Anita McDonald

Birmingham Children's Hospital | NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Anita MacDonald OBE, is Consultant Dietitian in Inherited Metabolic Disorders at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and an Honorary Professor in Dietetics at Plymouth University, UK. She has a wealth of experience in paediatric dietetics, having worked as a clinical dietetic specialist for almost 40 years.  She is a Fellow of the RCPCH. Her involvement in aspects of inherited metabolic disorders (IMD) has spanned almost all her working life. Dr MacDonald obtained her PhD in phenylketonuria (PKU) in 1999 and is actively involved in all aspects of IMD nutritional research, as well as teaching and development in this discipline. She has extensive research experience and more than 400 publications. She has lectured in more than 40 different countries on topics relating to nutrition, and has delivered the BDA/Plymouth University Inherited Metabolic Disease Training Masters Module since its introduction. Dr MacDonald is a member of numerous UK and international Committees, including the Chair of the European Expert Nutrition Panel in Phenylketonuria (ENEP) and member of UK NSPKU and ESPKU medical advisory panels.