Nutrition & Exercise

Dr Elizabeth Cayanan


Dr Elizabeth Cayanan PhD is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist practicing at the Integrated Sleep Health Clinic, Martin Place, Sydney. Dr Cayanan is also an associate lecturer at the Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, where she teaches Human Biology. Other roles include Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sleep and Circadian Research group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research supported by NHMRC’s Centre of Research Excellence in Sleep and Circadian Translational Neurobiology.

Dr Cayanan graduated with first class Honours from her Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise, Sport Science and Nutrition from the University of Sydney in 2011. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Medicine in 2016 supervised by Professor Ron Grunstein and sponsored by the prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.

Dr Cayanan specialises in both exercise and nutrition optimization and weight loss. She provides tailored advice to ensure your training regime is suitable for exercise performance and fitness enhancement. She also provides comprehensive nutritional assessment and specific recommendations to achieve long term health, body fat reduction and will ensure your approach to eating is sustainable and healthy. Dr Cayanan’s weight loss specific practice is in treating adults with metabolic and disease related obesity. She also manages metabolic issues in chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, sleep disorders (inlcuding obstructive sleep apnea, shift workers, insomnia), Psychiatric illnesses, hypertension, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, fertility issues and hyperlipidemia. Her Ph.D thesis was titled “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Behavioural Obesity Management in Adult Patients” and her extensive clinical experience in obesity management ensures effective long term weight management solutions. Her other practice locations include the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Glebe, and the Westmead Fertility Centre at Westmead Hospital.