BSc (Hons) Nutrition, PG Dip Dietetics, MBDA, RD
I’m a Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant with over twenty years specialist paediatric experience within the NHS and private sector.
I run face to face clinics in South Wales and virtually where I have a UK-wide client base.
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 2013 I started my own private practice, abcdietitian and took a break from the NHS to concentrate on my freelance business.
I returned to the NHS in 2019 and I currently work part-time as a specialist eating disorder's (CAMHS) dietitian and I’m a registered practitioner for both adults and children with B-eat (Beating Eating Disorders). I am also a visiting lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University and I work on a voluntary and consultancy basis with the Vegan Society.
I’m registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and I serve on the BDA Specialist Paediatric Group Committee.
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, the developing gut and eating disorders. 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.
I have written three recipes books to go alongside formula milk for babies with cow's milk protein allergy and I am a regular recipe contributor for BBC Tiny Happy People and I consult for BBC Education and The Vegan Society.
I serve on the BDA Paediatric Specialist Group Committee as the Public Relations Officer and enjoy this role and the opportunities it brings.
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.