Christel Lyell is a Registered Dietitian with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and she also sees patients privately, including at HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital.
She qualified as a dietitian in South Africa in 1997 and worked in a large hospital together with setting up a successful private practice. She moved to the UK in 2001, gaining experience as a Renal Specialist Dietitian, working in three different NHS trusts over 14 years. Her work entailed assisting patients with chronic kidney disease manage complex nutritional requirements and in addition to helping with weight management, heart health and Coeliac disease.
In 2014, she was appointed Adult Dietitian Acute and Rehabilitation Team Leader at Manchester Royal Infirmary, which included specialist services in gastroenterology, oncology and critical care. She has recently been promoted to Professional Lead for Dietetics and Head of the Nutrition and Dietetic Services at Wythenshawe Hospital.
She focuses on up to date scientific research on food, health and disease and she translates this into practical guidance to help patients make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. She is also trained on the low FODMAP diet to help alleviate IBS symptoms.
Miss Lyell is an active member of the British Dietetic Association and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester. She is also an active blogger at Nutritive Talk (www.nutritivetalk.com).