Before qualifying as a dietitian, Nona worked as a medical physician in the Former Soviet Union. She then retrained and qualified in 1997 from the University of North London with a BSc Hons in Nutrition and Dietetics. Following her training at the Royal Free Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital, she then gained extensive experience at Northwick Park Hospital where she has been a dietitian since 1999.
She has strong working relationship with gastroenterologists, gynaecologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, care of the elderly and ITU consultants through her work at both the Clementine Churchill and The Garden Hospitals since 2002.
Since 2006, she has worked closely with bariatric surgeons, nurses and Harrow health GPs. Nona is actively involved in interest groups such as nutrition support, obesity, coronary heart disease diabetes, gastrointestinal and ITU. She has produced a number of dietetic resources for The Northwick Park Hospital on subjects such as cardio-protective diet, weight reducing, post bariatric( Gastric band, Sleeve gastrectomy, RYGB), low fibre, low potassium diet, clean diet and for vegetarian patients.
Nona maintains and continues to update her knowledge and expertise in dietetics through regular workshops, study days and courses to ensure that her services are always of high standards. She completed a low FODMAP training at Kings College 2012.