Belinda Steer is the Joint Head of the Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
She is an accredited practicing dietitian with over 10 years experience in clinical nutrition; her passion for oncology nutrition stems from her desire to improve the patients' experience during their cancer journey.
Belinda specialises in upper gastrointestinal cancers and is a strong advocate for patient centred care, working very closely with her multidisciplinary team to ensure her patients nutritional status is optimised at all times.
Belinda has worked on a number of projects that have focused on implementing the evidence with regards to identifying and managing malnutrition in the oncology setting, with the overall goal to improve patient outcomes; and she has presented many pieces of this work at national conferences.
She continues to advance this area in her department and works to continually improve the identification and management of malnutrition at Peter Mac, as well as in a broader context.