophie is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for all her clients and welcomes all members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

When Sophie is not working, she loves to spend her day gardening, cooking delicious meals for her family/friends, or taking her dog to the beach for a dip in the ocean.

DIETETICS

Kate Fleming (she/her)

PRINCIPAL DIETITIAN

EDUCATION

BSc (Nut & Diet), Post Grad Dip. Diet

PROFILE

Kate Fleming is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for assisting those with disordered eating issues and weight concerns.

Kate has extensive clinical experience in the field of disordered eating; having presented at conferences, and delivered training workshops for health professionals in the field. She was previously a member of the specialist eating disorders team at The Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme.

Kate makes up part of the team of passionate, dedicated, and expert practitioners who work collectively to help clients’ transform their relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies using the latest, evidence-based approaches in order to produce long-term, sustainable improvements in physical and emotional health.

Kate has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer; CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, CREDO Oxford University; Client centred approach to weight management, Dr Rick Kausman; and Children’s eating behaviours, Ellyn Satter.

Kate is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, the Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Perth Eating Disorders Group as a coordinator, the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).

Belinda Salvia (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BPharm, GCertHumNutr, MDiet, APD

PROFILE

Belinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Registered Pharmacist. Belinda has experience working as a dietitian in private practice and community settings supporting adults and children with complex needs, nutritional deficiencies, gut disorders, malnutrition, chronic disease, and resistant eating. Furthermore, Belinda has 14 years of experience working as a Pharmacist in hospital and community setting, bringing a wealth of medication and medical knowledge to her practice.

Belinda is passionate about supporting individuals to improve their body image and develop a positive relationship with food. Belinda has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland), Eating Disorder Essentials and Eating Disorder Masterclass for Dietitians (WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service), and Eating Disorders Training for Dietitians (Shane Jeffrey & Fiona Sutherland).

Belinda has a special interest in working with individuals with resistant eating patterns including those with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Belinda is trained in providing food desensitisation therapy using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach and the Food Scientist Model SOS approach for children and young adults with limited food acceptance. Additionally, Belinda has completed ARFID for Dietitians: A Responsive Feeding Therapy Approach training with Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians and Professional (EDRDPro).

Belinda is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).

JULIE TOWNSEND (she/her)

DIETITIAN

Based at Swan Centre South West

EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition) & MDiet

PROFILE

Julie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), having completed my Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) undergraduate and Masters of Dietetics postgraduate degree.

Juie provides dietetic support to individuals with eating disorders to achieve physical nourishment and the restore normalised eating behaviours. She achieves this through nutritional counselling, and knows that collaboration with the client is key – clarifying how eating behaviours get in the way of living well and identifying how to bring about change.

Julie has previously worked with in-patients and out-patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team in both public and private hospital settings.

Dr Tasmiah Masih (she/her)

DIETITIAN & YOGA TEACHER
EDUCATION

BAppSc (Nutrition), MNutDiet, GradCertHealthEd, PhD

PROFILE

Tas is an accredited practicing dietitian, culinary nutritionist and a Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. Her doctorate focused on stress, relaxation, mindfulness and appetite. Her approach integrates the sciences of weight-neutral nutrition, mindfulness, relaxation, cooking and yoga, to support the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and simply finding joy in the delight of cooking and eating.

She has previously worked as a clinical dietitian in general dietetics, diabetes (in both the public and private sector) and in academia.

She is a 500hr+ trained yoga and mindfulness teacher, and runs the Swan Centre’s Trauma-Sensitive Mindful and Restorative Yoga classes.

Emily Eaton (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), Post Grad Dip. Diet

PROFILE

Emily Eaton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Advanced Sports Dietitian. She is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues, pursuing recovery from an eating disorder, and health without dieting.

Emily is also experienced working with a variety of athletes and sportspeople, from recreational to elite level, and has been part of the nutrition team at the Western Australian Institute of Sport since 2014. She has worked in private practice for several years, and has an interest in diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Emily is passionate about helping clients to develop and maintain a positive relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. She has previously lectured and tutored in nutrition at Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, The University of Notre Dame and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Emily has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland; The Person-Centred Approach to Weight Management, Dr Rick Kausman; Mindful Fuelling for Athletes, Fiona Sutherland; and Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders, Marci Evans.

