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BSc (Hons) Physiology, MSc Dietetics
Since 2003, I have held the position of Mental Health Dietetic Lead for Mental Health and Eating Disorders in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB). I am a member of the All Wales CAMHS and Adult subgroup, which report to Welsh Assembly Government. I represent Dietetic in Wales on a number of forums. I lead for record keeping within Dietetics in the UHB.
I also work on a freelance sessional basis with Cardiff Student Support Centre, Counselling Services, University of Wales Cardiff. Here, I undertake Clinical Specialist Dietetic input for Students and Staff presenting with Eating Disorders and other Nutrition related conditions. At Cardiff Metropolitan University, I am a guest lecturer presenting in the areas of Mental Health and Eating Disorders to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dietetic students.
I provide specialist Dietetic input to Orbis Education and Care service since 2012. This is a private education and residential service for adults and children on the Autistic Spectrum with complex health and behavioural issues.
I provide specialist supervision to Junior Dietitians.
Additionally, I undertake general Freelance Dietetic Work on a consultancy basis.
I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
• Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• British Dietetic Association (BDA)
• Freelance Dietitians Association Group (FDG)
• Eating Disorders Association (B-eat)
• Mental Health Dietitians Interest Group
• Autism Dietitians Interest Group