Chris grew up in Perth, Western Australia and has been involved in sport for most of his life. Early on, Chris knew he wanted to help people achieve optimal health and performance.
He started out his career as a personal trainer running his own business at the ripe old age of 18 years. A couple of years later his thirst for knowledge grew and he enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Sports Science) degree at Edith Cowan University. After completing his undergraduate, he undertook a Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics and became an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) in 2013.
Given his passion for both food and sport, it was only natural he continued with further study and became an Accredited Sports Dietitian (AccSD). After gaining experience in clinical dietetics, private practice and, the sports nutrition industry in Perth, Chris was successful in securing the prestigious sports nutrition fellowship at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and relocated in early 2016.
The AIS provided Chris with a wealth of experiences and opportunities in high performance sport. He was the Australian team sports dietitian for the 2016 IAAF U20 World Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He led the development, training and implementation of best practice protocols in sweat sodium collection and field-based analysis using a portable analyser and became a co-author. During his fellowship, he also completed the post-graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Chris specialises in integrated performance nutrition. He has worked with Australian Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games medalists, with experience in both individual and team based sports and, has a keen interest in exercise nutrition for people living with type 1 diabetes. He believes that everyone can benefit from an Accredited Sports Dietitian, from the everyday exerciser to the weekend warrior, the development athlete to the elite.
Chris' other passion is helping people experiencing gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS (FODMAPs), coeliac disease, diet post upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery and, other gut health concerns.
Chris is a current director of the board at Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA), a membership organisation representing sports dietitians in Australia. He currently works part-time as a clinical dietitian at John Fawkner Private Hospital, tutors online with Melbourne University and now in private practice at Olympic Park Sports Medicine.