the team

Our team of nutritionists here at The JCN Clinic  includes founder and director Jessica Cox, along with qualified Nutritionist Carissa MasonEmma MorrisPaige Redford , Alana Krahe, Alexa Tran and Kara Mackrell working under the JCN model, which has proven to be extremely successful over Jessica’s years of practice.  As Nutritionists our focus is utilising the power of individualised and therapeutic nutrition alongside nutraceuticals where needed to have our clients achieve optimal results. Our nutritionist’s primary focus is to educate our clients therefore ensuring they hold the knowledge and tools long term to maintain health and vitality. 

Our Nutritionists specialise in:

  • gut health & digestive disorders, inclusive of SIBO, IBS, IBD and chronic gastrointestinal inflammation
  • multiple food intolerances (inclusive of FODMAP, histamine, oxalates, salicylates, coeliacs and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity)
  • mental health (anxiety, depression, fatigue, poor concentration and low mood)
  • hormone health (PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, acne)
  • Immune/autoimmune irregularities (MCAS, arthritis, chronic fatigue, thyroid)
  • Children’s nutrition – fussy eating, introduction of solids, concentration and behaviour

JCN nutritionists additionally have extensive knowledge in individualised dietary planning, nutritional supplementation and the utilisation of food as a medicinal tool. We provide outstanding dietary guidance and individualised food plans to deliver a unique approach in the nutrition space. We strive to educate and empower our clients in the foundations of health.

All of our Nutritionists are highly qualified and capable of assisting you with your health concerns. Here at The JCN Clinic we pride ourselves on the highest standard of care across the board. You can therefore be assured that no matter who you choose to see within our team that you will be in the very best of hands.

jessica cox

CEO, Clinical Nutritionist

Jessica is the founder and business owner of the successful JCN Clinic based in Brisbane, Australia. Jess is a passionate foodie, recipe developer and qualified practicing Nutritionist with a Bachelor Health Science (Nutrition). Jess holds close to fifteen years of clinical experience with a focus on chronic digestive health and systemic inflammation.  Jess is well respected within the public space of health and wellness for her no fad approach and utilisation of evidence based nutrition. Jess is also the resident Nutritionist for BodybyFinch. Jess is the creator of the popular Jessica Cox blog, which is an expression of everything she loves rolled into one, including her passion for creating recipes that cater for food intolerances and digestive issues.

Jessica’s key areas of interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • chronic digestive issues
  • chronic food intolerances
  • autoimmunity
  • poor immunity
  • chronic fatigue

Make a booking with Jessica

carissa mason

Nutritionist & Clinic Manager

Nature-loving and country girl, Carissa Mason is an accredited and practicing clinical nutritionist. Her main interests are digestive health, hormones and genetics. Prior to her study, Carissa managed cafes and restaurants where she worked with talented chefs. Her level of appreciation for food immensely grew as she was inspired to interlace her knowledge of cooking with nutrition. She is also known for her quirky personality accompanying Jessica on The JCN Podcast Show. Carissa joined forces with Jessica at the clinic in 2015 where she began her new journey of helping a number of people carrying all sorts of health conditions.

Carissa’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • digestive health
  • hormones
  • genetics 

Make a booking with Carissa

emma morris


Emma is currently unavailable for bookings as she is on maternity leave. For any questions or queries please contact our reception team.

Born and bred in Brisbane, Emma Morris is a practicing clinical nutritionist who is dedicated but not limited to helping people overcome depression and anxiety. A former personal trainer with a degree in Psychology and Nutritional Medicine, Emma understands the significance and role of nutrition that plays into mental health. Nutritional medicine has helped her overcome her own mental health challenges and she now shares her knowledge to help her clients. Emma currently offers a unique service to individuals called the Nurtured Mood Package along with her 6 Week Holistic Mental Wellness Workshop. This focuses on identifying biochemical drivers that may contribute to mental health concerns.

Emma’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • mental health
  •  digestive health
  •  pre conception care

Make a booking with Emma

paige redford

Naturopath & Herbalist

Paige is a qualified and practising clinical naturopath with a strong focus on nutrition who comes from the Sunshine Coast. Former yoga teacher and lover of all thing’s nature, Paige is a true foodie at heart, fitness lover and nature seeker. Paige truly believes that a holistic approach to health and wellness allows us not only to heal our bodies and mind but to thrive and live our best lives.

Paige is passionate about supporting clients to foster a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Paige encourages her clients to reconnect with their own internal wisdom surrounding eating and educates them on the principles of intuitive eating. Paige draws on her own personal history with an eating disorder to truly connect with her clients, whilst advocating healthy relationships and thought patterns around food through her consultation process.  Paige truly believes that a holistic approach to health and wellness allows us not only to heal our bodies and mind but to thrive and live our best lives!

