Ruth Kander

Graduated from King’s College London in 1995 with an honours degree in nutrition and diploma in dietetics. State registered dietitian since January 1996; have worked at two large teaching hospitals.

St Georges’ Hospital (SGH) Tooting where I started as a junior member of staff and worked up to a senior member. During my time at SGH I had clinical responsibilities and was involved in the majority of clinical specialities, I was also involved in dietetic student training, audit work and teaching to catering staff, nursing staff and medical students.

I am now at Hammersmith hospital where I have been for the last 6 years and am a specialist in renal (kidney) medicine at the West London Renal and Transplant Centre. During this time I have been responsible for the provision of in and outpatient renal dietetic services. Other areas of responsibility include resource development, policy development, audit work and education of nursing staff, medical staff and dietetic students. I attend regular courses/meetings and read the current literature as part of continuous professional development.

Aside from the hospital work I have abstracted the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, given career advice at local schools, and written articles in local newspapers, I have liaised with the editorial team for the manual of dietetics on various topics. At present I am the dietetic representative to the British Renal Society and am visiting lecturer at Luton University.

I am registered with the British Dietetic Association and the Health Professions Council DT6463