I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Nutrition degree from the University of Surrey in 2000 and went on to do a postgraduate diploma in Dietetics at Kings College London gaining a distinction in 2001.
I am Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered. This body regulates the dietetic profession ensuring national standards are met. I am a member of the British Dietetic Association and a media spokesperson for the organisation.
I have specialised for over 10 years in the nutritional care of infants, children and adolescents. My extensive experience has been gained from working at Guy's and St. Thomas' and Great Ormond Street Hospitals in London, and at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
I have worked on a voluntary basis with the Children's HIV Association (CHIVA) and Diabetes UK.
I am an enthusiastic cook and have always incorporated this into my clinical work. I was awarded 'Best Dietitian Recipe' at the the 2013 British Turkey Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London. I have developed recipes and content for two separate cows milk protein allergy weaning guides. I also design recipes to go alongside child focused healthy eating programmes. Having completed the Leith's School of Food and Wine Advanced Cookery Course as well as practical training for hypo-allergenic diets I find this is a very rewarding part of my work.
I am a regular guest speaker at various health professional events on a wide variety of subjects within paediatric dietetics including childhood obesity, growing issues in toddler nutrition, cow’s milk protein allergy and the developing gut.