Founder of Ellipse Health, Dietitian & Nutritionist Masters Nutrition & Dietetics
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)
Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with postgraduate qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics and full membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Jessica successfully completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017 and was awarded the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholar Award for her double degree. Her Masters Research Project was to conduct a systematic review of all low-carbohydrate diets in the management of type 1 diabetes. This was recently published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, in March 2018 (read it here).
Areas of Interest
Jessica is interested in developing, evaluating and improving dietetic strategies for the management of diabetes and is currently undertaking her Research Doctorate (Ph.D) at the University of Sydney under the supervision of A/Prof Kieron Rooney and Prof Grant Brinkworth (CSIRO). She recently gave a presentation on one of her research projects at a nutrition conference in the Gold Coast. The talk is freely available on YouTube and is titled “Jessica Turton – An Evidence-Based Approach to Developing Low Carbohydrate Diets for Type 2 Diabetes Management” (watch it here).
Though diabetes management is one of Jessica’s primary interest areas, she is passionate about utilising the nutrition care process to investigate the role of diet in a wide range of conditions including gastrointestinal issues, obesity, insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome, hypertension, PCOS, dyslipidaemia, chronic pain, systemic inflammation, anxiety/depression and disordered eating. Jessica is proficient in identifying, understanding and applying the latest scientific research in her clinical practice to provide premium goal-oriented nutrition services.
With consideration of her own health background and personal nutrition journey, Jessica has made a commitment to empower as many people as she can with evidence-based knowledge, practical skills and trusted support to experience food freedom for life.