Dr Maryam Bassirat

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
PhD (Med), MDiet, BSc Biochem (Hons), Grad Cert Hum Nut

Maryam believes in the prevention of potentially harmful medical conditions. Her passion for nutrition and its link with chronic diseases was the motivating factor for choosing her career in medical research. She started her journey by completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Manchester University in UK, followed by a PhD in medicine at Melbourne University. She has over 15 years of research experience in inflammatory chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain. Maryam has numerous publications including a book, been employed in major hospitals in Melbourne and has been involved in teaching throughout her career. In 2014, she decided to further advance her skills by completing a Master’s degree in Dietetics at Monash University.

Maryam offers her clients the most recent research findings and necessary guidance so they can make an informed decision about their current treatment plan and future health goals. Her nutritional counselling is positive and tailored to suit her client’s needs in supporting their goals towards improving their quality of life. She also has a good understanding of Persian culture and can consult Farsi speaking clients.

Maryam can provide nutritional advice for:

  • Diabetes management (including carbohydrate counting)
  • Heart disease (High cholesterol, High blood pressure)
  • Bone health (Arthritis, Osteoporosis)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (stomach, bowel)
  • Cancer management
  • Healthy eating (Intuitive/mindful eating and a non-diet approach)
  • Weight management
  • Adolescents health & Aged care