Sian is a Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian who has combined 25 years’ experience within the NHS alongside 15 years within the private sector. She has worked at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and most recently The Whittington Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, based at their main hospital in Hampstead and Barnet and Chase Farm sites.
During Covid-19 pandemic she has been running remote gastroenterology clinics in association with the Consultant Gastroenterologists and Dietetic teams at The Whittington Hospital. At the same time, Sian has been proud to be a very small part of the UK effort addressing Covid-19, in her role as a Tier II Clinical Test and Trace officer in association with Public Health England.
She has worked alongside some of the leading Gastroenterologists in London. In 2016 she worked with the renowned Gastroenterology team at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust providing nutritional guidance to patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. In 2013 she worked extensively with liver patients at The Homerton University Hospital. She regularly sees patients at her private practice at BMI Cavell and BMI Kings Oak Hospitals with a range of digestive disorders. She is fully trained as a Kings College Low FODMAP practitioner and has repeatedly achieved excellent results with a large number of patients, helping them identify which foods are problematic and subsequently equip them to manage their symptoms of irritable bowel and other functional gut disorders.
Sian studied Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Surrey before joining The World Food Programme aid programme in Lesotho for two and a half years, where she worked supporting the food aid programmes in primary schools, developing recipes in association with a thriving school garden programme.
She was privileged a few years ago, to be nutritional adviser to Raymond Blanc when he was compiling his book and popular BBC series Kitchen Secrets. She was part of the award-winning catering and dietetic teams at The Royal Marsden Hospital, receiving ‘Good Food on the Public Plate’ awards in 2009 and 2010 from Sustain, for incorporating local, seasonal and organic produce into the hospital menus. Improving hospital catering continues to be a lifelong passion.
She is delighted to be working in the Spring of 2021 as an Ambassador for Symprove. She shares the same values as Symprove, in acknowledging the relationship with the gut is a vitally important one, in terms of the role it plays in digestion, general health and the gut-brain axis.
In recent years, Sian has undertaken medico-legal work on behalf of some leading law firms and is accredited with both the UK Register of ExpertWitnesses and has recently been appointed to the panel for high value cases with Premex medico-legal services.
She is fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, is a member of the British Dietetic Association (MBDA), member of the Gastroenterology, Sports Nutrition Specialist and London branch groups of the BDA and is committed to ongoing Continued Professional Development. She was awarded the BDA Advanced Diploma in Dietetic Practice and Professional Development Award in 2013.
She loves cooking for her family and friends and enjoys trying new recipes and challenging herself, whether it be in the kitchen, skiing in the Alps or sailing in the Solent or Mediterranean.