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Academic Biography

Dietitian, senior lecturer and course leader. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed a Master’s in Education in 2017. I lead the MSc dietetics programme at Teesside University, supporting students as they start their professional journey.

My clinical expertise lies in diabetes having worked in cardiology, obesity and research across 5 major UK cities since graduating in 1994. Publications and presentations have included carbohydrate restriction, dietetic mentorship, outcomes, insulin dose adjustment and workplace learning.

Summary of Research Interests

Current doctorate research seeks to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of diabetes remission strategies for adults with type 2 diabetes newly diagnosed within general practice in one of the most deprived local authority districts in England. 

Academic Achievements

Learning Excellence Award 2018: 1st Prize (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

NHS England Innovation Challenge 2015: Finalist.

Academic Responsibilities

Course Leader

  • MSc Dietetics (pre-registration) programme

Module Leader

  • The Practising Dietitian
  • Dietetic Management
  • Advanced Dietetic Management

 Practice Education Lead

  • Dietetic Placement 1
  • Dietetic Placement 2

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Leeds

Award Date: 18 Jul 2017

Bachelor, Ulster University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Professional Doctorate, Teesside University


External positions

Board member: British Dietetic Association BDA Quality Standards Board

2020 → …

Accreditation Assessor: British Dietetic Association

2018 → …

Board member: British Dietetic Association Education and Professional Practice Board



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