Sarah’s professional background lies in the UK where she spent 17 years working in the National Health Systems (NHS) hospitals, aged care, Public Health and Local Government. Her experience as a clinician is diverse, drawn from a wide range of conditions encountered in these settings. These include the dietetic management of patients in the areas of enteral feeding, malnutrition, gastroenterology, surgery, burns, and spinal injuries, diabetes (type 1,2 and gestational), cardiovascular disease, CVA, overweight and obesity, renal disease, mental health, eating disorders, the elderly and oncology.
In her management role, she was CEO of Dietetic Services, responsible for the review and implementation of quality assurance programs, auditing nutrition practice, menu planning and coordinating training of student dietitians.
Sarah worked as Project Manager in the Public Health sector where she was responsible for the implementation of nutrition projects for the general population. This has included supermarket store tours and cooking sessions for people on low income. She has also worked promoting nutrition on television and on the radio.
As a Nutrition Advisor for Local Government, Sarah was responsible for the development and implementation of nutritional standards for meals provided to primary schools, nutrition for the elderly, reviewing the nutritional sip foods, the development of nutritional screening tools and the implementation of training programs.
In the area of Education she has lectured in Nutrition at Bournemouth University and in the community. She has developed and conducted courses for the dietary management of diabetes for practice nurses, nutrition for the elderly, residential nurse care staff and weight management groups.
Sarah moved to Australia nine years ago and started working in private practice on the Gold Coast where she manages patients requiring dietary treatment for various conditions. In addition she has been supporting patients at the Surgical Weight Loss Centre for four years, and she believes and understands the issues around weight management. Sarah is strongly believes that with an appropriate amount of team support, surgical intervention can be a positive tool in weight management.
With a passion for food and nutrition she is fully aware of the impact diet and lifestyle has on health. She enjoys cooking and eating healthily herself and is keen to share practical and clinical skills with clients for long term weight loss success.