Leeanne Azzopardi provides a customised and integrated counselling approach to promote general good health and manage a range of more specific nutrition-related issues. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Leeanne combines dual qualifications with great skill garnered from her experience in clinical, community health and private practice, to translate the latest nutritional information into meaningful personalised nutrition interventions to assist and empower her patients to obtain long term results and improve their health and wellbeing.
Leeanne believes in her non-dieting approach to health and nutrition, having a special interest weight management, gastro intestinal health and diabetes. Leeanne enjoys travelling to new places, trying new restaurants, being creative in the kitchen and keeping active.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition Health & Wellbeing
Science and Advanced Certificate of Weight Management
Nutrition Therapy for Fertility and Prenatal Nutrition
Optifast Accredited Dietitian
Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery Certificate
Nutrition Therapy for Fertility and Prenatal Nutrition
Sports Nutrition Certificate
DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) – Diabetes Australia
Better Health Self Management Training
Dr. Chatwell Habana
Paediatrician, MB BCh BAO (Dublin) FRACP
Sub Specialisation: Developmental disability, physical rehabiltation and tone management
Dr Chatwell is a general paediatrician with a special interest in disability medicine, especially cerebral palsy, and paediatric physical rehabilitation. Dr Chatwell also consults from St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee, Epworth Hospital Geelong and Sydenham.
Dr Chatwell offers a personal approach, with the goal to improve and maintain children’s overall health and to be able to empower families with an understanding of their child’s condition and wellness plan.
Hakan is a skilled counsellor with many years’ experience. He has professional membership with GANZ, PACFA and VIT, ensuring high quality counselling services. He has worked in a variety of settings and has extensive experience working with individuals, families and couples as well as children and adolescents.
Hakan believes that people inherently have the resources to feel good and happy and sometimes patterns develop which interrupt the connection. Hakan works with his clients to develop awareness around these patterns which then allows them to step into their full potential. This can be done in a variety of ways to suit the needs of the client. Developing client awareness, changing stuck patterns, reducing shame, increasing self-compassion and enhancing relationship strengths are some. This is done always with a warm presence and compassionate understanding, and involves enabling the client to better relate to themselves and to others.
Hakan’s passion is ensuring each of his clients needs are met, whether it is releasing the pressures of life’s challenges, setting goals or learning new ways to connect and communicate. Hakan uses an integrated, client centred approach which draws on Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psycho-education and Solution- Focused Therapy. Hakan believes everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential and gain all the wonder this entails.
Melbourne Foot, Ankle & Walking Clinic
After graduating from Charles Sturt University in Albury/Thurgoona, Scott has worked at the Melbourne Foot Ankle and Walking Clinic focusing on Paediatric Podiatry, Heel Pain, Orthotic Therapy, Gait Assessment and Sports related injuries.
Scott believes in the holistic approach to management and works closely with other Allied Health professionals to maximise his patient outcomes. He has a passion for sport and is a sponsor of the local football club in Blackburn.
He has worked closely with Orthotech Laboratory (one of Australia’s biggest Custom, Semi-Custom and Pre-Made Orthotic laboratories). This has enabled him to develop his knowledge in Orthotic Prescription, which has led to him running workshops on Orthotic Prescription to other Allied Health Professionals. He also has a role at Orthotech offering advice to Podiatrists around Australia on Orthotic Prescription.
Scott sees a mixture of Paediatrics and Adults in clinic and has consulted with a number of high level athletes, including players from AFL teams, National Basketball and Soccer teams, marathon and ultra-marathon runners.
Since Graduating Scott has completed courses in Extra-Corporeal Shock-Wave Therapy, Mobilisation and Manipulation of the Foot and Ankle and regularly attends State and National Conferences.
Lisa MacRae is an experienced podiatrist with over 8 years of post-graduate work. She has worked in private practices in Queensland, with broad experience in nail surgery, sports rehabilitation and paediatric podiatry.
Lisa returned to Australia following two years working in Diabetic Foot Health in the UK. During this time, she developed a keen interest in chronic disease management in the lower limb. She has been involved in small group education of Rheumatology and Diabetic patients and completed study toward a Graduate Certificate in Wound Management at Monash University.
Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry, Zelina has been a podiatrist with experience in both public and private healthcare in Australia and Singapore. Prior to joining the Melbourne Foot, Ankle and Walking Clinic, she was a Senior Podiatrist at a private physiotherapy and podiatry clinic in Singapore.
Zelina also held a stint as a Senior Podiatrist at one of Singapore’s largest acute care hospital where she focused on the management of complex foot conditions, whilst providing foot care services at affiliated nursing homes and leading a team of front-line support staff. Before her foray into the Singapore healthcare system, Zelina began her career in the town of Wonthaggi, where she was in private practice.
With her varied experience over the years, Zelina is well-adept at procedures concerning general feet treatments, ingrown toenail surgery, diabetic foot care, podopaediatrics and bio-mechanical consultations. She has worked closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals in providing holistic care for her patients. Armed with a deep passion for what she does, Zelina strives to educate patients and healthcare professionals on the importance of foot care in playing her part within a holistic healthcare ecosystem.
My name is Shupiwe Faith Jere. Please feel free to call me Faith. I have over 14 years of experience as a Podiatrist and started out in England working in the NHS as well as the private sector.
In Manchester I had the great experience of setting up a Podiatry service in the Midland Hotel working alongside a Physiotherapist and ‘Up and Running Manchester’ specialising in Gait analysis, orthotics and selective sports footwear.
Since relocating to Australia in 2013, I have enjoyed working in Aged care services treating acute and chronic conditions. I have also worked in Medical centres treating general routine nail care, nail and skin conditions, in growing toenails, Gait assessments, orthotics and Diabetes Foot care and assessments.
I have a keen interest in Gait analysis, Diabetes and the foot and preventing associated complications. I really enjoy Podiatry because I am not just treating feet, I am treating an individual and helping to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
My working experiences have been in The UK, France and Australia. Whilst living in France I learnt to speak French and also taught English as a second language (TOEFL Training). I try my best to ensure my patients and clients feel that their podiatric concerns are always being attended to.
Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Michael Xu
Dr Michael Xu is a dual trained, highly skilled cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine. He has obtained both the Certificate of Plastic Surgery training & specialist surgeon in China and Surgical Fellowship of Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (FACCS) in Australia. He has performed thousands of cosmetic & skin surgery procedures over the past 25 years. His main interest is cosmetic surgery, Asian aesthetic surgery, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and skin cancer surgery.
Dr Xu has been a specialist surgeon in China since 1989. He has broad expertise in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, especially in the areas of Breast Implant Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Nose Enhancement, Scar Revisions & Flap Surgeries