Paige’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • intuitive eating & improving emotional relationships with food
  • recovery from disordered eating
  • herbal medicine

Make a booking with Paige

alexa tran


Alexa Tran is a clinical nutritionist (BHSc Nutritional Medicine and Dietetics) whose aim is to help educate individuals on how they can take control of their own health using food and nutritional therapy. Alexa’s main interests are holistic weight management and mental health symptoms related to digestive and hormone health. Her integrated and holistic approach works well with her clients as she focuses on treating the person as a whole and not just the condition. Besides from working, Alexa appreciates the simple things in life such as cooking, hiking and watching permaculture videos whilst spending time with her wolfhound. 

Alexa’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • digestive health
  • hormones 
  • mental health 
  • holistic weight management

Make a booking with Alexa

alana krahe


Alana is an accredited Nutritionist, mum of two and big believer in using the power of food as medicine. Alana is passionate about creating happy and healthy adults and kids with her areas of interest including mental health, digestive health, food intolerances and children’s health. She has a holistic approach in supporting clients to make positive changes to how they eat, think, move, rest and connect. Alana grew up in northern NSW but has been calling Brisbane home for the past 10 years. Alana also has a Bachelor of Communication so enjoys explaining credible and evidence based information in simple language to empower clients to achieve lasting results.

Alana’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • Mental and brain health
  • Fatigue and poor concentration
  • Digestive health & food intolerances
  • Children’s health & nutrition

Make a booking with Alana

Kara Mackrell JCN Clinic

Kara Mackrell


Kara Mackrell is a Clinical Nutritionist with a real passion for helping individuals understand their body and take control of their health naturally. 

Kara grew up on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and has always had a strong passion for female health and hormones due to her own hormonal complications with PCOS in her early 20’s. 

Kara believes that health is much more than merely the food that fuels us, it’s also about appreciating your body and using diet and lifestyle as a tool to optimise your wellbeing.

Kara’s key interests of clinical nutrition are:

  • Hormonal health
  • Digestive health
  • Mental health

Currently unavailable for bookings

jcn clinic reception team

samantha covey

Reception Manager

Sam is a creative soul, currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition at Endeavour College of Natural Health, who comes with a background in photography and graphic design.She’s always had a passion for food and cooking, and throughout her early 20’s developed a keen interest in how food can impact your health. While she grew up on Brisbane’s north-side, Sam had the opportunity to live in London a few years, allowing her to explore and photograph many of the beautiful cities around Europe!When Sam’s not studying or cooking, you can usually find her in the garden, painting, or on one of the various hiking trails around Brisbane.

stephanie blakey


Stephanie is a reception and administrative professional with over 10 years of experience. She has worked across various industries, alongside a diverse range of professional groups, giving her the opportunity to perfect her skills as a professional administrator. 

Stephanie’s passion for travel led her to live in London and Toronto for over three years, enabling her to visit many amazing parts of the world and meet many incredible people along the way! 

From a young age Stephanie has enjoyed an active lifestyle participating in many recreational sports. She still enjoys playing touch football and can find her most Friday nights tucked up on the couch watching the footy!


alexa tran


Alexa is additionally an integral part of the JCN Clinic reception team. Alexa works on reception alongside Michelle when not seeing clients in The JCN Clinic. When Alexa is not at the clinic, you will find her working at a bulk food store where she can encourage healthy cooking whilst minimising waste in her local community. Besides from working, Alexa appreciates the simple things in life such as cooking, reading recipes, being out in nature, watching permaculture videos and spending time with her dog. If you have any enquiries, you can always count on asking Alexa and Michelle and they’ll do their best to help you!

jcn clinic recommended personal trainer

Michelle Maher JCN Receptionist

michelle maher

Personal Trainer

Michelle is an online strength coach who specialises in working with women to help them achieve their ideal body composition. She enjoys working with women from all backgrounds and with various training experience levels.

Primarily, Michelle works with women who are already training frequently, but not seeing results from their hard work. Michelle offers a personalised 1:1 coaching service to make your training fit your lifestyle. Michelle tailors every training program to the individual and takes the guesswork out of knowing what to do in the gym.

As part of the online coaching service, Michelle offers macronutrient coaching, helping individuals ensure they are eating enough to train, have energy and see results. Michelle’s view on coaching is holistic and encompasses not only training & macros but also sleep, energy, menstrual cycle tracking and lifestyle.

 Michelle is also a part-time student at Endeavour College of Natural Health, studying to become a clinical nutritionist (Michelle has worked in the past within The JCN Clinic reception team where her love of nutrition blossomed). If you would like to have a chat with Michelle, to see if online coaching is right for you, please feel free to message her on Instagram: , or say hello via Instagram or email: To see testimonials, feel free to read some reviews on Michelle’s Facebook page here