Dr Louise Goff

Dr Louise Goff, PhD RD

Lecturer in Nutritional Science at King’s College London.

Speaker Biography

Dr Louise Goff graduated with HCPC registration as a Dietitian in 1998 and gained her PhD in 2002.   In 2006 she joined Higher Education as a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at London Metropolitan University and then in 2009 at King’s College London, where she leads and teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate Nutrition and Dietetic programmes. Alongside her teaching role she is leading a programme of research investigating diabetes development in African and Caribbean communities, funded by Diabetes UK, and has a keen interest in cultural competency in dietetics and the provision of culturally tailored care in type 2 diabetes.

Dr Goff is presenting the Diabetes Management and Education Group (DMEG) Special Interest Session. 


Dr Goff will present
‘Providing culturally-tailored care for diabetes’

Abstract

The burden of T2D disproportionately affects UK minority ethnic groups.  National care standards recognise the need to provide effective lifestyle advice which is responsive to patients’ needs, particularly ethnic minority patients who have poor healthcare access.  Culturally appropriate care improves diabetes management and is identified as a priority by patient groups.  This presentation will explore how dietitians can effectively tailor their care to improve outcomes for minority ethnic groups.