From my early teenage years, I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a Dietitian. My Grandad needed dialysis for the treatment of chronic kidney disease and whilst receiving his treatment, he was referred to a Dietitian to discuss advice to help manage his renal disease through diet. The realisation that I could combine my love of food, science & working with people, led me down this career path.
Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Dietetics in 2014 from the University of Surrey, I have worked in several NHS trusts in the South East of England. I have experience across different clinical specialities including Stroke, Oncology & Critical Care, however my specialist interest is in Gastroenterology. This includes the role of Senior Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Lead Gastroenterology Dietitian at Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2021 I launched KP Nutrition and have worked with clients, who have either self-referred or been referred from one of five Gastroenterology / Colorectal Consultants who now refer their clients to me.
Outside of work, I enjoy playing netball, skiing, dog walks and cooking - in 2010 I achieved a Distinction in City & Guilds Certificate in Culinary Skill.