About me


Since qualifying in 2002, I have worked in both the NHS as a Specialist Dietitian and as a Research Fellow at the University of York. I currently hold the position of senior lecturer in dietetics at Leeds Metropolitan University. My clinical expertise and research skills enable me to provide up to date evidence based advice for clients.

Whether it is an individual consultation, group session or written article that you require, you can be confident in the information you receive. No gimmicks, false promises or fads, just honest, friendly and factual advice.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Sarah Baker


BSc Hons. Dietetics – Leeds Metropolitan University
MSc Health Services Research – The University of York
PhD Health Sciences – The University of York


Member of the HCPC
Member of the British Dietetic Association
Member of the Freelance Dietitians’ Group
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recent publications:

Baker, S. & Graham, H. (2014) Social patterning of alcohol consumption among mothers with infants in the UK. J Behav Health, 3(3), pp. 181-186.

Baker, S. et al. (2014). “A national study of acute hospital-based alcohol health workers”. British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 23 (4): 204-208.

Baker, S. & Lloyd, C. (2014) A national study of acute care Alcohol Health Workers. Research Report. [Online] Available from: http://alcoholresearchuk.org/downloads/finalReports/FinalReport_0115.pdf

Hamilton, I. and Baker, S. (2013). “Nurses’ role in tackling problematic alcohol use”. Practice Nursing, 24 (7): 351-355.

Baker, S.M. and Thompson, C.A. (2012). “Initiating artificial nutrition support: a clinical judgement analysis”. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25 (5): 427-434.

What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health, and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

Only those registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use the title Dietitian. To check your Dietitian is registered click on the following link: www.hcpccheck.org

To find out more about the differences between a Dietitian, Nutritionist, Nutritional Therapist or Diet Expert, click on the following link: www.bda.uk.com/publications/dietitian-nutritionist.pdf

Contact information

Email: sarah@thedietroom.com
Phone: 01904 890440