Heather Kennett RN CDE
Wellbeing/Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Have you just been newly diagnosed with Diabetes and are finding it all overwhelming?
Are you challenged with being above your most comfortable weight?
I grew up in rural South Australia completing a Diploma of Applied Science (Registered Nursing) at the South Australian College of Advanced Education – Sturt Campus in 1988.
I undertook my Graduate Nurse program at the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), whilst continuing to work on various medical and surgical wards. Working with children and adolescents became my passion and I completed my Certificate of Paediatric Nursing at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. During this time I also worked as a drug trial study co-ordinator for Merck Sharp and Dohme and for a PhD pharmacist at Flinders Medical Centre.
I went on to complete my Graduate Certificate in Health (Diabetes Management and Education) at Flinders University in 2006.
After moving to Tasmania with my young family over thirteen years ago, I worked for Diabetes Tasmania as a Diabetes Educator, providing group and community education and Diabetes Clinics in GP practices across rural Tasmania. I have enjoyed being part of the Primary School Stephanie Alexander Program working with children and creating delicious masterpieces using produce from the school gardens. I enjoy working with all ages and feel privileged to be able to support and work with people to improve health outcomes both emotionally and physically.
I currently have my own private practice and have clinics at various medical practices around Hobart and rural Tasmania.
I enjoy watercolour painting, drawing, cooking, gardening and spending time with my family and friends.
The simple pleasures of life also includes indulging in a good dose of chocolate now and then.