Meet Our Team

Directors of CNELM & Senior Management

Kate_NeilKate Neil MSc (Nutritional Medicine) FBANT CNHC
Managing Director & Head of Quality Assurance

Kate is  MD and Head of Quality Assurance. Kate opened the Centre in 2001 with the Vision of providing high quality education in nutritional therapy and science. Kate initially trained as a nurse and midwife, and in the 1980s retrained as a nutritional therapist. Kate has developed, directed and taught on courses in nutritional therapy for 30 years and has run a busy practice over most of that time, specialising in women’s health and supporting parents with children within the learning disorder spectrum. Kate authored Balancing Hormones Naturally in the 1990s, which was one of the first public-centred publications to report on the impact of environment on hormonal balance. Kate contributed many public-centred articles between the late 1980s and 2000s. She was Founding Editor of The Nutrition Practitioner journal, which was published for 16 years. Kate has contributed chapters to books aimed at professionals and has been an invited guest speaker at many conferences. Kate now mostly focuses on directing the Centre and overseeing and enhancing quality. Kate leads the Senior Management and Senior Management Teams. 

Martin_NeilMartin Neil BSc MSc
Business Director

Prior to joining the nutrition industry in 1992 Martin was a Principal Systems and Control Engineer, designing safety instruments for the nuclear industry. For a decade, Martin led a not-for-profit nutritional service to practitioners and their clients. He worked closely with the first professional body for nutritional therapy to help establish Codes of Ethics & Practice regarding the use of nutritional supplements. Martin, along with our Finance Director, oversees the accounts and ensures the day to day maintenance of the Centre. Martin is a member of the Senior Management Team.

Dr James Neil BSc PhD
Principal and Director of Research

James graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in 1999, and was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham in 2004.  Prior to joining CNELM, James was an independent research consultant and worked in industry as a senior research scientist. James leads the Centre’s research programme, collaborating with other research institutions to develop computational and statistical techniques applicable to evidence based personalised nutrition. He oversees all research orientated modules on the BSc Nutritional Science and MSc Personalised Nutrition, leads the Research Supervisors, and teaches on these modules. James is a member of the Senior Management and Senior Academic Teams.

Chris Neil BSc (Hons) DipHE
Director of IT and Head of Student Recruitment

Chris completed a BSc in building and management from the University of Plymouth, and has a DipHE Nutrition Science. Following a short career in the building industry, Chris joined CNELM as student and member of staff. As well as directing IT development and online resources, Chris is responsible for interviewing most students for the courses, and supports students in designing their initial personal study plans. Most applicants will speak with Chris as part of the interview process, and he supports students until enrolment on a programme. Chris continues to review and enhance the functionality of the student learning environment and IT applications. Chris is a member of the Senior Management and Senior Academic Teams.

Simon Mann
Finance Director

Simon is Founding Director of ACS Accounting (Berkshire) Ltd. and is a registered member in practice of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has considerable experience working in senior financial management for large international companies. Simon provides business services to companies in Berkshire and acts as virtual financial director for the Centre. He contributes to our business module Nutrition Enterprise. Simon is a member of the Senior Management Team. 

Dr Michelle Barrow BSc (Hons) MSc, QTLS, NLP Practitioner INLPTA NLP Practitioner, DProf
Clinical Director & Academic Team Director, Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and Institution Link Tutor 

Michelle Barrow has achieved a first class degree in Nutritional Therapy from CNELM and validated by Middlesex University. She has also achieved a work based learning Masters degree in Evidence- Based Practice in Nutrition. She has completed a diploma to teach in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS) and achieved qualified teacher status (QTLS). In 2019 Michelle completed a Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) at Middlesex University, including research to construct validated clinical tools to enable the development of a new evidence base for personalised nutrition practice in obesity management. Michelle has previously worked for the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) assessing grandparenting & accreditation applications and for the University of West London as an external examiner. Michelle is also the author of ‘The Food Fight’, a children’s book about healthy eating published in 2013. Michelle directs our clinical programme and steers the integration of clinical research in context of our research objectives. She is a Research and Clinical Supervisor and is a member of the Senior Management & Senior Academic Teams. Michelle leads the academic staff on our programmes and contributes to the development and oversight of all courses. Michelle is currently Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and Institution Link tutor with Middlesex University.

