'Let's make sense of Nutrition and Cancer'
Andrea has always loved sport, health and fitness and was intrigued by the impact good nutrition can have on your health. She wanted to understand more about how it works and the impact it can have, which led her down the road of nutrition and eventually into the area of cancer which she specializes in today as a qualified and accredited dietitian. She has worked across a number of large London based teaching hospitals and she continues to work within the NHS today in the oncology department of a large London hospital as their specialist dietitian. Her training, experience and accredited bodies are outlined below.
· Masters degree in Dietetics, King’s College London
· Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland
· Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management
· Trained to deliver the low FODMAP diet which is mostly used in the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome but can be sometimes useful in managing the long term gastrointestinal side effects of cancer treatment
· Registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
· Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
· Member of the BDA Specialist Oncology Group
· Member of Oesophago-gastric pathway board for London Cancer
· Experience working in a variety of large London teaching hospitals with specialist cancer services including the Royal Free Hospital, King's College Hospital and University College London Hospitals.
· Experience working with a variety of different cancer patients including stomach, oesophageal, lung, breast, kidney, skin, liver, pancreatic, gallbladder, bowel and blood cancers such as myeloma, lymphoma and leukaemia.
· Experience working alongside Oncology doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other therapists and palliative care teams.
· Experience in managing the late effects of cancer treatment such as gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, weight gain and reducing the risk of cancer recurrence
· Delivered presentations to various patient support groups on ‘Diet and Cancer’ including bowel, breast, myeloma and colon cancer.
· Asked to present at the Myeloma UK patient information day in 2015 on Diet and Myeloma
· Andrea has been invited to a number of lectures on diet, cancer and its management later this year at London Metropolitan University