Meet the Tutors & Supervisors
Meet our Tutors and Supervisors
In addition to guest lecturers, our students are supported by Academic Tutors who provide academic and pastoral support to BSc and Diploma students to help them achieve their full academic potential.
Clinical Tutors and Supervisors guide Year 4 students through their clinical training year, preparing them for independent clinical practice upon qualification.
The majority of our tutors are BCNH graduates whom have been invited to join our academic team. All tutors are also members of the BCNH Academic Board, which meets twice a year to discuss students’ feedback, progress and various academic issues.
Donna Harvey DipBCNH BSc(Hons) MBANT CNHC
Donna is a Year 1 Academic Tutor
After completing a BA (Hons) degree at the University of Stirling, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Donna moved back to her home in Guernsey and spent 8 years there as a teacher. Wanting a change, and looking for a better work-life balance, she travelled solo for 8 months before returning home and taking up a job in finance. Having experienced digestive issues since childhood, Donna went to see a nutritional therapist on the advice of her now-husband. She was impressed to find that a few changes to her diet greatly improved her health and so her passion for nutrition began. Donna is excited to be combining her previous experience in education with her knowledge of nutrition in her role as a year 1 tutor.
Joanna Johnson DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Jo is a BCNH Clinical Tutor & Clinical Supervisor
Jo Johnson has always had a passion for food, cooking and health/wellbeing. After a very successful career in the City, Jo took a career break to have her children and it was whilst looking at how to feed her children food that was tasty as well as healthy that Jo decided to change career direction and embark on a course with BCNH. Since graduating in 2013, she has already set up her own company, Food for Health Ltd. Jo’s practice offers individual consultations and services as well as “healthy” cooking lessons, inspired by both her love of food and her knowledge of nutrition. Jo has also had recipes and articles published and has recently been asked to write a regular column for a local magazine.
Radoslav Kanalev BSc (Hons) Nutrition
Radoslav is a Year 1 Academic Tutor
Rado is a very recent graduate from BSc (Hons) Nutrition. He enjoys developing a number of skills and knowledge simultaneously. This is why, along with being a Year 1 Academic tutor, he works full-time as a Coffee Specialist for a top-brand coffee company. There he focuses on coffee expertise while gaining sales experience. Previously, he has worked in a number of positions that involve 1-2-1 or group consultations, such as Nutritional consultant, Health promoter, Academic tutor, Food product advertiser and even Lifeguard.
Rado enjoys coming up with new recipes (at least the ones that turn out to be tasty). He is a firm believer that ‘healthy food leads to a happier You’. He also enjoys being active, and occasionally participates in dance workshops.
Ruth Lovelace: BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) DipBCNH
Ruth is a Year 2 Academic Tutor
Following a successful HR career in the charity sector, Ruth decided to train to become a Nutritional Therapist at BCNH. This was a key aspect to understanding her own health concerns, but fuelled her passion about healthy eating. Since qualifying in 2011, Ruth was invited to join the academic team at BCNH as a Year 2 tutor. She has also set up her own business and has been practicing in London and Bristol, where she now lives with her husband and young son.
Victoria Makepeace-Warne BSc (Hons) MSc DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Victoria is a BCNH Clinical Tutor and Supervisor
Victoria retrained as a nutritional therapist after a career in finance and graduated from BCNH. She now practices at clinics in central and southwest west London seeing a wide variety of patients and also delivers corporate wellbeing and nutrition talks. Victoria has completed a MSc in Human Nutrition.
Sheila MacDonald: BA (Hons) DipBCNH MBANT
Sheila is a Year 2 Academic Tutor
After a number of years working within the pharmaceutical industry, Sheila decided to retrain in order to follow her true vocation of becoming a Nutritional Therapist. In 2013, Sheila enrolled with BCNH and University of Greenwich on the BSc Nutritional Therapy degree course. She completed her Level 6 diploma, with clinical practice with BCNH, in February 2018. Having had a very dysfunctional personal relationship with food as a child, Sheila is extremely passionate about helping others to adopt healthier dietary and lifestyle practices, for optimal health. Sheila is a mother to two young daughters and has recently moved home to Inverness, Scotland after living for 10 years in Dubai, UAE.
Theresa Millman DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Theresa is a BCNH Clinical Supervisor.
Theresa feels that BCNH gave her the confidence to start up her own business and now she is a full-time practising Nutritional Therapist. Theresa has been lucky enough to work with some great companies and individuals, not only providing 1:1 consultations, but presenting seminars and talks to many corporate companies and Government Departments on Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. Theresa specializes in sports nutrition, which is her passion. She also hopes to complete masters in sports nutrition.
Anja Springthorpe BSc (Hons) DipBCNH
Anja is BCNH Clinical Tutor & Level 6 Academic Tutor
After graduating from BCNH, Anja developed a business providing one-to-one consultations as well as formulating and implementing corporate wellness programs. Her real passion however is educating and writing about nutrition. Anja is the nutritional editor for a number of US-based health and wellness publications. To deepen her knowledge and to progress her opportunity to teach nutrition, she currently is embarking on a Masters Program in Nutritional Science. Anja lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs in New Orleans.
Sarah Trimble BSc (Hons) DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Sarah is BCNH Clinical Tutor & Level 6 Academic Tutor
Having spent most of her twenties amassing a collection of various degrees and qualifications but never really finding her true vocation, Sarah’s friend gave her the advice: ‘don’t choose a job and expect to love it, you have to choose what you love and make it your job’. Sarah’s interest in complementary health encouraged her to take on a job in a health store and complementary health clinic as a supplement buyer and store adviser, while a combination of her love of food and cooking and focus on evidence based complementary health research attracted her to nutritional therapy and studying with BCNH. Sarah lives in Belfast with her boyfriend and in her spare time if she’s not cooking or eating with friends and family she’ll probably be reading about food and researching new recipes.
Isabel Thompson BA (Hons) DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
Isabel is Year 2 Programme Leader & Year 4 Clinical Tutor
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 is in practicing in south-west London.