Dave Lee CSS, PG Dip TCC&D
Centre Administrator & Practice Supervisor

Dave qualified as a Social Worker in the mid 1980’s and worked in the social care field for 25 years.  Dave graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma awarded by Exeter University in 2003 in Therapeutic Child and Adolescent Care and Development. Dave  is mainly responsible for developing and coordinating policies, processes and procedures and ensuring that the Centre complies with changing legal requirements for business administration, higher education and clinical practice.  Dave contributes social theory elements to the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science Level 6 Health Culture Module.  Dave provides Group Work Practice sessions as required within the NTPD.  Dave has particular responsibility for the administration of the Academic Boards and the Practice Diploma Panels.  He ensures that online assignment submission portals are made available and will assist students to submit coursework in the event of technical difficultly or error.  Dave is the named Exam Officer for the Undergraduate exams and approves requests by students to take exams under alternate arrangements and liaises with Alternate Exam invigilation services/providers.  Dave takes lead responsibility for processing Extension/Deferment requests made by students.  He is the lead Health and Safety Officer for CNELM.  Dave is also the Lead staff member for assessing Learning Need Support plans.  He is the named Prevent duty Contact staff member for CNELM and is responsible for annual monitoring requirements, risk assessment and liaising with HEFCE. As Practice Supervisor Dave has a consultative and sometimes active role in helping students to achieve safe and competent practice within a training/learning setting. Dave is a member of the Senior Management & Senior Academic Teams.

Programme Leaders & Lead Coach Trainer

Catherine Broome BSc, MSc, Dip ION, PGCHE
Programme Leader MSc/PG Dip Personalised Nutrition

Catherine studied undergraduate Geography at the University of St Andrews and Environmental Remote Sensing at Masters level with the University of Aberdeen. She completed a nutritional therapy diploma course at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and an MSc in Diabetes with Distinction at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. In addition to her academic roles Catherine is also a practising Nutritional Therapist. Catherine  is Module Leader for Level 7 Personalised Nutrition Requirements on the postgraduate MSc/PG Dip programme and is a Research Supervisor. She is a member of the Senior Academic Team. 

Faye Hall BA BSc Certified Coach Trainer
Module Leader, Coach Trainer, Professional Mentor

Faye obtained a degree in politics at Sussex University during which time she developed a particular interest in the globalisation of the food industry, nutrition and health. She then worked in the catering industry for 15 years. After having a family, she decided to formalise her long standing interest in nutrition and health and obtained a first class honours degree in Nutritional Therapy at CNELM. Faye is a Certified NLP Trainer and Nutritional Therapist, and she combines these skills and runs a private practice as a Nutrition Coach, specialising in sports nutrition, coaching and weight management.  Faye is Module Leader for Why Weight Practitioner.  Faye provides group professional mentoring sessions to students to discuss career options and pathways and one-to-one mentorship for students in their final year of study. 

Janet Lakin BSc
Co-Programme Leader CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) and Clinic Manager

Before discovering nutrition, Janet’s previous working life was spent in marketing working for an international hotel company. Janet is a first class honours graduate of the BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy programme taught at CNELM. She also has a BSc in Business Studies. Janet formally co-directed a London based nutritional therapy company called Key Nutrition, which focused on seeing clients on a one to one basis, as well as working with schools, businesses and local charities. Janet also works part time as the nutritional advisor in a health food shop. Janet is module leader for Level 6 Advanced Nutritional Therapy Practice module on the NTPD. She is a member of the Senior Academic Team.

Chris Rasey BA Certified Coach Trainer
Lead Coach Trainer

Chris studied sociology at Exeter University. After completing his degree, he worked as a Personnel and Training Officer in an engineering factory in Scotland. He later worked for the House of Fraser and Thorn EMI Computeraid as a Management Trainer and Consultant. Chris began working for himself in 1990, and since then has worked in this country and abroad as a Trainer, Developer, Coach and Consultant with clients in both the public and private sector. He is a Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of NLP and is also qualified to use a variety of psychometric instruments. Chris has been working with CNELM since 2008. He continues to develop these modules with his team of Coach Trainers and Supporters; and generously shares his extensive experience with students and staff.  Chris is Lead Coach Trainer for Foundation and Advanced Coaching modules from the NTPD  and CNELM’s Why Weight Practitioner course. Chris contributes some lectures on relevant degree modules.

