Alison M. Morton B.Sc.(Hons)

Clinical Specialist Dietitian, St .James Hospital

Alison Morton is a Registered Dietitian who has worked at the Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Leeds, UK for 22 years. The Unit cares for 400 adult patients.She has been actively involved in promoting the role of the dietitian and the importance of good nutrition in CF care both nationally and internationally. She was the Chairperson/Co-Chair of the UK Dietitians' Cystic Fibrosis Interest Group for ten years & Secretary of the European Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Group for four years. She is a member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) and has been on the Scientific Planning Committee for European Cystic Fibrosis Conferences. She has been actively involved with the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust and ECFS in producing Standards of Care and Consensus documents. She has written a number of book chapters and co-authored/published over 30 papers. She has worked closely with Professor Janice Abbott and published papers relating to nutrition and quality of life including: • Abbott et al (2000). Perceived body image and eating behavior in young adults with cystic fibrosis and their healthy peers. • Abbott et al (2007). Nutritional status, perceived body image and eating behaviours in adults with cystic fibrosis. • Abbott et al(2008). Health-related quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis: The role of coping. • Abbott et al (2009). Can health-related quality of life predict survival in adults with cystic fibrosis? • Abbott et al (2013). Longitudinal association between lung function and health-related quality of life in cystic fibrosis. Research interests include body image and QOL, CFRD, pregnancy in CF and enteral tube feeding. She maintains an active clinical role leading a small team of CF dietitians.