Cardiology, endocrinology, paediatrics and nutrition and dietetics are all medical specialties represented on the Council.
The driving force behind the involvement of these healthcare professionals on the ENC is their desire to promote good health through nutrition and health literacy.
Prof. Karam Kostner
Cardiologist & Lipidologist Mater Adults Hospital & UOQ, Brisbane
Prof. Karam Kostner (MD, PhD, FRACP, FECSC, FCSANZ) is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Adults Hospital in Brisbane and an Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland. His main areas of interest are preventive cardiology and lipidology. Dr Kostner runs a large public Lipid Clinic at the Mater Hospital. He has extensive clinical and research experience in lipid research . He is the President of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Queensland branch and section editor of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and regular reviewer for several other journals. Dr Kostner has more than 100 publications and is a grant reviewer for NHMRC and several European grant agencies.
Prof. Tania Markovic
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney
Tania Markovic is the Director of the Metabolism & Obesity Services and a senior staff specialist in the department of endocrinology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is a clinical associate professor at the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney. For the last 2 decades her clinical work has revolved around the understanding and management of obesity. Her research has also focused on the mechanisms by which dietary interventions improve carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Accredited Practising Dietitian. Founding Director of Food and Nutrition Australia
Sharon Natoli is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia (FNA), one of Australia’s most professional and progressive nutrition clinics and consultancies. Ms Natoli has more than 20 years experience as a practising dietitian and is frequently called upon to present at conferences, meetings and seminars. As an experienced media commentator, Sharon regularly appears on national television and in leading magazines and newspapers. Sharon has also co-written three nutrition books on healthy eating, weight loss and food facts and has collaborated on a number of nutrition review papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Cameron Grant
Associate Professor University of Auckland and Consultant at Starship Children’s Hospital
Dr Cameron Grant is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland and a consultant paediatrician at the Starship Children’s Hospital. He graduated MBChB from the University of Otago and PhD from the University of Auckland. Following paediatric training in Auckland Dr Grant completed his postgraduate paediatric training in the United States, firstly as a paediatric resident at Duke University Medical Center, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He holds qualifications as a paediatrician in Australasia (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Paediatrics) and the US (Diplomat of the American Board of Paediatrics). Dr Grant returned to the Johns Hopkins University in 2008 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. In 2008 he was also awarded an overseas fellowship with the National Institute of Health Research National School of Primary Care (UK). This fellowship is based in the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford. In addition to his clinical practice and research commitments Dr Grant’s teaching skills have been recognised with both faculty and university wide teaching awards including a University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for sustained excellence in teaching. Dr Grant’s research focuses on the prevention of disease and improvement in health by immunisation or by improved nutrition. His is the Associate Director of Growing Up in New Zealand, New Zealand’s new longitudinal study. In addition to this he is a lead investigator on a randomised placebo control study of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and infancy and an investigator on a randomised trial of a primary care based intervention which aims to improve the timeliness of immunisation delivery. He has published more than 80 refereed research papers, reviews and book chapters.