Meet our tutors

Meet our Tutors

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 students through their clinical training, preparing them for independent clinical practice upon qualification.

The majority of our tutors are BCNH graduates who 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.

Zahra Browne BA DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Zahra Browne DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Clinical Tutor, Supervisor & Programme Leader

After graduating from Royal Holloway University of London with a BA in Drama and Theatre studies and completing her post graduate actor training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Zahra worked as an actress; a profession within which maintaining great health and stamina was of paramount importance! This grew into a passion for nutrition and fascination with the workings of the body, as well as with arts. In 2013, Zahra enrolled in the BCNH Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy course and graduated with distinction in 2018. Zahra also  practices Nutritional Therapy in north London.  

Malgorzata Biel DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Academic Tutor 

After graduating from Pedagogical University of Krakow in Poland, Gosia moved to London where she started to work in luxury hospitality, embracing the rich culture of London by experiencing the dynamic and eclectic restaurant scene.

Living in a busy city and working in a fast-paced environment has had an impact on Gosia’s health, which sparked the interest in nutrition. Gosia started to look at food from a different angle and wondered how what we eat impacts the way we feel and behave. Gosia embarked on a journey to study nutrition by enrolling in the BCNH Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2017. Graduating this year Gosia is planning to start one on one online consultations to support clients with a range of health concerns and to develop corporate wellbeing workshops.  

Meet the tutors supervisors-Donna

Donna Harvey DipBCNH BSc(Hons) mBANT CNHC

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.

Meet the tutors supervisors-IMG

Claire Kimber BSc(Hons) DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Clinical Tutor

Claire graduated in 2014 with the BCNH Diploma and a BSc from the University of Greenwich after a 20 year career in Finance.

Claire runs her private practice from the West Country and also sees clients regularly in London, working together in their business environments where appropriate. Claire has a particular interest in nutrition for performance and energy management, working with ‘person centred’ approach to optimising health and performance.

Claire is passionate about nutritional education and coaching; delivering talks on nutrition for sports performance, designed and delivered whole-school programmes to support the run up to exams (academic performance) and has designed and delivered a module to support Sports Science Extended BTEC award.


Clinical Tutor

Following graduating with a degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design in Interior & Spatial design, (whilst simultaneously managing a busy restaurant in Notting Hill), Mimmi was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Concerned the proposed NHS treatments were focused on managing and not addressing the cause, she became increasingly aware that diet and lifestyle were likely significant factors, leading to her decision to pursue a career in Nutritional Therapy. She recently graduated with a diploma from BCNH and a BSc from the University of Greenwich. Never one to do things by half, she completed her studies while raising two toddlers. Mimmi is currently setting up her clinic in London and while she accepts clients with a range of conditions, she has a particular interest in Multiple Sclerosis and auto-immune disorders.

Marta Urlik MA BSc(Hons) DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Academic Tutor

Marta originally gained a Master’s degree in English studies and held a variety of jobs that followed the common theme of supporting others, either in their personal development, top management challenges or settling in new countries. The twelve years spent as expat in Paris and Amsterdam were an exciting opportunity to explore the multitude of cuisines, nutrition and health approaches held by people from all around the world. This life-changing experience led her to embark on a new Nutritional Therapy adventure, combining her passion for health, good food and helping others.

After graduating with the BCNH Diploma with distinction and a BSc with first class honours from the University of Greenwich, Marta is happy to put her knowledge, enthusiasm and coaching skills to the service of the Year 1 BSc and Year 3 Diploma students. She is also busy setting up her private practice, specialising in women’s and skin health, the domain dear to her heart due to her personal journey.  

Amanda Smallwood BSc(Hons) DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Academic Tutor

Amanda has always had an interest in nutrition and health, but it was personal health issues and the search for a better work-life balance that finally led to her current career.  After 10 years working in the finance and marketing industries, Amanda re-trained in Nutritional Therapy and completed the BCNH diploma with distinction and BSc at the University of Greenwich in 2019.

In addition to her work as a tutor at BCNH, Amanda offers one to one Nutritional Therapy consultations, both online and face to face in London, as well as group workshops. Although her expertise has allowed  her to support clients with a variety of conditions, her passion is to support individuals with hormone imbalances. Being bilingual in English and Spanish, she is able to provide consultations in both languages, and is currently working to expand her practice to Spain as well as the UK.

Meet the tutors supervisors-Kelly

Kelly Tassi MSc DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Academic Tutor

After graduating from her first degree in Management Science and Technology, Kelly worked for many years in banks and other financial organisations implementing IT software.

However, after completing an MSc Finance degree at Durham Business School, she developed severe gut issues and suffered from a burnout which have sparked her journey into a healthier diet and lifestyle.  As a result, she resigned from her corporate job and started working in hospitality which allowed her to work more flexible hours in order to be able to study Nutritional Therapy in BCNH. Kelly has recently graduated with distinction the BCNH Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy course and she is now working hard to set up her clinic in London, which she will be specialising in working with busy professionals managing their health concerns and achieving high-performance energy and optimum health. 

Meet the tutors supervisors-Victoria

Victoria Makepeace-Warne BSc (Hons) MSc DipBCNH mBANT CNHC

Clinical 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.

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