Jennie graduated from Queen Mary’s University College, Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Dietetics and Nutrition and went on to work at University Hospital South Manchester in the specialist areas of lower gastro intestinal surgery and critical care. Other areas of clinical expertise have included medical gastroenterology, diabetes (type one and type two diabetes), gestational diabetes and DAPNE education. In 2007 Jennie was promoted to acute team lead at UHSM where she was heavily involved with development of the dietetic service, clinical education and student training.
In 2003 Jennie commenced her role working alongside Professor Basil Ammori in the field of Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery). She joined Spire Manchester Hospital in 2003 becoming the full time specialist bariatric dietitian and dietetic lead in 2009; she is currently supporting the Spire Weight Loss Surgery North West regional team.
She has gained a vast amount of experience in this field and has been involved in the care of over 3,000 patients. She has been heavily involved in the service development ensuring that individuals undergoing bariatric surgery are well informed and supported throughout their weight loss journey.
Jennie has presented both regionally and nationally in this specialist area. She is keen to pass on her experience to other healthcare professional and continues to be involved in teaching and presenting in this field.