Mrs Jen Carroll

Mrs Jen Carroll

Lecturer in Dietetic Practice

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


I have an active teaching role, leading the 'dietetics in practice' module in year 2 and the dietetic sessions for the inter-professional ‘preparation for professional practice’ module in year 1.  My clinical experience informs my approach to teaching where I seek to prepare students to bridge the gap between their academic background and a career in clinical practice. I supervise final year dissertations and deliver clinical supervisory skills training to practice educators across the South West.


I completed my honours degree in Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork, Ireland and undertook a Masters in Dietetics at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh graduating in 2008.  I went on to work as a dietitian in the NHS specialising in paediatric dietetics, developing expertise in a wide range of areas; neonatal medicine, gastroenterology, metabolic disorders and neurology, faltering growth, obesity, allergies, and respiratory. While working as a senior specialist paediatric dietitian at The University Hospitals of Leicester; I redesigned and led the dietetic ketogenic diet service providing a bespoke service for children with intractable epilepsy and metabolic disorders.


BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences

MSc Dietetics RD

PgCert Behaviour Change

Professional membership

Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)

Registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of The Ketogenic Professional Advisory Group  (KetoPAG)


Roles on external bodies

2015-Practice based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) Advisory Group

2016 - Member of thePractice Education Working Group for the British Dietetic Association (BDA)


Teaching interests

Clinical dietetics

Communication skills 

Research interests

Research interests

Parental perception of the use of ketogenic diet (KD) in paediatric brain tumours

The potential of KD to slow or halt paediatric brain tumour progression