Joanne Black

Joanne Black

Programme Director for MSc Nutrition and Dietetics (pre-reg)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences


  • BSc (Northumbria University)
  • PGDip (Leeds Beckett University)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)
  • MSc (Queen Margaret University)


Joanne is a HCPC registered dietitian and accredited to the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Parenteral and Enteral Nutritional Group (PENG) of the BDA.

Before joining the university as Programme Director, Joanne practiced as a clinical dietitian in the local NHS trust (HUTH) since graduating as a dietitian in 2009. She left her post as Education and Surgical Team Leader to follow her passion of education and training to establish and lead this exciting new programme at the University.

Joanne specialised in enteral tube feeding and artificial nutrition support and improved the nutritional care of patients with neurological conditions and upper GI disorders.

Since joining the University, Joanne has been successful in designing and developing the fit-for-purpose and inclusive curriculum for the MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics (pre-reg) programme, which she led through the professional accreditations from the British Dietetic Association and full approval of the Health and Care Professionals Council.

She is considered a compassionate leader and is driven and motivated to ensure her peers and students can reach their full potential.

Joanne is also the admissions lead (home and international) for the MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics programme, personal supervisor for dietetic learners and Academic Link Tutor for CHCP CIC and HUTH placements.

Module lead:

Clinical Dietetics 1: Lifespan, Lifestyle and Long-term Conditions (L7)

Clinical Dietetics 2: Applied Nutritional Support (L7)

The Professional Dietitian (L7)

Reflection and Consolidation of Practice (L7)


Public Health and Health Promotion (L7)

Fundamentals of Nutrition Support (part of MSc in Advanced Practice) (L7)

Nutrition in Critical Care (L7)

Admissions Lead for home and international students (MSc Nutrition and Dietetics pre-reg)

Academic Link Tutor (HUTH and CHCP CIC placements)

Personal Supervisor (MSc Nutrition and Dietetics pre-reg)

Chair of the North-East and Yorkshire Dietetic Placement Partnership (regional dietetic partnership) (Sept 2022 - Sept 2023)

BDA Placements in Research working group core member

BDA HEI core member

LEAP Role Emerging Placements working group core member

'All Our Health' implementation working group core member (lead for Adult Obesity) (April - August 2022)

Research interests

Regional clinical placement expansion

Role emerging placements

Nutritional support and dysphagia

Improving quality of life through nutritional interventions

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group of the BDA


Health and Care Professions Council


British Dietetic Association