The Dietitian Cafe is a podcast for healthcare professionals to learn from. We meet a number of different dietitians and discuss many areas of dietetics and nutrition, from studying to academia, clinical to industry, the NHS to freelancing.
The Dietitian Cafe S2E8: Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan
Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan holds a B.Sc. in Human Nutrition and a Ph.D. in clinical medicine from Trinity College Dublin, and has over 25 years of experience working in the food industry and academia.
With 10 years international experience working for the Kellogg Company throughout Europe and the Middle East markets, Kathryn now works as an independent nutrition consultant providing expertise in nutrition science, marketing, communications and regulatory affairs to international food companies.
She occasionally lectures at universities and health conferences and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, healthcare and consumer press. Kathryn has a special interest in EFSA Nutrition and Health claims.
The Dietitian Cafe S2E7: Dietetics in Forensic Secure Services with Sophie Farrer & Dale Crookes
In this episode, Harriet is joined by a nutrition and dietetic duo who both work within the Secure Inpatients Services at Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough in the North East of England.
This is part of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
They reached out to the dietitian cafe podcast as they wanted to come and express the benefits that a Registered Associate Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian can bring to a secure in-patient setting, as well as reducing stigma about working in this area. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Introducing our Guests:
Sophie Farrer is a Nutritionist working within Secure Inpatients Services at Roseberry Park hospital. She covers wards which include Mental health, Learning Disabilities and Autism. This is her first year in the role since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University as a Registered Associate Nutritionist.
Dale Crookes is the Clinical Lead Dietitian for Secure Inpatient Services at Roseberry Park Hospital. Her role involves managing the Dietetic team in the Secure Inpatient Setting as well as clinical work with low and medium secure service users including service users with extremely complex mental health issues, learning disabilities and autism.
The Dietitian Cafe S2E6: Nichola Ludlam-Raine
Nichola Ludlam-Raine is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of clinical experience working for the NHS as well as privately. She specialises in the area of weight management, diabetes, bariatric surgery and maternity obesity. Nichola is a media-friendly dietitian, regularly featuring on TV and in the media - she is often spotted on the BBC Breakfast sofa.
Online, Nichola is a well-known nutrition, health and fitness influencer as well as an award-winning food blogger mummy blogger, posting a variety of health and lifestyle content to over 100,000 followers across her social media platforms. Nichola is a regular speaker at events, has worked with some of the biggest brands in the food industry and is frequently asked to provide quotes and articles to tabloids, magazines and health websites.
Instagram: @nicsnutrition and @mummynutrition
FB group: Nutritribe
The Dietitian Cafe S2E5: Maeve Hanan (Dietetically Speaking)
Maeve Hanan is a Consultant Dietitian who has a range of experience in clinical nutrition and nutrition communication. She is passionate about communicating evidence-based nutrition messages which promote overall health; including a healthy relationship with food.
Maeve is the founder of Dietetically Speaking Ltd, which promotes evidence-based nutrition messages online and on social media.
She currently works with private clients, companies, brands and the media and also provides lectures on nutrition-related topics.
Maeve recently released her first book “Your No-Nonsense Guide to Eating Well” which is available on Amazon and in a variety of ebook formats. Another recent venture is Nutrimote which Maeve established with her partner Anthony — this is a supportive hub for nutrition professionals who want to work remotely.
Nutrimote website: https://nutrimote.com/
Nutrimote Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/638931743507358
Nutrimote Instagram: @nutrimote, Facebook & Twitter
The Dietitian Cafe S2 E4: Championing Dietitians During Lockdown
Following episode 3 featuring Andy Burman and Caroline Bovey of the BDA, this part 2 episode is in response to the recent Daily Mail article which branded Registered Dietitians amongst other Healthcare Professionals as non-essential and opportunistic.
In this episode, Harriet chats to 7 different Dietitians working in different clinical roles in the UK. They tell us about the work they've been involved in during the pandemic as well as their reactions to the Daily Mail article.
A huge shout-out to the Dietitians who feature on this episode who give us an insight into the realities and importance of their roles and so candidly share their feelings and opinions on the Daily Mail article:
Hermione Brandt, Acute Dietitian, Salisbury
Clare Jones, Community Paediatric Dietitian and Team Lead, Liverpool
Roslyn Gray, Specialist Dietitian, North Wales
Aisling Pigott, Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
Sarah Farren, Advanced Specialist Surgical and Gastro Dietitian
Eloise Garbutt, Acute Dietitian, Gloucester
Clara Carr, Paediatric Dietitian, Sheffield
The article referred to and discussed in this episode:
The Dietitian Cafe S2E3: Andy Burman & Caroline Bovey (BDA)
This is a special episode of The Dietitian Cafe, inspired by a recent article in the Daily Mail, which branded dietitians (amongst other health care professions) as “opportunistic” and “non-essential”.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) hit back at the article, stating that they “categorically reject these assertions and call on the Mail to retract their ‘story’ until they better understand the vital work of dietitians in the pandemic as well as across health care.”
Here at The Dietitian Cafe, we have been overwhelmed by the response from fellow dietitians who are keen to speak up on our podcast to champion the important work of dietitians.
We will be sharing your own personal experiences in a follow-on episode. In this part 1 episode, we are delighted to be joined by the Chief Executive of the British Dietetic Association (Andy Burman) alongside the Chairman of the BDA (Caroline Bovey).
Links to articles discussed:
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I love listening to the range of guests this podcast features, from professional tips to clinical updates I find it both helpful and a nice easy listen 😄
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a guest and regularly tune into this fabulous podcast. It’s lovely to hear how varied dietetics is and for those new to the profession, this is such great CPD on demand! Bahee
Great podcast with some really good interviews. I particularly like the one on Covid 19. I think it’s great advice during this stressful time.