Emma Stiles BSc, PGCHE
Co-Programme Leader CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma

Emma has had a keen interest in food from a young age. Her early career as a chef led to a deeper interest in what food could do for you. After completing a BSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster, she went on to become a Senior Lecturer and Senior Clinic Supervisor at Westminster for 14 years. During that time she opened her own consultancy, where she worked with various charities and large companies, holding nutrition talks and undertaking recipe development projects. She has worked with several school catering teams improving school dinners, and has been a trainer for both school cooks and childminders, whilst continuing to see clients in her own practice. Emma was Chair of BANT for 5 years and started the CPD process within the organisation. She has been working at CNELM since 2013, as NTPD Co-Programme leader. She works with students to progress them through the NTPD. Her role involves course updates, working with module leaders, and the Professional Association and the Education Commission. Emma was awarded Fellowship of BANT in 2015 and has her PGCHE. She is aiming to take an MA in the near future in Higher Education, specialising in Supervision and Mentoring. Emma is a Research Supervisor and contributes to Dietary Education and Intermediate Nutritional Therapy Practice. She is a member of the Senior Academic Team. 

Programme Managers

Fiona Ambrose BSc PGCHE
Co-Programme Manager, Module Leader and Research Supervisor

Fiona graduated from CNELM in 2008 with a first class honours degree and ran a nutritional therapy practice for a few years. Prior to her nutritional training, Fiona was an accountant and worked for many years in the NHS, and in later years for a pharmaceutical company. Fiona has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education to support her teaching role. Fiona in her role as Co-Programme Manager for the BSc Hons Nutritional Science programme is also Co-module Leader for Level 4 Public Health Nutrition, Module Leader for Level 4 Dietary Education and Co-module Leader for Level 6 Contemporary Issues in Food & Nutrition from the undergraduate BSc programme. Fiona is also Research Supervisor. Fiona is also course Manager for Food for Health public course.

David Titman BSc MSc PGCE
Co-Programme Manager, Module Leader and Research Supervisor

Graduating in Food Science at the University of Nottingham, David spent nearly twenty years gaining a broad international experience in both the food industry and education before gaining an MSc in Personalised Nutrition at CNELM. David worked in various commercial and product development roles before specialising in converting consumer and market insights into successful food solutions and business strategies. During this time he worked with many major global food manufacturers and foodservice operators, including Weetabix, Pepsi Co, McDonald’s and McCormick. He continues to work as an independent consultant, developing and implementing innovation and nutrition strategies for progressive businesses. David is a qualified teacher and has taught GCSE Food Technology and Health and Social Care GNVQ. David in his role as Co-Programme Manager for the BSc Hons Nutritional Science programme is also Co-module Leader for Level 4 Public Health Nutrition, Module Leader for Level 5  Food Science & Safety and Co-module Leader for Level 6 Contemporary Issues in Food & Nutrition . David is also a  Research Supervisor and Tutor for the Level 3 Math’s Entry module. 

Michail Rizos BSc
Bioscience Entry Courses Manager and Module Leader

Michail holds a degree in Biomedical Science (Hons) and specialized mainly in the areas of Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Microbiology. He has 6 years’ experience as a Clinical Biochemist, 5 of them as a laboratory manager in Euromedica private hospital in Rhodes Island, Greece. Since 2015, he has been working with a private company providing NHS services, mainly in the areas of smoking cessation and health-checks. He has published research in neonatal blood grouping as well as in antibiotic resistance. Michail is currently Module Leader for Level 4 Nutritional Biochemistry, as well as tutor for Human Biology Level 3 Foundation Module, and teaches on the Bioscience Entry Courses and manages this programme. Michail is a member of the Senior Academic Team. 

