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Guest biography

Emma Ridley is the Nutrition Program Manager at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University and a current NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar/PhD candidate.

Emma has over 10 years acute clinical dietetic experience, with the majority being in Intensive Care.

Emma’s current research interest is energy optimisation in the critically ill, both during and after the ICU period, and the effect that this may have on clinical and functional outcomes, as well as energy requirements in the critically ill.

In this episode we discuss:

– How Emma got into dietetics and why she decided to pursue intensive care nutrition.

– Why emma is so passionate about ICU dietetics.

– Emma’s research experience and how research found her.

– How questions, frustrations and problem solving skills have enabled career progression for Emma.

– The why, what and how of mentorship and why it is essential for new graduates.

– Tips for job-seeking-dietitians: take opportunities, work hard and be prepared to speak up.

– Emma’s alternative career pathways and why we’re glad she stuck with dietetics!

Additional resources

Read more about Emma here

Click here for Emma’s LinkedIn page

Follow Emma on Twitter: @ICUnutrition