Meet the Team
Our specialist team is dedicated to making individual and tailored programs, drawing on professional and personal experience. We thrive on making a difference to you and seeing you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small.
Each of our team members has their own story, which helps them to understand what you are going through.
Founder & Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Nathan is an accredited exercise physiologist. He has 17 years of experience working as the coordinator of specialist inpatient and outpatient programs at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Royal Free Hospital in London in the area of chronic fatigue syndrome as well as in cardiac, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
In 2008, Nathan established Active Health Clinic based on his values of long-term self-management through knowledge, compassion and trust. Through his dedication and experience, Active Health Clinic is now a leader in its field.
Nathan also lectures master's students at La Trobe University and Victoria University.
Nathan lives with his wife, Lori, and daughters, Siena and Ella. He has a passion for travel, friends and sport.
Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Growing up in the country with three brothers, Jacqui has always had a passion for sport and the outdoors, playing a range of different sports. After suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture at 17, Jacqui developed a passion for rehabilitation through exercise and pursued this through her sports science degree.
Jacqui was always a keen sports person until she was diagnosed with pericarditis in 2007 from over-training, which resulted in her developing chronic fatigue syndrome. With her world turned upside down and being unable to work or to play sport, Jacqui had to transform her life and set new goals. This learning experience has enabled Jacqui to help clients going through similar experiences to achieve their work and social goals, no matter how big or small.
Jacqui’s belief is about movement and exercising into a healthier lifestyle and she has a ‘think outside the square’ approach to rehabilitation, making it functional and fun. She creates a friendly environment where people of all ages and fitness levels can feel comfortable achieving their goals. Her passion for exercise physiology assists others to achieve optimal functioning and quality of life.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Greer has been working as an exercise physiologist for over 10 years and joined the team at Active Health Clinic in 2013. Greer wanted to to do more to facilitate and improve clients’ understanding and management of their conditions and encourage their move to self-management. Greer values the clinic’s ethos to build insight, sustainability and independence. She has a desire to foster real and lasting change in the lives of others.
Greer is passionate about the use of yoga as part of treatment and has completed her Level 1 and 2 yoga teacher training with over 1000 hours of practice and education. Greer is dedicated to the field of pain and fatigue management, blends yoga philosophy with pacing strategies, and has a caring nature.
Greer lives with her husband, Gareth, and son, Jack, and enjoys cooking, eating, practising yoga, the outdoors and staying active.
Accredited Health Coach / Personal Trainer
Raeya has 10 years of experience with CFS which has played a very big role in her life, the first 5 years,she had the illness herself, and for the last 5 years has been working as a health coach for people with CFS and associated illness’. In 2013 Raeya became a Personal Trainer, the next year, a Yoga and Pilates instructor, and the year after she commenced her studies at Victoria University in Exercise Science- Clinical Stream. By the end of 2018 she will be an Exercise Scientist and accredited Health & Wellness Coach, and in 2019 she will commence my Masters in Exercise Physiology to become a fully fledged Exercise Physiologist. Having had a chronic illness herself, and to feel so severely debilitated by it, she vowed to help as many people as possible through the pain and frustration that is an invisible illness, through awareness, education and support.
Raeya spends a lot of time working and studying, but outside of that she enjoys reading, outside time, gym, yoga, adventures, travelling- she's been to over 20 countries and still has more to tick off, and spending time with my loved ones.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Leanne is a passionate and committed Exercise Physiologist who is a strong believer of exercise as medicine. Leanne completed a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science as well as a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. Leanne's loves helping people to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life through exercise. Leanne has experience working with people of all abilities and ages, including children and has experience working in a variety of settings including gyms, hospitals, private clinics and within the athlete population as a sports trainer. Leanne is a keen exerciser herself and reaps the benefits of exercise through pilates, strength training and cycling.
Accredited Exercise Scientist
Emily has a bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Deakin University, and is now studying a Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
She hopes to work with people suffering from chronic illnesses and is very passionate and determined when it comes to helping others.
Emily lives with her Border Collie (best friend) and loves reading, jogging, and strength training.
Lisa completed her psychology degree with Honours in 2003 at Deakin University. As a registered psychologist, Lisa has worked in a range of counselling settings including in secondary and tertiary education. Lisa has been working with the Active Health Clinic team since 2010.
Lisa works from a client-centred perspective and uses strategies from a range of therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy (SFT). Lisa has an in-depth knowledge of chronic fatigue syndrome and the impact it has on individuals and their families. Lisa works with clients to help them to better cope with the stress of having a chronic illness and can assist with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, sleep, stress management, problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal setting, motivation and procrastination.
Lisa is experienced in working with both adults and adolescents, and her knowledge of the education system makes her competent in developing return-to-school plans and liaising with schools.
Paula trained at Swinburne University and became a registered psychologist in 2005. Before joining Active Health Clinic, Paula worked across the education sector, in university and secondary school settings.
Paula practices with a client-centred approach that involves collaboration and shared goal setting. As a committed therapist who is mindful of her own self, Paula helps clients learn skills and strategies that enable them to stop struggling and start living their best life. Paula uses a variety of evidence-based approaches, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness techniques and supportive counselling. Her work is also influenced by how the brain informs and impacts our capacity to change our behaviours.
Paula enjoys bike riding, swimming, camping with her family and drinking wine with her girlfriends.
Louise has worked in the medical industry for over a decade, both in busy GP practices and alongside a variety of allied health services, including exercise physiology, psychology, dietetics, physiotherapy and podiatry. Louise has a close affiliation with Active Health Clinic and has rebuilt her life after suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome as a teenager. As a result, she understands the clinic from the perspectives of the client and the administrations.
When not in the clinic, you may find Louise trawling Melbourne for a good cup of coffee or travelling the world in search of sunshine.
Dianna has worked in administrative roles in medical research, education and the finance industry.
Through her own experience of having chronic fatigue syndrome, she realised the importance of a holistic approach to healing. This led her to study neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and more recently, a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies.
Dianna loves that she can bring her skills to a health-centred environment and enjoys seeing patients regain their lives with the help and expertise of the team at Active Health.