About Kirsty Shaw

BNutrDiet (First Class Honours, 2001)

I am a ‘real world’ dietitian; I live in the real world and am aware of the real dilemmas people face when trying to improve their diet or manage their weight. Lack of time is a BIG factor. I offer people real solutions and strategies that fit within the framework of their life.

Bio in Brief

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian & nutritionist of over 16 years

  • University qualified, BNutrDiet (First Class Honours)

  • Accredited Sports Dietitian

  • Qualified Personal Trainer

  • Level 1 ISAK Qualified Anthropometrist

  • Level 1 TA Accredited Triathlon Coach

  • Accredited Sweat Tester – The Sweat Lab

Favourite areas of practice
  • Endurance sports nutrition

  • Plant-based nutrition – vegetarian and vegan eating

Interests, hobbies and pursuits
  • Competing in long course triathlons (Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier and two-time Ironman Hawaii World Championship qualifier 2014, 2017).

  • Endurance running; multiple marathon and ultra marathon finisher.

  • Ultra-endurance sports (Ultraman Australia 2018 finisher and female double marathon course record holder).

  • Cooking new and unique meals.

  • Reading; books, blogs and magazines (triathlon, nutrition, food).

  • Creative writing.

  • Favourite foods: peanut butter, veggie pizza.

  • Food dislikes: brussel sprouts that are over-cooked and gooey in the middle (eeew!).

  • Worst habit: over-thinking things!

  • Happiest when: running along the sand at the beach or through the trails of Mt Coot-tha.

More Information

Principal Accredited Practising Dietitian at Shaw Nutrition, Kirsty Shaw, has practised in nutrition for over 16 years, graduating from the University of Wollongong as a dietitian in 2001 with First Class Honours. Kirsty is also a TA-qualified triathlon coach and personal trainer with a Certificate III and IV in fitness instruction from the former Fitness Institute of Australia (now FIA Fit Nation).

Kirsty has worked in a variety of settings and countries including community nutrition, acute hospitals, universities and specialist clinics, from rural towns in Victoria to the United Kingdom (Belfast, Norwich and Manchester) and Australia’s largest private hospital in Brisbane. There aren’t too many diets or eating habits that surprise her anymore, and she loves the challenge of working with all types of people.

She has experience in diverse areas of practice but her special interest and expertise lies in endurance sports nutrition and plant-based eating.