Sam Francis

Research Dietician

Email: Sam Francis
Twitter: @sfrandietitian


Sam is a Research Dietitian currently working on the NG-Sure project within the Bradford Institute of Health Research.

As a registered dietitian, Sam has been qualified for four years, achieving a PGDip in Dietetics (with merit), in 2018, from Leeds Beckett University. Sam currently works as a Clinical Specialist Extended Roles Dietitian in Stroke, based predominantly on the Acute Stroke Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI). Sam has lead and developed the stroke dietetic service at BRI for the past 3 years, becoming the first dietitian within the trust to place nasogastric feeding tubes (NGT’s) and nasal retention devices. He specialises in nutrition support for stroke patients, as well as insertion and management of NGT’s and NGT training and development for the wider workforce. Sam is a member of the trusts Artificial Nutrition Support Group (ANSG) and a key part of the Nutrition team, working alongside medical and nursing staff in assessing patient’s suitability for gastrostomy feeding, as well as complex ethical decision making.

Sam’s other academic achievements include a First Class honours degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Human Performance, from the University of Salford, 2012 and a Postgraduate Certificate, with merit, from the University of Chester, 2013. He also has an extensive background working as an assistant across therapy, pharmacy and dietetic teams, over the past 8 years.