Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Joanna Macnamara

 Joanna Macnamara

BHlthSc(Nutrit&Diet), Diploma of Counselling, Diploma in Meditation, Certificates - Meditation, Chair Yoga, Business Administration; Small Business Management; Training and Assessment; Fitness, Personal and Sports Training

Joanna has a holistic background encompassing health and wellbeing, education, business and administration. In 2006 Joanna completed the  Bachelor of Health Science: Nutrition and Dietetics at CSU, after which she has worked in clinical, community, public health, food services and private practice settings. Her work experience extends to business ownership and management, health and wellness coaching, program coordination, teaching, education support,  a variety of administration roles and volunteer work.   

In addition to an accredited dietitian and nutritionist, Joanna is a qualified counsellor, meditation teacher, chair yoga instructor, and sports and fitness trainer. Credentials include small business management, business administration, and training and assessment. 

Joanna is the Secretary and an Administration Officer for the School of Community Health, where she enjoys the combination of administration in an allied health environment targeting the education of future health practitioners. Joanna also owns and runs a small private practice offering services for individuals and groups in nutrition, counselling, fitness, and wellness coaching and support. She designs and facilitates popular meditation, mindfulness and transformational healing classes and workshops in her local community.

Joanna is passionate about public and communiity health, holistic healthcare, education and adminstrative and business processes. Joanna strongly believes in education and health for all.

Role and Positions
  • Secretary and Administration Officer  - School of Community Health
  • Building and Fire Warden - Building 673, CSU

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Research

Joanna has ongoing interest and stays up to date with research in a variety of areas including:

  • Epigenetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Mind Body Medicine
  • Psychoneuroimmunology

Specific area's of focus include:

  • Rheumatoid Disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Women's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Disability

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Community Engagement

Joanna participates in a wide variety of community events and projects offering support as a volunteer and advocate for health and wellbeing initiatives.  

 Memberships and Affiliations
  • Dietitians Association of Australia - Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Sports Medicine Australia - Accredited Sports Trainer

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