Dr Kristie Bell is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with over 17 years of clinical dietetic experience. She is currently a clinical lead dietitian at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. In addition she is a senior research fellow with the University of Queensland. Kristie has a particular interest and internationally recognized expertise in the area of nutrition for children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities and in the nutritional assessment of hospitalized infants and children. She completed her PhD in this field in 2005 and has been chief investigator on two NHMRC funded research projects in this field. She has over 30 full publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Most recently she is the principle investigator on a new research project developing a screening tool for feeding difficulties and undernutrition in children with cerebral palsy.