Indrani Saha BSc MSc
Learning Resources & Research Manager and Progamme Manager for the MSc and PGDip Personalised Nutrition programmes

Indrani originally graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a MSc in Finance from Manchester Business School. She previously worked as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst and Young, and as a financial analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit (The Economist Group). Indrani completed a BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy degree at the University of Westminster School of Life Sciences where she was awarded a prize for her final year dissertation and a Research Bursary for her work on Coeliac disease and female infertility, which was subsequently published. Indrani in her role as Programme Manager and Research Manager is a Rsearch Suprervisor for the MSc programme. In her role as Research Manager she is Module Leader for L5 Research Methods and L6 Research Project.

Module Leaders, Trainers, Supervisors, Administrators and Support Staff

Mida Aslam
Education Assistant

Mida originally trained and worked as a Dental Nurse for 5 years before moving into administration and coordination with Siemens Healthcare. Mida joined CNELM as Education assistance in 2014.

Lara Boyd  BA BSc (Hons) mBANT regCNHC
Module Leader & Clinic Supervisor

Lara holds degrees from CNELM/Middlesex University and Glasgow Caledonian University and is a qualified Trainer and Assessor. She also holds a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner qualification.  An experienced coach and trainer, Lara has been lecturing and training since 1998.  Now, as a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lara works with individuals in a variety of clinic settings in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online.  In addition to working with individual clients 1:1, she also works with organisations to provide bespoke programmes to individual employees and large staff groups. Lara is Module Leader for Level 6 Personalised Nutrition Interventions from the undergraduate BSc programme and is also a Clinic Supervisor 

Ian Craig BSc MSc INLPTA NLP Practitioner

Ian is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. He was a competitive middle-distance runner for 20 years and is now a more leisurely runner and cyclist. Ian specialises in integrative sports nutrition, a fast-evolving discipline that considers both health and performance of an athlete from an integrative health perspective. He is the editor of Functional Sports Nutrition magazine, the leader of the IHCAN Sports Nutrition annual conference, and is the founder of the Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition, which will launch post-graduate training in 2018. In Ian’s adopted home of South Africa, he runs a private nutritional therapy practice in Johannesburg and he recently published his first book (Wholesome Nutrition). Ian has supported CNELM over many years. Ian was a first class honours graduate of the BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy degree in 2006. Prior to Ian graduated with a first class degree in Physiology in Sports Science, followed by an an MSc in Exercise and Sport Science. When living in the UK he was a Module Leader on the BSc programme, Senior Clinical Supervisor and a Research Supervisor. Ian continues to support CNELM as a contributing lecturer to the postgraduate Personalised Sports Module. 

Regan Cullip
Technical & Administrative Assistant

After A-Levels, Regan completed a NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship with CNELM, focusing on Business Admin and IT in 2016, alongside this Regan completed a CIM Level 3 in Marketing at Bracknell & Wokingham College. At CNELM, Regan’s main role as an IT assistant is to record and edit the lectures that are held in the centre and upload them and other recorded presentations and tutorials to the student learning environment. Regan holds a key role in student support as he takes most IT queries. When Alice is not in the office Regan answers the phone and is often the first face people see when they visit the centre.

Bea Cutler BA BSc PGCHE NLP Practitioner
Module Leader, Clinic Supervisor

Bea originally graduated with a BA Hons in English Literature & Language and has held Editorial, Administrative and Secretarial positions. Beatrice graduated from CNELM with the BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy and was awarded the Lamberts Award for best undergraduate research project.  Bea was a practitioner for 8 years at Marlow Complementary Health Care, and has recently moved to South Wales, where she is busy building a new practice. Bea is Module Leader for the Skills Development module and is a Clinical Supervisor for students completing the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma course. Bea is also Minute Taker for a number of Academic Board and Senior Meetings.

Wendy Frost BA NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Coach Trainer
Coach Trainer 

Wendy graduated from Royal Holloway with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.  She was a mature student and often felt ill, until in the mid-1990s a nutrition consultant helped her find a solution.  Since then she has combined the enjoyment of working with mature students and the interest in nutrition, by working in various administrative roles within nutrition training and since 2006, with CNELM.  At CNELM, taking the Coaching Module as part of staff development started her in a new direction as a Coach and Certified Trainer.  She recently completed a Health Certification Training course in Holland. Wendy has been a regular contributor to the coaching courses at CNELM since 2009. She is part of the Student Support Staff as a Co-Coach Mentor, and administers registrations for the coaching modules.

