LOUISE PERKINS BSc M(Nutr.Diet.) RD Clinical Dietetic Services Manager: Cancer Services

Louise Perkins graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1998 with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked as a Dietician in Australia and in London specialising in Nutrition Support in Intensive Care for Children and Adults, Paediatric Cancer and Immunology, Liver Transplant and Cardiothoracic Surgery. She has a particular interest in cancer and the way in which metabolism is affected by the disease.

Louise has been Clinical Dietetic Services Manager for Cancer Services at UCLH since January 2006. In this role, she provides professional leadership to the Head and Neck Cancer, Haematology and Oncology Dieticians. She maintains a significant clinical load in the Head and Neck Cancer Centre, and is an integral member of the Multidisciplinary Team. Louise works closely with the Clinical Lead Dietician in Head and Neck in ensuring best, evidence based practice in the nutritional management of patients.

As Cancer Services Manager for Dietetics, her current focus is the development of the new Head and Neck Cancer Dietetic team in order that patients receive the best possible nutritional care through their treatment journey. She is also keen to expand the profile and capacity of the dietetic service in oncology and haematology at UCLH.

Louise’s key professional interests include Body Composition and the ways in which this affects tolerance to medical treatment and nutritional management, Metabolism and Nutritional Immunology. She is hopes to establish research into these areas in the Head and Neck Cancer Centre as part of her clinical role.
Contact Us
UCH Head and Neck Services
If you have any questions, please contact us at University College Hospital.

Postal address

Head and Neck Services,
First Floor East 250,
Euston Road,
London NW1 2PG

Telephone via Departmental Secretariat

Sally Zalita    020 7380 9755
Jill Wellard    020 7380 6949
Marlene Bell  020 7380 9859
Allied Health Professionals 020 7380 6948

Your message will be taken and passed on to the appropriate person or department.

e-mail headandneckcentre@uclh.nhs.uk

Fax referrals  020 7380 6952
Links
Cancer Backup (Cancer Information Website)
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Larynx
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Headneck
0808 800 1234   (freephone helpline)

Changing Faces
http://www.changingfaces.co.uk

The Health Professions Council
http://www.hpc-uk.org  

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs   http://www.nalc.ik.com/  

Macmillan
http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan CancerLine
0808 808 2020
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