PGDip Dietetics, MSc Nutrition, BSc Psychology, IBS KCL training
Jen is a Registered Dietitian, and has a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics, an MSc in Nutrition and a degree in Psychology. Since qualifying in 2007, Jen has had extensive experience of both private and public/NHS services in both the UK and New Zealand. Since 2012 she has worked freelance in a variety of roles, and holds one-to-one consultations, online or from her clinic in Kent.
She is the consultant dietitian for an NHS severe eating disorders team and also the lead dietitian at Weight Loss Surgery Kent, specialising in bariatric surgery. She has trained with King's College and has extensive experience in helping people with IBS who need a low FODMAP diet.
A busy working Mum, Jen can easily empathise with the minefield of nutrition information and the lack of time most of us have to focus on our nutritional intake. Through her work and background degree in psychology Jen understands that emotional and psychological issues, as well as medications, can have a substantial influence on someone’s ability to follow a healthy lifestyle. She works effectively and gently with people to overcome these barriers.
Since training as a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association in 2011, Jen has featured on both live and pre-recorded TV shows, and has also been an off-screen dietitian.
For around 6 years she was part of the expert panel of the Healthy Food Guide magazine and wrote monthly features and blogs for them. She has written and commented for many other consumer and trade press, and has peer-edited high profile nutrition books.