About Shirley Chan, Accredited Practising Dietitian
Shirley is a highly experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian located in Sydney. For the past 20 years, she has worked across numerous hospitals across Sydney and Singapore, including Liverpool Hospital, Fairfield Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, as well as in private practice.
Shirley has worked across in a wide range of health sectors, clinical areas and medical conditions at both secondary and tertiary hospitals and have mentored many junior dietitians. Over the past twenty years, I have developed dietetic knowledge and skills at an advanced practice level in a variety of areas:
- Chronic kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes
- Neurological condition: Motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis and post-stroke recovery
- Acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury
- Mental health: Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder
- Disability sector: Intellectual disability and Down syndrome
- Breast cancer and recovery
- Women's health: PCOS and menopause weight concerns
- Gut health
- Application of nutrition principles for longevity and anti-inflammation eating
Mentoring and training
In her role as a senior dietitian, Shirley has trained many student dietitians, mentored junior and experienced dietitians as well as conducted nutrition training to other health professionals.
Practical scientific advice
Shirley employs a person-centered approach, combining scientifically supported nutrition information to customize nutritional recommendations tailored to her clients' lifestyles and circumstances. Her philosophy towards nutrition is grounded in sensibility, practicality, sustainability, and scientific evidence. Shirley engages her clients by presenting available research information, collaborating to develop a plan that suits their individual needs.
Shirley's clientele spans diverse demographics, ranging from young adults to older adults, encompassing families and individuals with varying abilities. With experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, she recognizes the influence of work commitments, family dynamics, lifestyle choices, and cultural factors on the adoption of nutritional advice
Monash University Low FODMAP course
Eating Disorder Community Training for Dietitians - the Essential from Inside Out
Diploma of Business (Front Line Management)
Health Coaching Course (Health Change Australia)
Certificate in Food Safety Supervisor
Authored medical journal article for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association titled 'Challenges in the dietary management of people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease'.
More about Shirley
On a personal level, Shirley is an enthusiastic cook and an avid cookbook lover. Her passion for experimenting with diverse ingredients and cuisines significantly enhances her practice.
In additional to English, Shirley speaks and writes two Chinese languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.
In the Media
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics University of Sydney
Bachelor of Science