Dr Natalie Gillan MSc PhD
Research Supervisor

Natalie has offered her broadly focused Nutritional Therapy clinic in Harley Street for over 10 years. She is also a professionally trained member of bariatric multi-disciplinary teams with Highgate and Weymouth Private Hospitals, and in this capacity works closely with bariatric surgeons and specialist psychologists. Over the past 10 years, Natalie has lectured on various aspects of Nutritional Therapy to students, complementary practitioners, school children and members of the public. She has designed and delivered a range of nutrition related lectures and courses. Natalie started her professional career as a scientist and researcher in the field of ecosystems evolution with McGill (Montreal, Canada) and Moscow State University (Russia). She gained her honours undergraduate degree and PhD in Natural Science with the above universities. She then added qualifications in Stress Management, Teaching in Lifelong Sector (PTTS). Natalie is a Research Supervisor for CNELM.

Bronwyn Hudson BTchg MSc
Module Leader

Bronwyn graduated from CNELM with a Masters degree in Personalised Nutrition (with Distinction) and the Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (with Distinction).  She wrote her MSc dissertation on the potential metabolic and immune programming influence of the maternal microbial environment on the fetus in utero. Bronwyn runs a private clinical nutrition practice based out of Auckland, New Zealand, consulting with clients locally and globally. Bronwyn also delivers webinars, workshops and wellbeing consultancy for a variety of corporate clients and is regularly invited to speak about wellbeing and resiliency at conferences.  Previously, Bronwyn worked in the education sector, and holds a Bachelor of Teaching degree.  Bronwyn is Co-module Leader for Level 5 Nutraceuticals & Pharmaceuticals from the undergraduate BSc programme and Co-Module Leader for Level 7 Personalised Nutrition & Longevity from the MSc/PG Dip programme.

Satu Jackson BA MSc Dip ION FdSc
Module Leader

Satu achieved a first class MSc degree in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM in collaboration with Middlesex University. Prior to her MSc, Satu completed Foundation Science degree and Nutritional Therapy Diploma with ION, validated by University of Bedfordshire. Satu has a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner certificate. She practices as a Registered Nutritional Therapist in Hertfordshire and volunteers with BANT as their Operations Director. Satu a has a BA degree with focus on marketing, and a successful 25+ year career in the corporate world prior to training as a Nutritional Therapist. Satu has held roles in sales, marketing, operations and business leadership nationally and internationally managing growth, business change and global transformation programmes for improved efficiencies and profits. Satu is Module Leader for Level 6  Nutrition Enterprise from the undergraduate BSc programme and the NTPD.  

Sian Jeffrey BSc (Hons), PGCHE, MA
Research Supervisor

Sian graduated from CNELM with a first class BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science. She has a strong interest in all aspects of obesity and much of her project work has been focused in this area. In 2011, she presented her novel research on the possible mechanistic link between low stomach acid and obesity. Sian recently completed her MA in Higher Education. Sian is a Research Supervisor for CNELM.

Samantha Lewis BSc MSc
Lecturer and Marking support

Sam studied Medicinal Chemistry at Brunel university in the late 80s and went onto work as a research assistant at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. Following that she spent 15 years in Pharmaceutical Clinical research working on Phase 3 trials. Samantha qualified as a Nutritional therapist at IINH, Ireland in 2008 and has been in clinical practice since that time. She has also taught on Nutritional Therapy Diploma and BSc courses in Ireland and the UK, in addition to providing student clinical supervision. Sam has a wealth of clinical experience and her unique skills in clinical research and pharmaceuticals ensures that she has an excellent understanding of pathologies and pharmacology and she aims to utilise this in an integrated approach to helping people manage their health concerns at her private practice in West Wales. Sam completed her MSc in Personalised Nutrition at CNELM in 2014. Sam provides lecturing, tutor and marking support for the MSc Personalised Nutrition. 

