Dr Kate Marsh

PhD (Science), University of Sydney (2003-2009)
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education and Management, University of Technology, Sydney (1997)
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Sydney (1994-1995)
Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney (1991-1993)


I’m Dr Kate Marsh, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Health & Medical Writer based in Sydney, Australia.

My goal is to help people with diabetes, women with PCOS and individuals following or wanting to adopt a plant-based diet through my work as both a healthcare professional and writer.

My interest in diabetes and nutrition began after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of ten, when I met my first dietitian. This led me to studying dietetics and then diabetes education. Today, I combine clinical practice as a dietitian and diabetes educator with my work as a health and medical writer. 

How I can help you?

Do you have type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome or are you following or looking to adopt a plant-based diet?  Find out more about the services I provide and how I can help you with your nutrition and diabetes education needs here.

Are you in need of an experienced health and medical writer or editor?  I can help you with developing engaging, evidence-based content for your target audience, from blog and newsletter articles, to consumer and health professional resources, books, ebooks or online learning modules. Find out more here.

My qualifications

I am an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and PhD in nutrition from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.

I am a Fellow of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), and an International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional.  I am also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Lifestyle Medicine and Health Research Centre (LMHRC) at Avondale University College.

I am a professional member of:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)
  • Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS)
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)
  • Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Diabetes Australia

I am editor of the Australian Diabetes Educator (ADE), chair of the ADEA Editorial Advisory Group (EAG), and an editorial board member for Diabetes Management Journal (DMJ).  I was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the PCOS International Evidence-Based Guidelines and the PCOS Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) Translation Committee and a member of the working party who developed the evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in Australia.

In 2015 I was awarded the inaugural ADEA National Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year, a reflection of my goal to make a difference to those who are living with and at risk of diabetes.