Meet our Dietitians

Monique Dunkley, APD

B H Sc (Nutr & Diet)

Monique has 16 years’ experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and is the owner of Dietcare. She has extensive experience in aged care and hospital consulting and has worked in bariatric surgery for over 14 years. She has experience in paediatric nutrition, bariatrics, maternal health, food intolerance and chronic disease prevention. Having four children she fully understands how busy life can get when preparing a quick but healthy meal for the whole family. Monique was a facilitator for the highly successful PEACH program in Mackay for 2 years (2014-2016); a healthy lifestyle program for families. She enjoys working with children and has plenty of experience teaching children how to eat healthy by experimenting on her own family. Monique believes that good nutrition makes a significant impact on your physical and mental health and can influence the way you feel on a day to day basis. To book an appointment with Monique please see the booking online tab or phone 07 4957 8540.

Melanie Flanagan, APD

BSc (Nutr), M (Nutr & Diet)

Melanie has recently joined Monique and Courtney at Dietcare, with interests in weight loss, chronic disease management and sports nutrition. She is highly motivated and enjoys working with her clients to help them attain their goals through diet and lifestyle.  She is currently completing research in gaining patients perspectives managing type 2 diabetes to improve nutrition care and has special interest in this area. Melanie’s approach involves working with her clients and making realistic and achievable goals with strategies that align with their lifestyle. She enjoys trialing recipes/products and often finds herself spending hours in the supermarket to ensure she is up to date with her clients. To book an appointment with Melanie please see the booking online tab or phone 07 4957 8540.

Courtney Roobottom, APD

B Nutr & Diet – CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Courtney has recently joined Monique at Dietcare and has a special interest in chronic disease management, weight loss and nutrition in the elderly. She also has experience in bariatric nutrition, diabetes, heart disease and malnutrition. She enjoys researching and discovering the diet connection for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and has personal experience in this area. Courtney has a passion for cooking and enjoys creating and modifying healthy recipes at home. She enjoys working with her clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing. To book an appointment with Courtney please see the booking online tab or phone 07 4957 8540.