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Nickie Hursthouse

Areas of expertise:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • The low FODMAP diet for functional bowel disorders
  • Coeliac disease
  • Women’s health, PCOS and pregnancy
  • Mindful eating and the HAES approach
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Lipid management
  • Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Vegan and vegetarian diets
  • Weight management


  • Master of Dietetics (Deakin University)
  • MSc Human Nutrition (University of Otago)
  • BSc Human Nutrition (University of Otago)


Current Employment:

  • Dietitian at MacMurray Gastroenterology Centre
  • Owner of Nickie Hursthouse Nutrition (private practice)



  • Monash University – FODMAP diet for IBS 
  • Nutrition Plus – Nutrition therapy in pregnancy
  • Mindfulness and resilience training


Overseas Experience:

  • Clinical Lead and Head of Operations for LiveSmart UK Ltd (Corporate Health Coaching Programme for Chronic Disease Prevention)
  • Clinical Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, London.
  • Locum Dietitian at Harefield Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Heartlands Hospital, UK.



  • NZ Registered Dietitian
  • NZ Dietitians Board
  • Active Member of Gastroenterology Special Interest Group
  • Active Member of Private Practice Special Interest Group

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