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Meet a local health professional
Introducing Stacey McCartney
Dietitian and Diabetes Educator located in Geraldton
What are your professional interests/specialities?
Diabetes and Sports Nutrition.
Tell us, where you are from and how did you get to be a Dietitian in the Midwest-Gascoyne region?
I went to Curtin University in Perth and when I graduated, I was set on getting a clinical position in a hospital. To be honest, I do not really remember applying for a job in Geraldton, but when I got the call for an interview, I wasn’t going to say no. The role was with Midwest Medicare Local at the time and I accepted the job with the plan of spending one year in Geraldton for experience – it has now been 9 years and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😊
What do you love about the Midwest-Gascoyne?
I love the sense of community up here and that feeling of being out in the country, whilst only being 4 hours from my family in Perth.
Did you always want to be a Dietitian?
I have always loved food and cooking. I did at one stage want to be a baker or pastry chef, however I was told that they worked horrible hours, which turned me off that idea. My grandmother always had an interest in health and food, so this took me down the avenue of food and nutrition, then dietetics.
What are your passions?
I love food (naturally) and sports. Which is another great thing about living in a regional town like Geraldton – all the sports facilities are located nearby and you can play multiple sports over one weekend without too much hassle.
When you aren’t working, where will we find you?
On the weekends – probably breakfast and coffee catching up with my friends, in the kitchen baking or out on the golf course with my husband 😀