Dr van Zwanenberg qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 1999. She has always been interested in psychiatry and joined a training rotation specifically for psychiatry in 2004. She completed her specialist training on the Oxford rotation and then was appointed the consultant for the Oxford Child and Adolescent assertive outreach, dialectical behavioral therapy, and crisis team. She worked intensively with outpatients who were difficult to engage or who required intensive input to prevent hospital admission.
In 2012 Dr van Zwanenberg joined The Priory Group (the largest provider of independent mental health care in the UK). Initially, she was working as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for the adolescent inpatients on their acute adolescent inpatient unit and their high dependency unit in Birmingham. Shortly after joining the Priory Group, she was promoted to become the Medical Director of the Woodbourne Priory Hospital in Birmingham. Subsequently, Dr van Zwanenberg was requested to additionally provide Medical Directorship to the Nottingham Priory Hospital. In 2016 Dr van Zwanenberg took on the additional responsibility of being The Priory Group’s Clinical Director for their national outpatient clinics (Priory Wellbeing Centres). In January 2017 she retained responsibility for their private outpatient and inpatient services and has been the Group Associate Medical Director for Priory Group and Partnerships in Care and becoming their Responsible Officer. In 2019 Dr van Zwanenberg made the decision to focus purely on her private outpatient clinic and her medical consultancy business.
Additionally, Dr van Zwanenberg has been a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission which monitors standards of health and social care services.
Dr van Zwanenberg is also involved in providing expert opinion to national and international press and she has been quoted or asked to write analysis or blogs in many national and international papers which include The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Huffington Post, The New Zealand Herald, The New York Times and papers in Indonesia and Taiwan.