Eleanor Quinn

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Senior Dietician

 The Royal Hospital for Women

“A lot of people think that dieticians are just going to lecture them on food and what they shouldn’t do. I don’t do that ever. I really like being able to liberate women from the dieting culture and give them a course of action that suits them.  It’s really sad when women come in crying, confused, overwhelmed and anxious.

I’m really lucky that I get to work across a number of areas in the hospital, so I’m constantly on my toes and I get lots of variety.  My main areas are the ante-natal outpatients - doing clinics and group education sessions for diabetes; the chemotherapy and oncology units to see new and existing patients; and addressing any ward based referrals. 

This is my dream job. I always knew I wanted to be in women’s health, especially if I can get a cuddle with a baby.”