Anna Richards

Anna-Richards

Areas of expertise:

  • Allergy, intolerance and adverse food reactions in children and adults
  • Gastroenterology in adults and children ( Coeliac disease, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Eosinophilic oesophagitis)
  • The Low FODMAP Diet for the management of functional bowel disease
  • Paediatrics in health and illness ( Medical nutrition issues, picky eating, feeding issues, weight management)
  • Women’s health ( PCOS, Endometriosis, Conception, Menopause)
  • Nutrition in special diets ( Vegan, Vegetarian, dietary restrictions)
  • Mindful eating and the HAES approach

Qualifications

  • DipHSc, Otago
  • Postgraduate Dietetics, Christchurch, NZ Registered Dietitian 
  • Dietitian Prescriber
  • Postgraduate Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics, Melbourne Children’s Hospital
  • Postgraduate Sports Nutrition, Otago University
  • FODMAP Accredited Dietitian, Monash University 
  • SOS Feeding Program and Advanced Training, Brisbane

Current Positions and Consultancies

  • Consultant Dietitian, MacMurray Gastroenterology
  • Consultant Dietitian, Kidzhealth and Mauranui Clinic
  • Medical Advisory Panel, Coeliac New Zealand
  • Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel, Allergy New Zealand
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Auckland Dietetic Training Program
  • Lecturer Advanced Certificate in the Medical Management of Allergy and Intolerance, Australia
  • Chair DNZ Allergy Special Interest Group
  • DNZ Gastroenterology Special Interest Group
  • DNZ Private Practise Special Interest Group

Memberships

  • Dietitians New Zealand
  • ASCIA (Australasian Society of Allergy and Immunology)
  • ASCIA Dietitians Subcommittee
  • Coeliac New Zealand
  • Allergy New Zealand
  • Paediatric Society