Jacqui Mayes BSc
Support Trainer for Intermediate Nutritional Therapy Practice

Jacqui started her career as a Chef, training at Westminster College. She has experience in the kitchens of one of London’s top hotels as well as in large corporate kitchens. Following this she moved into Television Production, playing a pivotal role in overseeing a 6th of Endemol UK’s production output. Most recently she has sought to combine her passion for cooking with her interest in the relationship between health and food by re-training. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy from CNELM and for the last 8 years she has been practicing as a Nutritional Therapist at clinics in Farnham, Ascot and Winchester.  As well as her private practice, she combines her knowledge and experience of the corporate world with her nutritional knowledge to deliver informal, informative, interactive seminars to corporate audiences. Jacqui supports the training of students on the Level 5 Skills Development module of the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma course.

Terry Owen-Jones  BSc PG Dip
Module Leader

Terry has a BSc (Hons) degree in Medical Biochemistry from University of Cape Town, South Africa and worked for several years in Cardiovascular Research.  She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Personalized Nutrition at CNELM in 2015 and works in private clinical practice in Cape Town.

Terry is Module Leader for Level 4 Applied Physiology, Co-Module Leader for Level 5 Applied Pathophysiological Reasoning from the undergraduate BSc programme  and is Co-Module Leader for Level 7 Personalised Nutrition & Longevity from the postgraduate MSc/PG Dip programme.

Anna Papoutsa MSc, NLP Practitioner
Module Leader

studied Computer Science in Greece. She worked as a Software Engineer and Designer managing software development in both the private and government sectors in Greece and the UAE. Being passionate about the significance of nutrition in health and disease, Anna studied Nutrition and achieved a first-class MSc degree in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM and validated by Middlesex University. She had previously completed training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach and certified in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP). Anna was running a Nutrition Education and Health Coaching practice in Cape Town until 2019 and since then is continuing the same work remotely with clients in Europe and South Africa having a special interest in chronic illness particularly in autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease. Anna is a co-Module Leader for the Level 5 Applied Pathophysiological Reasoning on the BSc programme and the Levle 7 Personalised Nutrition and Chronic Illness on the MSc/PG Dip programme.

Nicola M Pearson Dip ION BSc (Hons) MSc
Research Supervisor and Course Interviewer

Nicola initially trained with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), prior to gaining a first-class honors degree in Nutritional Science with CNELM. She went on to study an MSc in Reproduction and Development at The University of Bristol, with her research focusing on sexual function, fertility and pregnancy outcomes within bariatric populations. Nicola has been operating her own nutrition and wellbeing practice since 2011, alongside working at DNA Health Integrative Medical Centres in Abu Dhabi (2014) and Dubai (2015-2017), as part of multi-disciplinary functional medicine teams.  She has more than 800 hours of yoga, breathwork and meditation training, which includes trauma informed yoga and working with trauma informed language, with a focus on sexual health, grief and death. Her research “Obesity and Male Fertility: A Mechanism Review” was presented at European Congress on Obesity (ECO) 2013. She chaired the Allied Health Professional Session at the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS) Conference in 2014; and presented work at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris 2015 as part of the #lessmeatlessheat global campaign. Nicola is co-author of “Nutrition for Gastric Band Wearers: A Practical Handbook”, published in 2015. She is currently researching “The Effects of Embodying Teachings from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Through Various Meditation Practices”, with Dr. Lorin Roche. Nicola is a MSc Research Supervisor, Course Interviewer, and offers weekly online relaxation sessions for CNELM staff and students.

Jennie Porch BSc PG Dip NLP Prac
Module Leader

Jennie is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and qualified NLP Practitioner practicing in Essex/Cambridge and online through her practice ‘Nutrio’. Jennie achieved a Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction) in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM, validated by Middlesex University along with the Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD). Prior to working in nutrition, Jennie gained a first class BSc in Neuroscience from Cardiff University. She had a 15+ year career in Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, responsible for managing clinical trials, authoring clinical documentation and regulatory strategy. Jennie is the Co-module Leader for the Level 5 Nutrition in Practice and contributing lecturer to Level 5 Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals from the the undergraduate BSc programme. 

