Tropical Leaves

ABOUT

From my early teenage years, I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a Dietitian. My Grandad required dialysis for 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 & helping people to improve their quality of life, led me down this career path. 

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Dietetics in 2014, I have worked in several NHS trusts in the South East of England. I have worked across different clinical specialities including Stroke, Oncology & Critical Care, however my specialist interest is in Gastroenterology. My experience 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.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing netball, skiing, country walks and cooking. 

QUALIFICATIONS, PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS

  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Surrey, 2014 

  • Low FODMAP diet in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - 3 day course, Kings College London, 2017

  • 'Best Presentation' -- The implementation of newly diagnosed Coeliac Disease group sessions, Hampshire  Hospitals Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Conference,  2017

  • Coeliac Disease - The value of a multidisciplinary team and multi-appointment system for patients, CN Magazine, 2018

  • WOW! Award - Nomination received from an Eating Disorder patient, 2018 

  • Certificate in Culinary Skill (Distinction), City & Guilds, 2010

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