About me...

From a childhood in Karate, to a teenage obsession with Boxing, by interest in sport propelled me into a career in health, fitness and nutrition. I trained to be a personal trainer in 2002, gained my Sports Science Degree in 2006, my Master's Degree in Sports Nutrition in 2008 and my Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2013. I have worked in several of the country's largest heath and fitness organisations in both the public and the private sectors, including BUPA, Nuffield Health, the NHS and have provided specialist one to one services to clients in nutrition and personal training for over a decade. 

During this time, I have picked up many additional qualifications within the fitness industry, including the highly coveted writing exercise prescriptions for clients with chronic health conditions accolade. 

In addition to my private work, I currently work as a Clinical Dietitian for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, advising the medical teams how to manage the nutrition and hydration of patients with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. 

September 2017 has seen me gain accreditation with the highly prestigious Sports & Exercise Nutrition Register of the British Dietetic Association in recognition of my qualifications and experience practicing in Sports Nutrition. 

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • MSc Sports Nutrition
  • Post-graduate Diploma Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Writing exercise prescriptions for controlling specific chronic conditions (Exercise referral)
  • CURRENTLY STUDYING: Level 4 Exercise management of Obesity and Diabetes (Specialist level)

Professional registrations

  • Register of Exercise Professional (R0047864)
  • Health Care Professions Council (DT27153)
  • British Dietetic Association + Sports & Exercise Nutrition Register (#11861)

Sporting interests

  • Boxing, Boxing, Boxing!!!
  • Triathlon - all distances
  • Running - all distances
  • Cycling - single day and multi-stage events

Areas of expertise in Sports & Exercise Nutrition 

  • Weight management for performance and/or health
  • Endurance sports
  • Strength & power sports
  • Combat sports
  • Gaining weight and muscle mass

Clinical experience

Patients with a combination of the below:
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetics
  • Overweight and obesity 
  • Underweight
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol and high triglycerides  
  • Coeliac Disease 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Respiratory disease
  • Chronic kidney disease

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With my clinical and fitness experience, I can, and most cases already have, written fitness and nutrition programs for patients and clients with a variety of the above conditions, wanting to engage in exercise and improve their diet, to improve their health, quality of life and achieve other specific goals. For a detailed description of my professional experience in fitness and nutrition, please take the time to read my professional biography. 

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