Why choose a dietitian?

Choosing the right person to seek nutritional advice from can be confusing. Many people claim to be experts in nutrition yet have very limited knowledge and offer no protection to the public. Dietitians are very often referred to as the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to nutrition professionals.  

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Lucy is a registered dietitian who specialises in diet for gut disorders and digestive health.  She has worked in the NHS in a variety of roles since 2004 and has been practising as a specialist gastroenterology dietitian at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust since 2007.  In 2016 she began in private practice at Tavistock Physiotherapy Clinic and at Nuffield Hospital Plymouth.  Lucy’s passion for improving healthcare led her in 2017 to apply for and secure a prestigious Health Education England (HEE)/ National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) studentship completing a Master’s in Clinical Research (MClinRes) at the University of Plymouth.


Recognised as a specialist in the management of irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease and diverticular disease.  Lucy has extensive experience of the low FODMAP diet, LOFFLEX diet, dietary fibre and gluten free living.  Lucy has also supported many clients with weight management and those seeking help for suspected food intolerances. 


When faced with illness or a specific health concern, or simply looking to improve overall well-being, interpreting complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help and support which Lucy provides in a non-judgemental supportive environment.

The diet change has given me a new lease of life.  It was only a few days before the symptoms alleviated



Masters level qualification in research management and mentorship (University of Plymouth)

The low FODMAP diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders (King's College London)

St Mark’s Intestinal Failure, Rehabilitation & HPN Course (St Mark’s Hospital)

Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group Clinical Update (PENG) master’s module (Glasgow University)


MClinRes PG Diploma Dietetics BSc (Hons) RD


Masters in Clinical Research

Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics  


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied Biology

Registered Dietitian


Health and Care Professions Council

British Dietetic Association 

Gastroenterology Specialist Group of the BDA

Freelance Dietitians Specialist Group of the BDA


Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition: PEN group member and expert reviewer in IBD

Coeliac UK 

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