Sarah graduated from University of Nottingham with a Master of Nutrition (1st class) 2009 and completed her MSc in Advanced Dietetic Practice also at the University of Nottingham in 2013. Sarah is currently working towards a PhD in Nutritional Science which has a focus on maternal weight management.
Sarah has worked within the NHS as a paediatric dietitian for nearly 10 years. Sarah joined the Division of Nutritional Sciences as a Teaching Associate in 2016 having previously been a Visiting Lecturer, she was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2022. Alongside her teaching role at the University, Sarah offers dietetic support to a refugee charity.
As part of her professional practice, Sarah has been involved in developing and delivering evidence-based training to health professionals and community workers, and has acted as a mentor to a number of dietetic students. Sarah has been a guest lecturer at Nottingham Trent University teaching undergraduates.
Sarah's dietetic expertise is within the field of paediatric dietetics, and professional areas of interest include micronutrient deficiency in tube fed children, tube-weaning, ASD and diet, childhood obesity, maternal weight management, and 'super tasters' and the possible link to restricted eating. Sarah also has extensive experience with nutrition support, faltering growth, tube-feeding in children, restrictive eating linked with ASD & ADHD, and allergy/food hypersensitivity in children.
Academically, Sarah has an interest in lifespan nutrition which covers issues spanning from pre-conception to old age.
SWIFT JA, LANGLEY-EVANS SC, PEARCE J, JETHWA PH, TAYLOR MA, AVERY A, ELLIS S, MCMULLEN S and ELLIOTT-SALE KJ, 2017. Antenatal weight management: Diet, physical activity, and gestational weight gain in early pregnancy. Midwifery. 49, 40-46
SWIFT JA, PEARCE J, JETHWA PH, TAYLOR MA, AVERY A, ELLIS S, LANGLEY-EVANS SC and MCMULLEN S, 2016. Antenatal Weight Management: Women's Experiences, Behaviours, and Expectations of Weighing in Early Pregnancy. Journal of Pregnancy. 2016, 8454759