Senior Specialist Dietitian for Gastroenterology
BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, PgD Nutrition and Dietetics, MSc Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition support; Enteral tube feeding and Parenteral Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel syndrome/Function Bowel disease – including being fully trained on the low FODMAP diet for both one-to-one consultations and Group sessions, Gastric Dysmotility, Coeliac Disease
Laura is the clinical lead dietitian for the gastroenterology team which provides a service to the gastroenterology wards. The dietetic team also provides a gastroenterology outpatient service which includes the treatment of functional bowel disorders such as Irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal diseases. This includes a group sessions to deliver advice on the low FODMAP diet for people with functional bowel disorders.
Laura runs a dietetic led coeliac clinic which offers yearly follow up for patients with coeliac disease.
Laura carried out research into the ‘nutritional adequacy of the gluten free diet in adult patients with coeliac disease’ which was published in 2008 and presented at the 8th International coeliac symposium in 2007.
Laura has also published articles in the nutritional management of gastroparesis and Perioperative nutrition interventions for women with ovarian cancer. She is awaiting the publication of articles on; patient views of food and nutrition in patients with Inflammatory Bowel disease and a case review on primary intestinal lymphangiectasia.