Jennifer Ryan qualified as a registered dietitian in 2011 and since then she has worked for the NHS as a community dietitian and also works on a freelance basis. She has a MSc in dietetics, passed with distinction. She has worked with adults, teenagers and children, delivering advice on a one-to-one basis as well as in group settings. Jennifer has experience in a wide range of conditions but her passion is gut health. She has been the lead dietitian on the delivery of a specialist gastroenterology clinic where she has provided advice for various gastrointestinal conditions (IBS, coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy/intolerance, lactose intolerance, diverticulitis, bile acid malabsorption etc.). She has received specialist training at King’s College University London, focusing on the use of the low FODMAP diet, which has shown significant improvements in IBS type symptoms.
Jennifer was diagnosed with coeliac disease ten years ago, after experiencing IBS type symptoms herself. This heightened her awareness of how diet can improve health and wellbeing. Her aim is to share dietetic knowledge with others, so that they can enjoy health improvement for themselves.
In addition to her work as a dietitian, she has an ongoing interest in research and completed a MSc research dissertation in the area of coeliac disease, the abstract of which was published in a European Journal. Jennifer also has an interest in mindfulness, CBT, lifestyle medicine and offers a motivational interviewing approach within her consultations. She is also an expert advisor for the IBS Network, UK.