The Team

Lead Dietitian: Anne Wright (registered under Myers) BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Education, Grad Dip Nutrition and Dietetics, MBDA, FHEA, RD

Associate Dietitian: Jane Taggart BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, MBDA, RD

Read below for more information.

About Anne

Special areas of interest- Gut Health, Diabetes, Elderly Care, Women’s Health, Non-Diet Approaches to Weight Concerns, Health Writing, Education.

Anne has a true passion for healthy food, nutrition therapy and health education. Her mission is to share this passion for healthy eating and to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and organisations through effective, integrative, evidence-based and realistic approaches to achieving optimum nutrition.

Experience:

Anne has over twenty-six years’ experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist and works exclusively as a private consultant with AM Dietetics. Her Dietetic career has been International; in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Australia:

After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology in June 1994, Anne worked in a wide and varied range of positions throughout Queensland. These positions included specialist Hospital/clinical roles in both Brisbane and in Rural Areas, work in Private Practice, Teaching (TAFE), Health Promotion and Workplace Health, (Dietitian for the Heart Foundation= Queensland). She also worked for a year from 2014-2015 as a clinical trainer and Lecturer with Griffith University and Mater Health Services, Brisbane.

United Kingdom:

In 1999, Anne was successful in obtaining a position as Senior Community Dietitian in the United Kingdom and made the move to the North West of England. She has spent over 13 years in the United Kingdom, moving on to other roles such as
- Chief/Highly Advanced Practitioner in Diabetes at Aintree Hospital/Walton Diabetes Centre- Liverpool
- 5 years as a University Lecturer where she was Programme Leader MSc Diabetes Management, Programme Leader in Human Nutrition and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chester.
- consultant Dietitian with her own practice

Anne has also been a programme development group member for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) development of diabetes guidelines and is a British Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson.

In her media spokesperson role, Anne has appeared in articles in Weight Watcher’s Magazine, The Daily Mail Newspaper and on BBC Breakfast Radio. She has written for health blogs and magazines, such as Dental Hygiene and Therapy Magazine (UK) and Network Health Digest. Anne has worked on health projects with Gendius, Aymes International, Nestle, Pfizer and Merck Sanofi. She was awarded a place on the British Dietetic Association’s Roll of Honour in 2018. Twice.

She is a mentor to fellow Dietitians and runs a discussion and support network for Freelance Dietitians across the world.

Anne’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (H) (majoring in Anatomy and Physiology) -University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Australian Catholic University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (June 1994) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Masters of Science- Modules – Diabetes Science, Research Methods and Data Analysis- University of Chester, UK
  • FODMAPS trained- Monash University Low FODMAP Dietitian Course 2018
  • Introduction to Functional Medicine Course – Institute for Functional Medicine 2018
  • Certificate in Integrative and Functional Nutrition (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics USA) – 2020
  • Applying intuitive eating and non-diet approaches in practice (2017)
  • Paediatric Nutrition, Monash University (2016)
  • Non-Diet Approach Training – Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (Brisbane, Australia 2015), Food-Body-Mind sessions for Dietitians (Body Positive Australia, 2017), 2018

Memberships and Registrations:

  • Registered Dietitian UK (HCPC) DT 7057 (under Myers)
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian Aus (APD)
  • Accredited Nutritionist (Au)
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

About Jane

Special areas of interest- Gut Health, Weight Management, Women’s Health

Jane graduated from The University of Chester in 2013 with a BSc (HONS) Nutrition and Dietetics and has worked as a full time NHS Registered Dietitian for nearly 8 years. She now wants to use the skills she has gained in a variety of specialist areas and offer it on a freelance basis, recognising that waiting lists to see a Dietitian on the NHS can be long and often a postcode lottery. Her main passion is in gut health, with her most recent experience being in the field of Gastroenterology and Upper GI surgery.

Jane has expert communications skills, and is able to explain complex information in a simple and interesting way. She has a strong belief in patient-centred care, recognising people require different levels of support in order to achieve their desired results.

Jane is committed to continual professional development to further enhance her knowledge and clinical skills to ensure provision of best practice to her patients and clients.

Jane has worked in a number of areas including complex medical conditions and general health and nutrition:

  • Oral Nutrition Support (underweight)
  • Tube feeding
  • Complex Nutrition Support and Critical Care
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
    - High output stomas
    - Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
    - Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM)
    - IBS (including low FODMAP diet)
    - Functional Bowel Disorders
    - Constipation
    - IBD (crohn’s and colitis)
    - Pancreatic Insufficiency
    - Chronic Pancreatitis
    - Dumping Syndrome
    - Gastroparesis
    - Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Neurosurgery and rehabilitation
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Healthy Eating
  • Weight management
  • Liver Disease – Cirrhosis, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Hepatitis

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