Committee

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Chairperson - Natasha Guildford

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Natasha graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2011 and currently works as a Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Dietitian at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. She has previously worked in Chichester (Oncology Dietitian), Southampton (HPB Dietitian and Research Dietitian), Brighton, Isle of Wight, and Belfast. She therefore has a good knowledge of the South East of England and links across many hospitals.

She was the Treasurer on this committee for 4 years before stepping up to the role of Chairperson in 2019. Her goal as Chair is to keep the branch up to date by using social media and webinars, and to create a friendly environment for networking and sharing knowledge. Also to ensure we are practicing in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

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Secretary - Elizabeth Diamond 

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Elizabeth (also known as Lil) has been working as a dietitian since graduating from King’s College, London in 2009. She has spent most of her career working in Home Enteral Nutrition but is now enjoying a new role as an Oncology Dietitian with Kent Community Health. Lil joined the committee as an ordinary member in 2022 and is keen to provide CPD and networking opportunities for dietitians in the South East area and particularly Kent.  

Contact: [email protected]


 Treasurer - Abigail Jenkinson

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Abi graduated from the University of Surrey and currently works as a Rotational Paediatric Dietitian at University Hospital Southampton. She previously worked as a Band 5 Rotational Dietitian at the same Trust where she gained experience in Stroke, Prescribing Support and Home Enteral Nutrition. Abi joined the committee as a Student Member and became the Treasurer on this committee in 2023.

Contact: [email protected]


Student Member & Social Media Officer - Rowena Kelly

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Rowena is currently studying Dietetics at the University of Winchester and plays an important role in our committee with PR and updating our social media channels.

Contact: [email protected]


Events Officer - Grace Arrowsmith

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My name is Grace and I am a dietitian who is passionate about bringing evidence-based holistic advice to the public. Nutrition is interlinked with so many aspects of our lives and requires compassion & education at every step. I currently work as a rotational acute dietitian at Southampton General Hospital and have a particular interest in women’s health. I am excited to join this Branch to help spread legitimate nutritional advice through events as part of the wonderful community of dietitians here at the British Dietetic Association. 


Web Editor - Rose Milner

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Rose is a graduate from Plymouth University and currently works as a renal dietitian and student training lead for Oxford University Hopsitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has previously worked in general medicine at Royal Berkshire Hospital and has an interest in digital innovation within dietetics. 


We always welcome new committee members. If you are interested in finding out more, please email [email protected]