Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian

NZ Registered Dietitian, BSc Human Nutrition, Dip Sporting Performance, PG Dip Diet, IOC Dip Sports Nutrition (Distinction)

 
 

Dane is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian who has worked extensively with New Zealand’s leading athletes and sporting organisations over the past 10 years. After graduating from Otago University in 2003 Dane worked clinically as a Diabetes Dietitian for the Waitemata DHB before becoming immersed in sports nutrition.

In 2008 he worked abroad in Qatar where he was a sports nutrition specialist at ASPETAR, a world-leading FIFA sports medicine facility. Since returning to New Zealand in 2009 he has worked with The Chiefs rugby team, where he was part of their back to back titles in 2012 & 2013 and has been part of setting up an innovative research program with Otago and Waikato Universities, which drives many of the nutrition and sports medicine interventions the Chief's team use.

During this time Dane has also worked extensively with High Performance Sport New Zealand where he is currently a Senior Performance Nutritionist and the lead provider for the Black Ferns 7's Team and NZ Men’s Hockey Team.

He’s also involved with numerous research projects and is a guest lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Auckland and Otago Universities.

Outside of work, he is a passionate golfer, surfer and lover of all sports when he doesn’t have his hands full looking after his young family.

More info on Dane can be found here: www.danebakernutrition.net

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current

  • HPSNZ Senior Performance Nutritionist
  • Chiefs Super Rugby Team
  • Black Ferns Sevens
  • Black Sticks Men’s Hockey
  • North Harbour Rugby
  • NZ Golf

Previous

  • NZ Support Team, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
  • NZ Support Team, Rio 2016
  • Counties Manukau Rugby 2011 -2016
  • NZ Swimming 2010 – 2017
  • NZ Football Ferns 2010 – 2012
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist, Qatar Football Team / ASPETAR 2008 – 2009

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sports Doctor

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon