Enhancing the Quality of Oral Nutrition Support (EQONS) team
Amy Bennett 
I am a Dietetic Assistant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  I worked for two years in the renal area for two days a week and with the general team in stroke for three days a week. I was approached by my line manager to join the CLAHRC SY Enhancing the Quality of Oral Nutrition Support (EQONS) team, along with two dietitians to assist with the project.  At this time, I was unaware of CLAHRC and the oral nutrition project. 

Hannah Kershaw

I am a Registered Dietitian at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I have a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc (Hons)). I am based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (RHH) covering stroke rehabilitation and neurology.  I was asked by my manager to work on the CLAHRC SY project. Prior to this my knowledge of the oral nutrition project was limited. I felt this was an exciting opportunity to help develop nutritional awareness and educate staff on the wards that I cover.

Alice Pugliese

I am a Specialist Dietitian for Communicable Diseases at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   I have a particular interest in nutritional support.


Judy Redman

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). 


Sue Shearstone

Iam a Registered Nurse working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  As a busy and experienced Staff Nurse, I was interested in joining CLAHRC SY.  I wanted to take part in research in order to make a difference in clinical practice, to improve patient care and enhance the patient experience


Cathy Soreny 

When I started my secondment in 2009 I was a Registered Nurse working as a Staff Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The opportunities the secondment gave me, has enabled me to change roles twice and develop my career significantly: I worked as a Research Associate, and am now a filmmaker specialising in health and social care. My interest in research and practice development started during my nurse training. After qualifying in 2005 I got involved in various projects and activities within the Trust, particularly the Evidence Based Council. It was through this forum that I became aware of CLAHRC SY and their objectives - and it wasn't long before I applied for the secondment to the Translating Knowledge into Action (TK2A) Theme. 


Carolyn Taylor

I am a Registered Dietitian working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   The opportunity to contribute to the Enhancing the Quality of Oral Nutrition Support (EQONS) project  complemented my full-term secondment to the NIHR MSc in Clinical Research.  It also allowed me to contribute to implementing the MUST+ screening tool and Nursing Care Guidelines that I had been involved in developing.