I help people struggling to manage their weight build sustainable habits that align with their goals so that they can live a healthier and happier life
I think it’s a shame that many people feel confused by all the conflicting health advice in today’s society and find themselves stuck in an environment that makes healthy choices difficult.
I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to maximise their health, and that the world is a better place when we understand how best to take care of ourselves.
July 2021 - Current
I currently work within Cardiff & Vale's Chronic Conditions & Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Service. Here I deliver individualised, evidence-based nutrition services for patients with a range of medical conditions.
November 2015 - July 2021
A paramedic is the senior member of an ambulance crew. responding to emergency 999 calls. Their duties include assessing patients, providing emergency treatment and making diagnoses, monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous infusions.
June 2014 - September 2016
Cotswold Outdoors helped me to share my love of fitness and the great outdoors with people planning their own adventures. I also delivered group talks to Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge participants inspiring the next generation to get active and see the world.
May 2012 - January 2013
At Apple I helped clients maximise their creative talent by delivering one-to-one photo and video editing sessions. Building rapport with my clients was a very important part of my role and helped ensure the learning was always fun!
Marks & Spencers
December 2010 - May 2012
At M&S I developed a passion for excellent customer service and discussing all things food. Working here, I discovered how food retail impacts our individual dietary habits, the arguments for nutritional labelling and the magic of flavour.
May 2003 - August 2005
My first foray into the world of food and health started by serving meals to hospital patients. It was here I learnt about the importance of good nutrition to aid recovery from illness. I'm amazed how my career has come full circle, as I now provide support and guidance for my own patients about the nutrition for health.
September 2023 - Current
University of South Wales
September 2019 - July 2021
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics
Cardiff Metropolitan University
January 2018 - August 2018
Chemistry: Molecules, Medicines & Drugs
July 2015 - November 2017
FdSc Paramedic Science
September 2013 - July 2014
September 2007 - July 2010
BA (Hons) Documentary Film & Television
University of Wales, Newport
Professional Registration & Training
'Dietitian' is a protected title. Only those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) may use the title. To remain on the register, dietitians must show evidence of continued learning throughout their careers. The HCPC regulate many allied health professionals, ensuring they meet minimum standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
I am a full member of The British Dietetic Association (BDA). The BDA is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. They are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of its members. Founded in 1936, they are one of the oldest and most experienced dietetic organisations in the world.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) uses a guiding style to engage clients, clarify their strengths and aspirations, evoke their own motivations for change and promote autonomy in decision making. Clinical trials have shown that patients exposed to MI (versus treatment as usual) are more likely to enter, stay in and complete treatment, participate in follow-up visits, lose weight and keep it off.
X-Pert Educators are trained to help people explore how their body works and how lifestyle modifications may help them improve their health. The aim is not to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do, but to help and support you in setting realistic goals to address concerns that you may have with your lifestyle such as what you eat and how active you are. Educators support people to set goals, dispelling dietary myths allowing increased dietary freedom, healthier eating, increase food awareness, improved wellbeing and quality of life, weight loss if appropriate, reduced risk of disease and other long-term condition.
Bridges Supported Self Management
Bridges is underpinned by the principles of social cognitive theory and the concept of self-efficacy. It helps people challenge and re-position the notion of self-management as an individual action, through developing a culture that is based on the quality of the interaction between a patient and practitioner.