I’m a Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant with over fifteen years specialist paediatric experience within the NHS and private sector, providing nutritional care of infants, children and adolescents.
Following a BSc (Hons) Nutrition degree at University of Surrey and a postgraduate diploma in Dietetics at Kings College London, I trained and began practising at Guy's and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. I moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital to specialise in paediatric dietetics. After eight years in London, I relocated to Wales to serve as the Paediatric Dietetic Manager at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board for five years.
In addition to my private practice, I’m a highly specialist community paediatric dietitian for Cwm Taf Health Board and also run clinics in Spire Cardiff Hospital. I’m a registered practitioner for both adults and children with B-eat (Beating Eating Disorders), maintaining close links with local NHS mental health services. I work on a voluntary basis with the Vegan Society, and previously with the Children's HIV Association (CHIVA) and Diabetes UK.
I'm registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This body regulates the dietetic profession ensuring national standards are met. In addition, I’m a member of the British Dietetic Association, serve on the Specialist Paediatric Group Committee, and am a media spokesperson for the organisation.
In recent years, I've been in high demand as a guest speaker at healthcare professional events nationwide, presenting on a wide variety of subjects including childhood obesity, growing issues in toddler nutrition, cow’s milk protein allergy, and the developing gut. I also teach cookery workshops to healthcare professionals to help them treat allergies. My nutrition modules and webinars are part of the curriculum for the Advanced Coaching Academy, the UK’s premier training organisation for personal fitness instructors.
With three young children of my own, including one with a dairy and peanut allergy, I’m very aware of the difficulties of encouraging kids to eat a healthy balanced diet. I’ve always been an enthusiastic cook and have published two dairy-free cookbooks. My recipe for Mediterranean turkey gratin won the 'Best Dietitian Recipe' at the 2013 British Turkey Awards.