Joel obtained his Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics after completing a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biotechnology, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Wollongong. He also holds a Certificate IV in Fitness and a Bachelor of Education. During his biomedical degree, Joel was awarded a scholarship to work at the Children's Medical Research Institute with a focus on researching a protein responsible for endocytosis, which has relevance to stopping cancerous cells spreading.
After his master's, Joel worked as a clinical dietitian in an range of hospitals across the Illawarra region of New South Wales before enrolling in his PhD, where he is exploring vegetarian diets and their relationships with immune function and the inflammatory response. In 2018, Joel started his own private dietetic practice, Purely Plants, which exclusively advocates an evidence-based approach to eating. Joel is the Lead Dietitian for New South Wales on the Doctors For Nutrition Advisory Council
Area of Focus
- Vegetarian dietary advice
- PhD Candidate (Nutrition and Dietetics), Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Medical Biotechnology), Certificate in fitness (Cert IV) Bachelor of Education (Physical Development and Health)