My background

Nicole is a highly experienced registered nutritionist and state registered dietitian. She is a specialist media nutritionist covering the latest topics for the TV news teams alongside her work as the specialist bariatric dietitian for Streamline Surgical Ltd, running weight loss surgery clinics in Harrow.  

With over 30 years in the field of science she is a regular nutrition science contributor to the media and has a private freelance nutrition consultancy in London working for industry and individuals with advice, menu plans, talks and authoring chapters for print. Clients include GlaxoSmithKline, Readers Digest, The Laboratory Health Clubs and work for individuals in all ages and stages. 

TV credits include being the resident nutritionist for Five News since 2004,  a regular on the news teams for Sky News, ITN, BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsround, the nutritionist and dietitian for various programs including C4 Dispatches, BBC Food Unwrapped,  reality TV weight loss series The Biggest Loser’ on Living TV and the series dietitian and nutrition science advisor for Channel 4's The Food Hospital, series 1 and 2. 

With a love and passion for science she took her first honors degree in Physics at Leeds University. Following graduation she became a television producer, giving her a unique understanding of science presentation in the media. She returned to science study with two further degree courses in biology with biochemistry and advanced animal physiology on the Open University. She then went on to gain a masters degree in nutrition from King's College London and returned to King's some years later for a post graduate diploma in dietetics. 

Nicole is also experienced in the field of complementary medicine, with three years of study in nutritional therapy at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition.

With this wide knowledge base Nicole is one of a few individuals who are uniquely qualified to assess with some credibility not only the sound scientific practices followed by respected medics but also able to shed some light on therapies promoted by those in the complementary field. 

"The nutrition and food industry is a minefield of information, some grounded and helpful, some with good intention though little benefit and much that is centred on financial gain. Often it is the most needy that are swept along by unfounded claims.

Many speak as if with great authority and certainty. However, as with everything, the more I've learned the more I know the limitations in our knowledge and what we are yet to fully understand.The human body is an intricately designed marvel to behold. We’ve got some basics we can grasp but the research and study must go on.  

Qualifications and registrations: 

- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physics,

- BSc level 2 course Biology form and function (with biochemistry),

- BSc level 3 course Advanced Animal Physiology,

- Master of Science (Nutrition) King's College London,

- 3 year Diploma Institute of Optimum Nutrition  - complementary nutritional therapy,

- Post Graduate Diploma Dietetics (King's College London)

- Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Science)  - Association for Nutrition 

- Registered Dietitian - Health Professions Council

- Member of the British Dietetic Association

- Member of the Nutrition Society

- BOMSS member (British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society). Specialist bariatric obesity dietitian.  

- BDA obesity specialist group member