« Make healthy hydration the new norm »

Pauline Douglas, RD, BDA

Expert Bio

Pauline has over 25 years of Clinical and academic experience in dietetics. As a clinical dietitian she worked in the area of nutritional support for surgical and oncology patients in a large teaching hospital. Her main teaching disciplines in the University of Ulster are in Professional Practice for dietetic students and dietetic practice educators. She is also involved in a number of inter-professional learning pilots in both academic and practice settings.

Pauline is her Professional Body’s European and alternate International representative. She was a member of the Professional Practice Committee of European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians from 2010 - 2014. In this she worked with specific interest in dietetic Registration and Regulatory practice throughout Europe. She was Key Contact for Ulster University in “Dietitians Improving the Education and Training Standards (DIETS) project” and a member of Work package 8 – Exploitation. She is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Pauline’s research interest is in Nutrition and Hydration Education.

Pauline is the current Chair and co-founder of the Commonwealth Dietitians and Nutritionists Association. Pauline is a partner with the Health and Care Professions Council, the statutory regulator for Allied Health Professions in the UK, and was a previous Honorary Chairman of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). She was elected to Fellowship of the BDA for her professional achievements in 2010.