Rebecca’s interest in nutrition surfaced during her childhood, thanks to her green-thumbed mother. Growing and cooking ingredients sourced from the garden to create nutritious and delicious recipes helped cultivate her passion for healthy cooking and a holistic lifestyle. As a young athlete, Rebecca personally experienced the importance of fuelling your body with the right foods. She believes that there is a great deal of misinformation in the media at the moment regarding nutrition, and she is keen to promote the importance of healthy eating to the broader public and give access to credible, evidence-based data.
Her particular interest lies in metabolic disorders with particular regard to women’s health. Rebecca’s knowledge of metabolic biochemistry provided an understanding of the principles of metabolism and promoted her appreciation of the diversity and interconnection of metabolic pathways. She hopes to further her studies through a research masters, which will allow her to develop a deeper understanding of how metabolism interacts with the nutritional environment as well as an individual’s nutritional status. She is currently focusing her dissertation on nutritional interventions to decrease symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, in which she hopes to further identify modifiable risk factors related to nutrition.
From a young age Rebecca travelled extensively, encouraging her enthusiasm for exploration and cultural immersion, finding inspiration from each experience and adopting it into her lifestyle. Rebecca has a fascination for herbalism, in particular, Ayurvedic medicine and how it supports a holistic approach to healing. Additionally, she practices yoga and meditation on a daily basis to promote her own sense of wellbeing through mind-body connection. She also spends her time drawing and creating artwork, exploring the female form and highlighting the misrepresentation of women in the media. Rebecca portrays movement, motion and emotion in her work and prefers working with charcoal and in a minimalistic line drawing style. Currently, she is creating artwork for a dancers’ nutrition book which should be released by the end of the year!