Meet our Team
The day to day affairs of the college are run by a dedicated team who work closely together to provide an efficient and friendly service to our students and clients.
Breda Gajsek PgCert
(Founder & Principal)
Breda is passionate about nutrition and health, having experienced personal health issues in the past.
Breda is responsible for the smooth running of the college and overseeing curriculum development and quality control. As owner of the college Breda is also responsible for staff management, finances, legal issues, etc.
You can read more about Breda’s story here.
Melanie is our student administrator working closely with students and with all members of the academic team. Melanie is the newest member of staff after moving to London from Leeds. Melanie has worked in finance for the past few years and wanted to expand her skills in the office.
Beverley Shergold DipBCNH BA (Hons)
(Head of Education)
Beverley is responsible for all academic issues related to the Level 4, 5 & 6 of BSc and Diploma programmes and as such she oversees all academic tutors and the Programme Leaders.
Beverley works closely with all team members, including the University of Greenwich staff.
Beverley also has a very close working relationship with the College Principal, with whom she is constantly liaising to maintain and improve educational standards.
Magdalena Wronska MSc
(SFC & Year 1 Programme Leader)
Magdalena has a special interest in the optimum nutrition and lifestyle approaches to mental health, stress and longevity. She has over 10 years experience working as a Lecturer and Assessor in both nutrition and business related subjects. Apart from her role as a Programme Leader for SFC and Year 1 at BCNH, Magdalena is currently running a fitness and wellness clinic in Windsor which provides high intensity resistance training for individuals suffering from sarcopenia.
Magdalena completed an MSc in Personalised Nutrition and is also an NLP practitioner.
Isabel Thompson DipBCNH BA (Hons)
(Year 2 Programme Leader)
Having graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Modern History, Isabel spent a few years working as a tax lawyer in the City before giving it all up to look after her family full-time. Whilst living in Dubai, she decided to turn her growing interest in health and nutrition into a new career, enrolling with BCNH in 2010 and graduating with Distinction in 2015.
Isabel is currently working as Y2 Programme Leader and as a Y4 tutor at BCNH, and has a growing private Nutritional Therapy practice in south west London.
As Year 2 Programme Leader, Isabel is responsible for the delivery and development of Year 2 (Level 5) modules as well as providing support to Year 2 students, lecturers and tutors. Isabel also delivers some Year 2 seminars and provides academic and pastoral support to Year 2 students.
Sam Cornell DipBCNH mBANT CNHC
(Senior Clinical Tutor)
The role of the Senior Clinical Tutor (SCT) is to manage the Year 4 programme and meet with student practitioners on a regular basis to monitor and discuss their progress throughout the Year 4.
The SCT will also provide pastoral support and is the point of contact for the Year 4 students & their Student Representative.