Emily is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA).

Claire Cooper (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), GradDip.Diet

PROFILE

Claire is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues. Claire brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in evidence based approaches to help support sustained improvements in physical and emotional health.

Claire has worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and private practice in numerous states in Australia to lecturing and supervising clinical placements for Curtin University here in Perth.

Claire has years of experience also in working with all forms of diabetes, IBS, coeliac disease, chronic disease and food intolerances.

Claire has completed specialist dietetics training with the WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service (WAEDOCS) and CBT-E with The Centre of Clinical Interventions, Motivational Interviewing with Tara McCregor, and Eating Disorders for Dietitians – Fiona Sutherland and Shane Jeffrey.

Claire is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).

Hannah Repton (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BSc (Nutr), MDiet

PROFILE

Hannah is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for supporting those with disordered eating and eating disorders. She is committed to helping people enhance their health without restrictive dieting, shame and guilt. Hannah is passionate about inclusivity and diversity. Hannah uses the non-diet approach which aligns with the Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm. Hannah uses a warm and collaborative approach that empowers her clients throughout treatment.

Hannah has completed specialist training in the following approaches: Eating Disorders for Dietitians – Fiona Sutherland and Shane Jeffrey; An Introduction to the Non-Diet Approach – Fiona Willer; InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders: The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders.

Hannah is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and HAES Australia.

PSYCHIATRY

PAEDIATRICS

Dr Stuart McCormack (he/him)

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr McCormack has extensive training and experience in treating conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and related issues. He understands the complex nature of these disorders and works closely with his clients to develop personalised treatment plans that encompass both the physical and psychological aspects of their illness.

Dr Grant Ferguson (he/him)

PAEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Grant Ferguson, leading The Westerly Youth Clinic (who partners with The Swan Centre), is a distinguished General Paediatrician and leading specialist in Adolescent Medicine. His journey, enriched by pioneering research at the University of Western Australia and comprehensive medical training at the University of Melbourne, epitomises a steadfast commitment to youth health and eating disorders.

With a focus on adolescents aged 10 to 24, his services encompass a wide spectrum of specialised care, including:
-Adolescent Medicine Consultations
-Eating Disorder Treatment and Management
-Mental Health Support and Intervention
-General Paediatric Care

Dr. Ferguson’s tenure as a consultant in Adolescent Medicine at Perth Children’s Hospital underscores his unwavering dedication to providing exemplary care to young individuals facing diverse health challenges. His expertise, coupled with The Swan Centre’s commitment to excellence, ensures that our clients receive the highest standard of eating disorder treatment.

ADMIN TEAM

Michelle

PRACTICE MANAGER

Michelle has been a member of our admin team from the first year we opened our doors.

CLEO

RECEPTIONIST

Cleo is one of our new members of our admin team. Cleo brings a wealth of academic prowess, holding a degree in Chemistry from The University of Nottingham and currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at UWA. Her dedication to excellence is matched only by her friendly demeanour and approachable nature. Cleo brings a warm and welcoming spirit to our team, ready to assist with a smile and a positive attitude.

PIPPA

RECEPTIONIST

Pippa has recently commenced with The Swan Centre and is part of our admin team. After completing an undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Human biology, she has worked in patient-facing healthcare roles in Perth for over 7 years, and is excited to be able to bring this experience to assist the clients and clinicians of The Swan Centre.

Jasmine (she/her)

OFFICE MANAGER

Jasmine is the Office Manager at The Swan Centre and has been a part of our team for three years. Jasmine has completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science. Jasmine loves being a part of the Swan Centre and we love having her on our team. Jasmine enjoys spending her spare time being a dancer and teaching dance to children at a studio in Perth. You’ll see Jasmine’s bright face as soon as you walk into the clinic, and may notice her writing with her left hand!

Rhiannon (she/her)

RECEPTIONIST

Rhiannon is one of our friendly receptionist at The Swan Centre and has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UWA and is currently studying a Master of Research in paediatric leukaemia.  Rhiannon has previously worked in disability services, and is passionate about expanding her experience at The Swan Centre.