Kira Sutherland is an Australian Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist with more than 20 years in clinical practice. She is the 2019 winner of the BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Award for Excellence in practice (Nutrition/Dietetics) and is the current performance nutritionist for the Sydney Marathon and running festival (IAAF Gold Label event).
Kira divides her time between clinical practice, lecturing at the undergraduate level, and mentoring practitioners of complementary medicine in the application of holistic sports nutrition. As a keen endurance athlete herself, Kira has participated in many Ironman distance events and marathons and is an avid cross country and downhill skier, thus providing her with a solid foundation of practical experience to add to her academic and clinical background.
Naturopath and sports nutritionist Kira Sutherland discusses the lack of research surrounding women in sports, the challenges surrounding completing research in this area, and some of the treatment approaches she uses in her own clinic to differentiate between the needs of male and female athletes.