Louisa Richards BSc NLP Prac mBANT
Clinical Supervisor

Louisa holds a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy from CNELM validated by Middlesex University. She also achieved her Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner qualification whilst studying there.Following this she set up her own practice in Sheffield, seeing clients and running workshops with a focus on plant based nutrition. She was previously Chair of the Professional Practice Committee at BANT, shaping the standards for professional practice. Louisa previously worked for CNELM as a module leader and research supervisor. In recent years Louisa has been working as a freelance writer for international online news sources, covering nutrition, health, and science topics. Louisa is a Clinic Supervisor for students completing the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma.

Chen Saat-Murphy MSc DipNT
Module Leader

Chen graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM in 2015 and was awarded a distinction. Prior to that, she was qualified as a Nutritional Therapist from Institute of Health Sciences (IHS), Dublin in 2011. She founded her Galway-based, personalised nutrition practice, shortly after graduating from IHS, and sees clients on a one-to-one basis, while applying the Functional Medicine Model. Chen has a special interest in inflammatory diseases, women’s health, vitality, and mind-body-behavior connection. In addition to her clinical practice, Chen was also a research assistant at the department of physiology in the National University of Ireland, Galway. Chen is a Module co-Leader for Personalised Nutrition and Chronic Illness on the MSc/PG Dip programme, and a Module Leader for Nutraceuticals & Pharmaceuticals on the BSc programme.

Elizabeth Scott-Moncrieff BSc MSc NTPD NLP Practitioner
Module Leader

Elizabeth is a graduate of the MSc in Personalised Nutrition and CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma.  Using the principles of functional medicine, she works with her clients to increase emphasis on optimising health to enhance performance, minimise injury and extend years of activity within sport.  She has a particular focus on digestive health and chronic conditions, as well as an interest in epigenetics and addressing the impacts of lifestyle and environmental factors on gene expression.  Elizabeth is Module Leader for Personalised Sports Nutrition. 

Dr Karin Seidler BSc MSc PhD
Module Leader

Karin finished her MSc degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry, Analytical and Bio-inorganic Chemistry) at the University of Vienna and completed her PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2009. She completed her Post Doctorate in Nutrigenomics at the same institution (Department of Nutritional Sciences), which mainly focused on research and supervision of graduates. Karin became the group leader in Aquabionics and Water Technology at an interdisciplinary research institute. Karin completed her diplomas in Naturopathy and Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her work experience includes a wide variety of teaching, (private) tutoring and consulting in mainstream academia, Steiner-Waldorf schools and for post graduate students. Karin is a co-module leader for the BSc Research Project, the MSc Research dissertation and Personalised Healthcare & Research Paradigms. She also contributes lectures on the BSc and MSc programmes, and is a Research Supervisor.

Coriander Stone BA BSc
Student Support Manager, Editor Student Newsletter & Social Media, Course Interviewer

Coriander graduated from CNELM in 2013 with a first class honours degree from the BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy course, after starting her career as a chef and restaurant manager. She started her nutritional therapy practice in Madrid, moving to Bath in 2014 and currently runs a practice, as well as collaborating with a personal fitness studio as their in-house nutritional therapist. She has also worked as a nutritional journalist and editor for a leading international publisher on food ingredients and product development. Coriander edits the monthly student newsletter the ‘Nutritional Supplement that both students and staff contribute to. Coriander identifies and writes content for CNELM’s Facebook and Twitter pages. She provides students with Support Services in a pastoral capacity. Coriander is a Course Interviewer. Coriander is a member of the Senior Academic Team. 

Patricia Treseder-Griffin BA BSc (Hons)
Module Leader

Patricia achieved a first class honors degree in Nutritional Science from CNELM, validated by Middlesex University and a distinction in CNELM’s Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma.  She holds a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner qualification and currently practices as a registered Nutritional Therapist in Hampshire.  Patricia has a BA (Hons) in History and prior to retraining in nutrition spent several years living and working overseas in the USA, China and Southeast Asia designing and delivering cultural briefing and language training programmes to individual and corporate clients.  Upon her return to the UK she worked in consumer magazine publishing and was responsible for managing a team within the direct marketing department. Patricia is Module Leader for Level 4 Thinking Critically and Co-Module Leader for Level 5 Nutrition in Practice from the undergraduate BSc programme.


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CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MU). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and quality assured by MU. You will receive an MU award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.