I am a dietitian working in both NHS and private practice, with over seven years of experience running outpatient clinics and caring for people on inpatient wards. Through lifestyle and dietary advice, I have been able to help patients self-manage a variety of conditions.
With almost five years experience within a surgical gastrointestinal multidisciplinary team, I have extensive knowledge of oncology and gastrointestinal disease. I understand the nutritional difficulties and social impact gastrointestinal conditions bring.
I have a strong research background and an ethos of promoting evidence based practice. As a registered dietitian with a degree in Biomedical Science, I am expertly placed in translating science and research in practical dietary advice. In June 2014, I achieved my Master of Science through completion of a research project involving enteral nutrition after upper gastrointestinal surgery, helping patients in their postoperative recovery. I recently presented the research at the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) conference in Harrogate.
I am low FODMAP diet therapy trained and regularly treat people with functional gut disorders. I work with clients to treat IBS holistically, providing nutritional assessment, recognition of trigger foods and ensuring a balanced diet. I am passionate in caring for my clients and tailor consultations to the needs of the individual, communicating in the most effective way for each individual person.
Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007, I have worked as a registered dietitian for the NHS in the Greater Manchester area. I have provided nutritional treatment and advice for a wide range of medical conditions, but have always had a strong interest in gastroenterology. This has led me, over the past five years, to develop a specialist role in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
At present I work as a Senior Specialist Dietitian within the multi-disciplinary team of a large university hospital. One of my specialist areas of interest is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I have produced informative dietary videos for IBD patients, written an article for the South Manchester Group of Crohn’s and Colitis UK and presented at the Northwest IBD Education Programme.
After attending the Kings College London Low FODMAPs course in 2011, I led the implementation of the programme in our NHS trust, to improve the service for patients with functional gut symptoms. Working closely as a team with my colleagues, this has since developed into a successful service. I also completed a Post Graduate Certificate course in Sports and Exercise Nutrition in 2010.
As my husband has coeliac disease, I am all too familiar with the day-to-day challenges of living with dietary restrictions. As a keen baker, I have learnt to adapt recipes for a gluten-free diet (not always with success) and I am happy to share my experiences and tips!
I am a specialist gastroenterology dietitian working within an NHS teaching hospital and private practice in Manchester. I am part of a multi-disciplinary gastroenterology team and see patients on the hospital wards and in outpatient clinics. I have a clinical interest in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and provide education on low FODMAP diet interventions.
In addition to my specialist interest in gastroenterology, my day to day case load consists of a broad range of general medical and surgical conditions. I am therefore able to take a complex medical history into consideration when tailoring dietary advice for individuals, whether the primary problem is gut related or not.
I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Dietetics from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2010. I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Gastroenterology Specialist Group (GSG).
I am enthusiastic about educating patients and clients on how dietary treatment can affect illness and health. I also love food and I’m happy to help alter and create delicious recipes!