Trudi's first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics was obtained in 1993, followed by a teaching qualification in 1998 and a doctorate in diabetes in 2004.
As the founder X-PERT Health, a registered charity specialising in the research, development, implementation and audit of structured education for the public and healthcare professionals, and the author of the portfolio of X-PERT Programmes, Trudi has trained over 1,000 healthcare professionals to become X-PERT Educators, which has permitted the delivery of structured education to over 100,000 people with diabetes. She has published widely and has demonstrated that implementation of the X-PERT Programme is a cost saving and clinically effective strategy.
Trudi is proud to have the opportunity to further add value to the continuing professional development of healthcare professionals by contributing to the:
- Diabetes Education Network in planning the annual conferences;
- Diabetes UK Professional Education Working Group where she has written a competency framework for dietitians and frontline staff;
- Diabetes UK Nutritional Recommendations Working Group where she has contributed to the new guidance that was published in November 2011;
- International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Prevention Forum that aims to raise awareness of the prevention of type 2 diabetes
Her ambition is to further develop professional and patient education systems that increase competences to enable people to successfully manage their long term condition, improving health and well-being, and saving healthcare costs.