Susan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian that has completed her PhD examining the evidence base underlying the nutritional management of eating disorders. She has published widely on this topic and was awarded 2nd place for the Peter Beumont Young Investigator Award in 2008, the Dietitians Association of Australia Emerging Researcher Award for 2009 and the Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellence in Research Doctoral Award, 2011. She is on the executive committee of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, and on the editorial board of The Journal of Eating Disorders.
She has 15 years of clinical experience working with eating disorders in the inpatient and day patient setting and is currently program manager of Derwent House – The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Eating Disorder Day Program in Sydney. She is continuing her research in the nutritional issues affecting eating disorder patients with a special interest in glucose metabolism, and the nature of disordered fluid intake in eating disorder patients; and developing and evaluating specialist interventions for young people with type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder.