Jen gained a First Class BSc Hons in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she was also recognised for her high achievements. Jen moved to Brussels in July 2013 where she worked as an independent dietitian before moving back to make her home in the UK in 2016.
Prior to moving to Belgium, Jen gained experience in clinical dietetics within the NHS, covering areas including; diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease and allergies. She also provided care to inpatients on stroke, gastroenterology, cancer and elderly care wards. In addition, Jen has spent some time in mental health and paediatrics.
Jen worked as an independent dietitian in Brussels for three years, providing dietary advice to the English-speaking community. During this time, she worked closely with the Schuman Medical Practice to establish a healthy eating group, as well as running daily clinics from her own home for people seeking advice on weight reduction, IBS, allergies and diabetes.
Jen is adept at designing and delivering group education programmes in areas including; healthy eating, cooking skills, weight management, cardiology and other chronic diseases.
She has contributed to or coordinated several health initiative projects, and is trained in health promotion with both adults and children. Jen also holds a level two qualification in Food and Nutrition Skills for the Early Years and was a regular guest speaker at the Mum and Baby Group run by Antenatal and Baby Brussels.
Jen currently works for the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Cheltenham Hospital; though as of December 2017 she is on maternity leave with her first child!