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.
Zahra Browne – DipBCNH MBANT CNHC
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 an 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 is currently working as a Year 4 Tutor and is practicing in north London.
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.
Radoslav Kanalev BSc (Hons) Nutrition
Radoslav is a Year 1 Academic Tutor
Along with being a year 1 tutor, Rado 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.
Veronica Lim DipBCNH FMCHC
Veronica is a Year 2 Academic Tutor
Following a successful career in investment banking and then as an Executive Coach working with senior management in bluechip companies, Veronica discovered a passion for the biochemistry of food, which inspired her to study with BCNH. Having now proudly graduated with Distinction, Veronica is setting up her practice in London, focusing on helping professional women over 40 regain their edge to lead healthier and fuller lives. She is also a volunteer for BANT, a Master NLP Practitioner and the UK’s first Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
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: BSc (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.
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.
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.