Undergraduate and MSc Research

Undergraduate and MSc Research

Undergraduate and postgraduate students engage in the following research projects:

  • systematic reviews of the literature on nutritional interventions and pathophysiological mechanism of disease;
  • meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials;
  • validation of clinical questionnaires;
  • analysis of human data relevant to personalised nutrition;
  • qualitative research on the client experience of personalised nutrition and health coaching.

We aim to maximise the number of publications in high impact journals emanating from student research to help support this developing field.

Recent Student Publications

  • Grylls, A., Seidler, K. and Neil, J., (2021). Link between microbiota and hypertension: focus on LPS/TLR4 pathway in endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation, and therapeutic implication of probiotics. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy;, 137, p.111334.
  • Ilchovska, D. and Barrow, M., (2020). An Overview of the NF-kB mechanism of pathophysiology in rheumatoid arthritis, investigation of the NF-kB ligand RANKL and related nutritional interventions. Autoimmunity Reviews;, p.102741.
  • Miles, H.G. and Barrow, M., (2018). Committed to Weight Loss: an IPA Analysis Into the Experiences of Individuals Who Lost Weight Through Nutritional Intervention. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science Journal, 6(1), pp.51-69.
  • Nielsen, S.D., Pearson, N.M. and Seidler, K., (2021). The link between the gut microbiota and Parkinson’s Disease: A systematic mechanism review with focus on α-synuclein transport. Brain Research;, p.147609.
  • Seidler, K. and Barrow, M., (2021). Intermittent Fasting and Cognitive Performance–Targeting BDNF as Potential Strategy to Optimise Brain Health. Frontiers in neuroendocrinology, p.100971.

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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 Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) 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.

Students registered with Qualifi that meet the outcomes of the Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) Course assessed up to Level 6 will receive a Qualifi Endorsed Certificate. Qualifi is a recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).