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Dr Pennie Taylor is a Senior Research Dietitian and Experimental Scientist for CSIRO - Health & Biosecurity.

The Health & Biosecurity program provides strong multi-disciplinary research teams to deliver innovation to Australia's food, health and wellness industries to improve the health of Australians.

Pennies diverse experience at CSIRO includes significant contribution in large and complex clinical and community trails that explore the influence of dietary patterns and dietary composition on health outcomes. Knowledge areas include weight management (including nutrition and metabolic weight loss surgery), metabolic health, chronic disease including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Pennies capacity to translate research outcomes into nutrition and health programs is strengthened through her practice knowledge as she has over a decade of clinical practice experience remaining in the allied health practitioner field to compliment her science.

Her skills and experience have led to several commercial and scientific publications including community weight loss programs delivered online or through community pharmacy ( and her co-authorship of the CSIRO Low Carb Diet Book (2017) and the CSRIO Low Carb Everyday Book (2018) ; also The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet (2017) (

Also a contributing author of the CSIRO/Baker IDI Diabetes Lifestyle Plan and the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet recipe book series. As a practicing dietitian and director of an integrated health practice specialising in weight loss surgery , She remains an active member of the primary health community and is an active committee member for the Dietitians Association Australia (DAA); Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) ; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is currently a Member of the Primary Health Network (PHN) Clinical Council in South Australia.

Her diverse background has also enabled Pennie to work across a broad range of projects, including development of novel and whole food products to compliment dietary patterns for health management.

Pennie holds a PhD through the University of Adelaide, School of Medicine, and explored strategies to optimise glucose variability and self-management behaviour, using Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    University of Adelaide

  • 2005

    Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Flinders University

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Health Sciences
    Flinders University

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-Current

    Dannys Place (Adolescent Weight Management and Surgical Program)

  • 2006-Current

    Director and Allied Health Practitioner
    EvolvME - Allied Health Chronic Disease and Weight Management Health Clinic

  • 2005-2008

    Clinical Dietetics
    Calvary Health Care

  • 1998-2008

    Exercise Rehabilitation Provider
    Royal Adelaide Hospital (CPAA)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015-2015

    Young Acheivers Award
    Dietitian Association Australia

  • 2012-2012

    Allied Health Award
    Obesity Surgery Society Australia and New Zealand

Other highlights

  • 2020-2020

    Author of the 'CSIRO Low Carb Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Solution' Book Publication

  • 2019-2019

    Author of the 'CSIRO Low Carb Diet Quick and Easy' Book Publication

  • 2018-2018

    Author of the 'CSIRO Low Carb Every Day' Book Publication

  • 2018-2018

    Author of the 'CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet ' Book Publication

  • 2017-2017

    Author of the 'CSIRO Low Carb Diet ' Book Publication

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2019-current

    Primary Health Network, Northern Adelaide Clinical Council Member

  • 2008-current

    Dietitians Australia (Previously DAA) Steering Committee and Development member - Baraitric Surgery and Nutrition Course


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