Professor Liz Isenring is a leading nutrition and dietetics academic, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Health and Wellness Coach. Liz is currently a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University and runs a coaching business, LINC Nutrition. Liz helps people with cancer, a health concern or stress and burnout suffering from fatigue and symptoms gain hope, vitality and improved quality of life through evidence-based nutrition and wellness coaching.
Most recently, Liz was Head of Program for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University. During this time, Liz developed an accredited program of excellence achieving the mission of Producing Dietitians with a Difference who Make a Difference. She also led the development of a certified online nutrition training program for GP’s with HealthCert.
Professor Liz has two areas of research expertise for which she is recognised internationally with numerous research awards. The first is in the area of nutrition for patients with cancer during all stages of the cancer journey. She is currently the Chair of the Nutrition and Cachexia study group for the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Her second research expertise is in the nutritional management of older adults. Liz has been a board member for the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lantern Project which aim to improve the food and dining experience in aged care.
Prof Liz has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 10 textbook chapters and several leading evidence-based guidelines which have been used internationally to guide the nutritional management of hundreds of thousands of patients for best patient care. Prof Liz has received over 3 million dollars in research funding. She is currently Chief Investigator on a Cancer Council funded grant investigating the impact of ginger on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and holds other grants in the area of assessing the outcomes following bariatric surgery and the benefits of telehealth for older adults following rehabilitation.
Having led high-performance teams and being in senior academic positions while raising 2 children, Liz also has a personal interest in Wellness for Success for Women in Leadership, managing stress and preventing burnout through self-care, boundary setting and the link between food and mood. She has found the coaching methodology very useful for this and was inspired to start her own wellness coaching business as a way of helping other high achieving women prioritise their lives for greater joy and values alignment.
A passionate voice for improving the quality of life of patients and their carers through evidence-based nutrition, Professor Liz is one of the world’s leading oncology dietitians and academics. She was chaired several conferences and led many plenary and keynote presentations at international and national conferences and invited industry events as well as chairing and participating in panel discussions and debates. Prof Liz loves speaking about Surviving to Thriving (nutrition for people living with cancer), Nourishing the Mind and Body (managing stress and burnout) and Ageing with Vitality (lifestyle tips for maximising the quality of life as we age).
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Professor Liz has chaired several conferences and led many plenary and keynote presentations at international and national conferences. Liz has also presented keynote presentations at several invited industry events as well as chairing and participating in panel discussions and debates.