Our guest speakers are selected for their extensive knowledge and experience in their field, ensuring the courses are educational and stimulating for our students and attendees.
BSc (Hons) MSc, DProf, MRSB, CBiol, FBANT
Carol is a Registered Nutritional Therapist practicing in London and West Sussex, and a researcher at the University of Westminster, where she completed research for a professional doctorate on the practice of nutritional therapy for people affected by cancer. She is a chartered biologist with a degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology, and training in herbal medicine. Carol has worked in various healthcare roles throughout her career, including microbiology research, clinical diagnostics, medical technology and human tissue banking. Carol is also chair of NTEC, the accreditation body for training in nutritional therapy, and a trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine. She is a guest lecturer on several nutritional therapy courses at degree and Master’s level.
PGCHE, BSc (Hons), PhD
Marie holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, a PhD in molecular carcinogenesis and is a Reiki Master of 18 years. She has worked in cancer cell biology at Imperial College, as a Research Fellow at Breast Cancer Haven, and as a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research at the University of Westminster. Marie has spent the last 10 years of her career developing internationally used outcome measures to capture the patients' experience of cancer treatment and using this to inform more patient-centred support programmes for people affected by cancer. Marie is also a leading researcher in Social Prescribing and regularly speaks at national and international conferences on this developing area of person-centred healthcare. For the Marie has developed integrative oncology based CPD courses for complementary and integrative medicine practitioners and is on the board of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
MB, ChB, MRCP, MRCGP
Catherine is medical director of Penny Brohn Cancer Care and a GP in Bristol. She is the cancer lead for Bristol clinical commissioning group and an honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol. Catherine trained in oncology to registrar level and then undertook an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. As part of her distinguished career in integrative medicine she gained the oncology award from Association for Research on Integrated Oncology Therapies (ARTOI). Catherine has training in acupuncture, nutrition and mindfulness, she is an honorary fellow of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine and a trustee of the British Holistic Medical Association. Penny Brohn Cancer Care understands that cancer impacts everything and the number affected is increasing. Its Bristol Whole Life Approach supports people with cancer and their close supporters to participate in their health and wellbeing, and find the resources to thrive, before, during and after treatment. It explores areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free courses, one-to-one therapies, groups, a Treatment Support Clinic and national helpline.
PGCE, MSc, mBANT, CNHC
Christine is a well- known nutritionist, chef and author of over 13 recipe and health books including Go Lean Vegan. Christine runs a range of cookery days on healthy eating, addressing various health conditions and special diets and regularly lectures on food and nutrition. She also presents at national shows and conferences and sees clients at her clinics in Reading and Harley Street, London, as well as running workplace sessions for Corporates and Health Clubs.
DipION, NTC, mBANT, CNHC
Belinda is an experienced nutritional therapist and lecturer with a passion for food and a creative approach to teaching. She has long been fascinated by the traditions behind the use of foods for healing and so her workshops not only embrace the science that helps us to understand their properties, but also their rich anecdotal histories.
Belinda has a special interest in women and children’s health. Along with her colleague, Nicola Moore, Belinda has developed the Eat Yourself Fabulous teen programme which has been designed to help teenage girls make the connection between what they eat and how they feel. For younger children, Belinda runs the Caterpillar’s Kitchen Cooking Clubs which teach nutrition in a relaxed and friendly environment, gently motivating children to try new foods and develop their cooking skills whilst having fun.