"Hello, I am Esther Mason! I am a Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter. I have been a dietitian for 9 years and specialised in paediatrics for 7 years. I started my career at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and then joined the dietetic team at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in 2009. I completed rotations covering stroke, neurology, respiratory, elderly care, cardiology and general medicine including eating disorders.

In April 2010 I joined the paediatric dietetic team covering ward work and general clinics. Since December 2011 I have been in post as the paediatric home enteral feeding dietitian.I have completed 2 modules towards a Masters’ degree in Paediatric Dietetics; The Management of Nutrition in Infancy & Childhood, and The Dietetic Management of Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

My patients range from babies to young adults and I look forward to developing my skills in ketogenic diet therapy for the treatment of epilepsy alongside my colleague Deana Dumbreck.  We are extremely grateful for The Daisy Garland funding - without their support this service would not be available in Exeter."