My name is Laura Cherry. I qualified as a dietitian and obtained my HCPC registration in 2014, before specialising in eating disorders at Leeds Beckett University.
My qualifications include PG Cert in Eating Disorders, BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, QNIC accreditation training and CAMHs training in mental health and eating disorders.
In 2016, I won the prestigious Dame Barbara Clayton Award for Innovation & Excellence in Dietetic Practice, competing against other dietetic practitioners for a cash prize award.
Currently I work in an Community Adult Eating Disorder Service based in Macclesfield for the NHS two days per week and allocate the rest of the week to support individuals within my private practice. Please see the testimonial pages for their reviews.
Previously I have worked in multiple eating disorder units, both in- and outpatient settings. This included a 36 bed CAMHs eating disorder unit and more recently an adult inpatient and outpatient centre in Warwick; working with clients of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of eating disorders and related mental health issues.
Throughout my career, I have witnessed first-hand the impact of eating disorders on an individual's quality of life. This experience has given me a passion and drive to help people suffering with these horrible illnesses, whilst providing insight into the level of support required for true, full recovery.
I was invited to participate on BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour to discuss my research on eating disorders (circa. 14:00):
For further information, please view my LinkedIn profile.