I am a Lecturer in Human Nutrition & Dietetics and programme lead for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics programme. I am a Registered Dietitian, have a MSc in Allergy and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I began my career in dietetics as a mature student at the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University), graduating in 2001. I spent my first year as a registered dietitian in an acute role at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, before moving back to Scotland where I worked as a locum for several months undertaking a variety of acute and community roles. I joined Glasgow community dietetics in 2003, where I worked until 2009 when I undertook an advanced practitioner role in teenage and adult food allergy. I gained my MSc in Allergy in 2014; the focus for my dissertation was the health-related quality of life of food allergic teenagers in the West of Scotland.
During my time in my specialist allergy post I combined this with a part-time academic role at GCU and in 2019 moved from my clinical post to a fully academic role. I have a wide range of teaching and dietetic experience, as well as a special interest in food allergy.