I am a Registered Dietitian, and have a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics, an MSc in Nutrition and a degree in Psychology. I have worked as a dietitian for a long time now and I’ve had experience of both private and public/NHS services in both the UK and New Zealand. I now work freelance in a variety of roles, and I see clients clinically for one-to-one consultations online, or from my clinic in Sevenoaks in Kent.
I am the consultant dietitian for an NHS severe eating disorders team and also the lead dietitian at Weight Loss Surgery Kent, specialising in bariatric surgery.
I have a very balanced approach to nutrition, I do not believe in “quick fixes” and really believe that being healthy and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, in terms of nutrition, exercise and mental wellbeing, is key.
I am a busy working Mum and 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 my work and background degree in psychology I understand that emotional and psychological issues, as well as medications, can have a substantial influence on someones ability to follow a healthy lifestyle.
I work effectively and gently with people to overcome these barriers.
I have featured on both live and pre-recorded TV shows and have been an off-screen dietitian for numerous shows. I was part of the expert panel of the Healthy Food Guide magazine for a number of years and wrote monthly features and blogs for them. I also write for many other consumer and trade press, both in print and online. I have peer-reviewed and peer-edited Rhiannon Lambert’s book, Re-Nourish, and Dr. Hazel Wallace’s, The Food Medic for Life, as well as other books and online content. I am a British Dietetic Association media spokesperson, and have contributed to many written and spoken press in that capacity.
PgDip Dietetics (Merit, King’s College London)
MSc Nutrition (Merit, King’s College London)
BSc Psychology (2:1 University of Birmingham)