Alongside my private practice, I work at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children as a paediatric dietitian, currently in the feeding and eating disorders team. I previously worked in Acute and community NHS settings and also at a boarding school for children with severe epilepsy.
I graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and I am a Registered Dietitian (RD). After a period in adult dietetics I have undertaken additional training in paediatrics, taking two MSc Modules in Paediatric Dietetics at the University of Plymouth.
I have undertaken additional training in a number of areas, including autistic spectrum disorder/ADHD, ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder), allergy, neurodisability, coeliac disease, diabetes, eating disorders and weight management. Clinical practice is constantly evolving and I regularly attend study days, meetings and conferences to keep my practice up to date.
Alongside my clinical practice I am also a regular contributor to the media, appearing as a dietitian on the TV, radio and written press. I write a regular column for Arthritis Digest looking at links between nutrition and health and have contributed to a number of TV programmes behind the scenes. I also work with food companies in product development and recipe analysis. In 2019 I was awarded BDA Media Spokesperson of the Year.
When not working, I am a wife, mother of three children and a keen musician, performing in a number of local orchestras and choirs. I also love to cycle and of course cook, invent and adapt recipes and eat!