NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton and BAPEN Executive
Emily Walters is an experienced dietitian passionate about helping individuals to improve their nutritional state through her clinical practice, research activities and provision of education, training and mentoring. With specialist interest in the identification and management of malnutrition risk she has worked with several nutrition support teams and in various clinical dietetic roles. She developed particular expertise in managing malnutrition risk in cancer patients during her 15 years leading the dietetic service at a Regional Cancer Centre. Her committee work with BAPEN and the Advisory Committee for Borderline Substances is also integral to her desire to support the provision of good nutritional care for patients.
In addition to her NIHR Doctoral role she works as a freelance dietitian and manages a company focused on the provision of education and research in clinical nutrition. She leads on BAPEN’s dietetic student placements and is involved in supporting the education of allied healthcare professionals and dietetic students. Emily’s leadership skills are enhanced through completion of a Masters in Leadership and Management with experience across various roles including 10 years as Chief Dietitian at Southampton General Hospital. Emily believes that research is integral to the provision of good nutrition and dietetic practice and as such has been involved in many projects throughout her career. Her interest in research culminated in the award of an NIHR Clinical Academic Doctoral Fellowship with her PhD due to be completed this academic year.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emily_Walters5