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Joan is a registered paediatric dietitian with over 20 years clinical experience in the NHS and has particular expertise in gastroenterology and food allergy. Joan has a BSc Honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters Degree in applied paediatric nutrition. Joan is an experienced trainer of healthcare professionals and has lectured at Southampton University. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and medical books. Joan is passionate about ensuring each child meets their nutritional needs in their formative years to benefit their health in later life and can translate the latest medical and dietetic research into practical advice individually tailored to a child’s nutritional requirements
Areas of interest
Paediatrics; Food allergy; gastroenterology; Anaemia; Irritable bowel syndrome; Faltering growth; Coeliac Disease; Constipation;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Paediatric Dietitian at Southampton General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Practical Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis care” – Churchill Livingstone - 1997. Ed Peebles A, Connett G, Maddison J, Gavin J.
Gavin J., Ellis J., Dewar A.L., Rolles C.J. & Connett G.J. (1997). Dietary fibre and the occurrence of gut symptoms in cystic fibrosis. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 76: 35 - 37.
Laiho KM., Gavin J., Murphy JL., Connett G.J., Wootton S.A. (2004). Maldigestion and malabsorption of 13C labeled tripalmitin in gastrostomy fed patients with cystic fibrosis. Clinical Nutrition. 23 (3): 347-53
Gavin J., Anderson C.E., Bremner A.R. & Beattie R.M. (2005). Energy intakes of children with Crohn's disease treated with enteral nutrition as primary therapy. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Volume 18: 5: 337–342.
- BSc Hons Nutrition and Dietetics Robert Gordons Institute of Technology 1990
- Master of Philosophy Degree University of Southampton 2000
Details of entry to specialist register
- Health Care Professions Council, 1990
Affiliations / memberships
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group (FAISG)
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
Freelance Dietitian Group (FDG)
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