Dietitian & Nutritionist

I have been a dietitian since 1998 and am recognised within dietetic circles as a specialist in weight management. As a practising  dietitian I am  registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (Licence No. DT07438),  a full member of the British Dietetic Association and a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity.  I am also a media spokesperson for UK dietitians via the British Dietetic Association.

I  currently deliver Dietetic Services at a private hospital in East London, and operate my private clinic work out of two locations: 58 South Molton and Clapham Common Clinic

Education

I graduated in 1997 from King’s College London with a BSc Hons Degree in Nutrition, and then continued on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics  in 1998. After a year as a ward dietitian in Cardiovascular Health at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust   I was recruited by Ashfield Healthcare (funded by Roche Pharmaceuticals) to join a small NHS team to research adult weight management. Funded privately but working within the NHS afforded great flexibility in responsibilities, project choice and delivery.  I was instrumental in the set up of the research based Lifestyle Clinic at Hammersmith Hospital, and key to the development of a structured weight management programme with Counterweight.  As a project board member I worked closely with global key opinion leaders, presented nationally and internationally and co-authored academic papers for peer reviewed publications.   Within my team I led on Continuing Professional Development, was Final Edit  on  Literature and Resources; writing for health newsletters and journals was also part of my remit.

Sports Nutritionist

I have recently graduated (Summer 2016) from St Mary’s University,  after undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition to achieve accreditation as a Sports Nutritionist.  I am currently working on my Level 1 ISAK qualification which is the most accurate measurement of field based body composition analysis.

Practical Weight Management

Further study beyond King’s also includes:

The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2013)

Research and Statistical Analysis, Glasgow University (2000-2011);

Counselling and Behaviour Change, (Dympna Pearson, RD MBDA (2000-2007);

Child Weight Management, Dr Laurel Edmonds, University of Oxford (2010),

Practical Weight Management, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2005).

Media Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association.

Healthy Lifestyle App

A personal project has been the achievement of a  health and lifestyle app Do One Thing Today aimed at providing the general adult population with a range of easily achievable actions to improve their health daily.