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Fiona is a qualified HCPC Registered Dietitian and is passionate about educating and promoting good health and wellbeing. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in the NHS. As an advocate of evidence-based science, Fiona will serve as an important resource of nutrition knowledge and will be working collaboratively with the patient, patient’s family and therapist to develop the nutritional aspect of the treatment plan.
For example, in eating disorders, she can provide support in safe refeeding, weight restoration, meal planning, food shopping and supporting the patient in challenging certain food rules and beliefs. In autism spectrum condition, the patient may experience sensory issues around eating that lead to an inadequate balance of the right nutrients. She can provide practical advice around mealtimes, ensuring adequate nutrition and exploring new foods.
Fiona is an expert in behaviour change counselling and motivational interviewing and has a special interest in mental health including Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, ARFID, Binge Eating Disorder and Diabulimia), Autism, Gastroenterology, and Weight Management.
Areas of interest
Eating Disorders; Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; ARFID; Binge Eating Disorder; Diabulimia; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Gastroenterology; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Weight Management.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Currently working as an Advanced Dietitian for Cumbria, Northumberland NHS Mental Health Trust and has held this position for over 10 years.
Freelance Dietitian for over 8 years.
Diet and Mental Health
Cooking, travelling, playing the piano, reading.
Published in Nutrition & Metabolism. Iron bioavailability from a tropical leafy vegetable in anaemic mice. 2011.
- Masters Module in Eating Disorders Leeds Beckett University 2015
- BSC Nutrition and Dietetics 2:1 Kings College London University 2011
- SSCM Training CNTW 2018
- MANTRA therapy CNTW 2018
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Resource Officer British Dietetic Association Mental Health Group 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Dietetic Association and BDA Mental Health Group
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Follow on dietitian treatment session - (1-5)
Initial dietitian treatment session - (1-5)