Featured BCNH Lecturers
About BCNH Lecturers
Our lecturers are specialists from the fields of medicine (e.g. Dr Chris Foley), science (e.g. Professor Neil Ward, Dr Adam Colins, Dr Luciene Lopes), nutritional therapy and naturopathy (e.g. Ben Brown & Tara Hambley) who teach specific subjects within our courses, ensuring that we provide excellent grounding in evidence-based nutritional therapy. A sample of our lecturers is below.
Benjamin Brown ND
Benjamin is an Australian trained Naturopath with a range of educational, clinical and technical experience. During his career, Benjamin has lectured for thousands of health care professionals internationally, taught in various colleges, worked in technical research and maintained a clinical practice. An experienced speaker, Benjamin has conducted training programs and seminars on various topics, in particular evidence-based and integrative approaches to the management, as well as treatment and prevention of commonly encountered health problems.
Virginia Blake BA DipBCNH MBANT
Virginia Blake is a lecturer in nutrition and a specialist in childhood obesity. She lectures on undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in both nutrition and health and social care . She has developed delivered award winning obesity intervention and prevention projects in community settings funded by the NHS. She also runs a busy private nutrition practice where she specialises in child health and autoimmune disorders. She is currently completing an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey.
Publications to date Blake V Patel K (2015) Treatment of adolescent obesity British Journal of Obesity 1: 142-7
Adam Collins PhD
Dr Adam Collins completed a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Biochemistry before successfully completing an MSc in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen. He then went on to complete a PhD in Nutrition, concentrating on nutritional assessment in health and disease. During this time, Adam investigated the monitoring of metabolic rate and body composition during weight loss. His research work also undertook nutritional assessment of sportsmen and professional football players, London Fire Brigade, professional and student dancers as well as members of the general public.
Deborah Colson MSc DipION
Deborah Colson has been a specialist in nutrition intervention for cognitive and neurological health and well-being since 2002. She completed her initial training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (DipION) in 2002, and completed an MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster in 2014. Deborah practices at a number of London clinics including the Brain Bio Centre, Re:Cognition Health and The Insight Network and regularly lectures to a variety of audiences including corporates, medical and other health professionals, students and the general public. She is co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan, Optimum Nutrition for Your Child and Optimum Nutrition for your Child’s Mind. Deborah is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
Claudia le Feuvre DipBCNH, BSc
Claudia le Feuvre graduated from BCNH in 2006. She lectures 4th Year students on Eating Psychology, having studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in the US, and qualified as an NLP practitioner. Claudia specialises in helping women with weight and body confidence issues. She has featured extensively in the UK press and runs clinics in London, Gibraltar and Spain. She is currently writing a book.
Carol Granger DProf BSc (Hons) MSc FMBANT CNHC
Dr Carol Granger is a registered nutritional therapist with an honours degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology. She has been a Chartered Biologist since 1986 and had two decades of experience in bioscience research, diagnostics and medical technology. Her earliest work in nutrition was on the delivery of intravenous nutrition for people with cancer and a growing interest in ‘real nutrition’ led to a career change to nutritional therapy. She practices in London and West Sussex and is committed to evidence-based practice, professional regulation and advancing standards in nutritional therapy. She is Chair of the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) which accredits training for the profession, and is co-chair of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM). Carol’s clinical practice encompasses complex health conditions, particularly with people affected by cancer. She completed her research in this area for a Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences at the University of Westminster.
Luciene Lopes PhD
After graduating in Nutrition, Luciene became very interested in studying the links between nutrition and immunoregulation. This led to a PhD in Immunology and develop further the initial interest in scientific research. Luciene has years of experience working as a Research Associate at University College London and Imperial College London. Publications include original research articles and reviews in the fields of mucosal immunology, dendritic cells and immunotherapy of cancer.
Lorraine Nicolle MSc DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Lorraine is an experienced nutrition clinician, educator and author and has been practicing nutritional therapy in London since 2003. She has an MSc in Nutrition and Chronic Disease (Distinction) and her practice focus is in helping clients with gastro-intestinal issues and with complex, chronic conditions like auto-immune diseases, osteoporosis and chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as those in need of nutritional support through chemotherapy. Lorraine is a qualified university teacher and has developed and taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition and health-related degree programmes, including at the University of West London and Greenwich University. For the past seven years she has worked with Lamberts Healthcare Ltd, writing and delivering their CPD seminars and other educational material. She also provides nutrition advice to businesses as part of their employee welfare programmes; and has co-authored two books, Biochemical Imbalances in Disease and The Functional Nutrition Cookbook.
Tracey Randell DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Tracey developed a passion for nutrition in her formative years and completed a comprehensive four year Nutritional Therapy course at BCNH, which she passed with distinction. Tracey’s goal was always to become a practitioner on Harley Street and to turn the years of studying into a full time vocation. Tracey formed Healthy Aspirations and she now specialises in helping people with conditions such as Candida, IBS, Food intolerances and Adrenal Fatigue as well as many other health conditions.
Professor Neil Ward
Professor in Chemistry at the University of Surrey, where he lectures on Analytical Chemistry and Scientific Communication. Professor Ward’s main research areas have been the study of heavy metal pollution from motorways in many countries around the world since 1973. Professor Ward has been actively involved in the development and administration of global student exchange programmes for work-based learning over the last 15 years and is involved in student COOP exchange programmes with Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Japan and South America.