Lauren is a Clinical Dietitian working at Monash Medical Centre in Victoria, and currently in the second year of her PhD at Monash University. Since graduating from Deakin University 10 years ago, Lauren has predominantly worked in the acute setting, providing nutrition care to patients with a wide range of clinical conditions. In 2017, she commenced work as a Research Assistant on the randomised controlled trial “Effect of early and intensive nutrition care, delivered via telephone or mobile application, on quality of life in people with upper gastrointestinal cancer”. Lauren’s involvement in this ongoing research led to her successful entry into the Monash Doctoral Program, through which she will be examining the interplay between nutrition status and assessment, body composition, and quality of life for upper gastrointestinal cancer patients. Lauren is passionate about optimising patient experience across the cancer journey, and working towards improving current standard nutrition care models across Australia.