I am a registered dietitian and have worked for many years both in the NHS and as a freelance dietitian. I qualified as a dietitian from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 1986 and progressed to study for a Masters degree in Nutrition at the Rowett Research Institute/ Aberdeen University and also to gain a postgraduate teaching qualification from the University of Plymouth.
I have published different research papers and has been involved in teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition training to ensure high levels of competency in new dietitians and nutritionists.
I have worked extensively in public health and health promotion and was responsible for setting up and establishing a clinical dietetic service for all General Practitioners within Somerset. I currently work part time as a Dietetic Service Manager and Professional Lead within the acute hospital sector and as a freelance dietitian.
I have a particular interest in the impact nutrition has in later life and how maintaining a good nutritional intake can affect quality of life. I am a member of the Health Care Professions Council and British Dietetic Association and have spoken on many different aspects of nutrition at conferences both locally and nationally. I have experience in a wide range of clinical conditions form 25 working within public health, community services and more recently the acute hospital setting.