I am a registered dietitian with the Health Professions Council (HPC) & I have worked for the NHS for 18 years. I currently work part-time at LJMU (0.7 WTE) & continue to work as a clinical dietitian at Liverpool Women’s Hospital 1 day per week (0.2 WTE).
Senior Lecturer (Nutrition)
BSc Nutrition & Dietetics; PG Cert community tropical medicine & health; PG Cert Teaching & Learning in HE; PhD.
Courses (Subjects) taught
Areas of teaching include Food & Nutrition; Community Nutrition & Home Economics.
I am module leader for Advanced learning skills (4058TEF), Nutrition in the Life cycle (5072TEF), Dissertations (6001TEF) and Clinical Nutrition (6041TEF).
I teach on the following modules too: Community Nutrition, Community Health & Promoting Health in the Community.
Professional activity/Consultancy/successful bids
I provide a clinical dietetic service to Liverpool Women’s hospital (LWH) one day per week; I am a founder member of the multidisciplinary nutrition committee there; I am a member of the Liverpool infant nutrition steering group. I am involved in a large project researching obesity in pregnancy called ‘Fit for Birth’ awarded £150,000 from LivHir (Liverpool Health inequalities research) and I teach an OCN accredited CPD course entitled ‘Nutriton in early years’ to Nursery staff, awarded £50,000 by Merseybeat.
I have contributed to national conferences, including the Nutrition Society, Diabetes UK and UK Public Health Conference. I have been asked to teach on post-graduate courses, including ‘Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusions’ at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the MSc ‘Diabetes and Pregnancy’ module at Warwick University. I also have an input to the teaching of student midwives at Edge Hill College.
Professional and Research Interests
Nutrition and pregnancy/lactation; diabetes and pregnancy; infant nutrition; hospital malnutrition; radiation enteritis.