Cate Stephens

About Cate

After training as a physiotherapist in Cardiff, Cate has completed two Masters Degrees in Sport &Exercise Medicine and Health Psychology. Her experience spans five years working with the NHS as well as privately for various rugby teams.

In 2006 Cate experienced a broken neck and spinal cord injury as the result of a car crash, leaving her in a tetraplegic/paralysed condition from the shoulders down and requiring the use of a wheelchair. Through personal experience she has furthered  her interest in health and rehabilitation, and demonstrates great empathy  and understands both the emotional and physical struggles which both clients and their families may be going through following a traumatic injury.

With wonderful resilience, Cate has incorporated her experience into the work she does, giving  a more personal insight into how to optimise health when living with a long-term condition.

For her thesis in Health Psychology, Cate focused on the lived experiences of weight management in SCI (Spinal Cord Injury). Her research highlighted both additional psychological and social barriers, that individuals may face when living with an SCI and the challenges around trying to manage weight whilst living with a long-term condition.

Cate Stephens
Cate StephensDietetic Assistant

Cate’s Skills & Experience

Cate has also qualified with a Level 4 Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management and is certified by the Association for Nutrition. Her qualification complements the work she has done whilst completing her Masters.

Continuing her passion for learning and progressing her knowledge of Nutrition, Cate is currently studying towards a Level 4 award from the Royal Society for Public health (RSPH). She will also be beginning her PhD on the Psychosocial aspects of weight management in SCI later this year.

In her spare time, Cate enjoys getting out in the fresh air with her Golden Labrador, Hollie. She loves to travel far and wide and has been on adventurous trips such as safari and scuba diving holidays.

Cate brings a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to the team at Red Pepper Nutrition. From working as an Assistant Case manager and Physiotherapist she fully understands the need for a multidisciplinary and holistic approach.

Welcome to the team Cate!

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