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Meet the Slimming World diet, analysis and well being crew


Once you resolve to affix Slimming World, you’ll be able to relaxation assured that our plan is protected, efficient and primarily based on the science and psychology of slimming. We’re actually pleased with the analysis (5 a long time and counting!) that underpins our easy-to-follow methodology for shedding weight and feeling more healthy and happier. 

Combining their wide-ranging experience and expertise, our dietitians, registered nutritionists, knowledge analysts and analysis scientists work collectively to make sure that the Slimming World plan develops according to the newest advances and understanding in diet, well being and weight administration. Learn on to get to know the crew who spend their days changing that science to assist your long-lasting slimming success… 

Slimming World health research and nutrition team

From high left: Alex Clark, Sarah Bennett, Rhianne Sambrook, Aron Preece, Jemma Donovan
From backside left: Laura Nolan, Emily Younger, Evie Lovell, Carolyn Pallister, Laura Holloway, Jennifer Kent, Amanda Avery

Carolyn Pallister BSc RD – head of diet, analysis and well being 

I’m a dietitian and I’ve been at Slimming World for greater than 17 years. I first got here right here on a scholar placement – and I loved it a lot, they couldn’t get me to depart! My love of meals and curiosity in well being set me on the trail to turning into a dietitian, and I really feel fortunate that I get to work with such a gifted crew, whose focus is on making certain the assist we offer to members is probably the most superior and efficient on the market. 

In my spare time, I really like cooking for family and friends and consuming out (sure, I’m speaking about meals once more!), strolling my canine, Pixie, with the youngsters, and going to yoga and Zumba courses with associates. 

Dr Amanda Avery PhD RD – well being and analysis marketing consultant dietitian 

I’ve been a dietitian for greater than 30 years and, alongside my position right here at Slimming World, I additionally work on the College of Nottingham as an affiliate professor, serving to to coach future dietitians. 

Exterior of labor, I’m the proud mom of three sons, though they’re all of their 20s now, and really unbiased. I’m additionally a dairy farmer’s spouse and stay down a bumpy mile-long monitor, so I’d prefer to suppose I’m nonetheless comparatively match and agile for my age!   

Evie Lovell BSc RNutr– meals knowledge nutritionist 

Diet is an ever-changing setting and we’re all devoted to staying abreast of the newest analysis and sorting the science from the slimming myths. My position entails ensuring our frozen meals vary meals (obtainable from Iceland within the UK, and Dunnes Shops within the Republic of Eire) showcase Meals Optimising fantastically, and retaining our much-loved barcode scanner working easily. 

Once I’m not at work, I really like exploring, whether or not that’s discovering new locations to eat or discovering new scenic walks (I could stay within the metropolis, however I’m a rustic woman at coronary heart). 

Jennifer Kent MNutr RD – dietitian 

One among my earliest childhood reminiscences is baking muffins with my nanna, and my love of meals, diet and well being began then. I graduated as a dietitian in 2018, and nowadays my position entails ensuring our well being and dietary recommendation is updated, and facilitating the analysis that ensures the assist we give members is the very best it may be! 

Exterior of labor, I’m happiest once I’m exploring the nice outside with my canine, Sprocket, cuddling my cats, Meeko and Enki, watching stay music or including to my ever-growing assortment of home vegetation. 

Yes you can at Christmas with Slimming World.

Joe Toon BSc– analysis analyst 

As a member of the British Psychological Society, I perceive that how we expect and what we really feel can have a big effect on our total well being. It’s my job to assist collect, course of and analyse our analysis knowledge – pulling collectively the details from our stats and sharing them with the broader world. 

Once I’m not contained in the world of analysis, you’ll most likely discover me up a climbing wall or out for a stroll with our canine, Miley, so she will add to her stick assortment! 

Dr Sarah Bennett PhD RNutr– senior analysis affiliate 

I used to be so excited to work at Slimming World that I moved from Belfast to Derbyshire for the position! As a registered nutritionist with a background in analysis, my favorite a part of the job is attending conferences to be taught concerning the newest weight problems analysis findings.   

In my spare time, you’ll discover me purchasing for bargains or cheering on my beloved soccer crew – Northern Eire, in fact! 

Alex Clark MSc RNutr – senior nutritionist  

As a registered nutritionist, I take pleasure in combining my love of meals, diet science and psychology whereas supporting folks to eat nicely and obtain their objectives. Being up to the mark on the newest analysis is a vital a part of retaining the Meals Optimising plan wholesome, balanced and efficient. I additionally love producing assets which might be filled with concepts and inspiration. 

Once I’m not speaking about or consuming meals, I really like music (particularly seeing my favorite bands stay or singing alongside to Disney tunes with my little woman), getting misplaced in a superb ebook and understanding with associates. 

Dr Jemma Donovan PhD– analysis supervisor 

I’ve come full circle in my profession! I initially labored as a college researcher, then skilled as a Slimming World Marketing consultant, and now I really feel like I’m the place I really belong, as a analysis supervisor at Slimming World’s head workplace. I assist to supply the scientific proof base for our Consultants and members, so that everybody will get the very best quality of service and enjoys success on their weight reduction journeys. I’m additionally a mum to a few boys and I really like spending time with my household.  

Emily Younger BSc RNutr – meals knowledge supervisor 

My long-held fascination with all issues meals, diet and exercise has, over time, led me to roles within the health business, meals manufacturing and public well being analysis. I joined Slimming World because the meals knowledge supervisor in 2013, which is a dream job for a foodie like me, as I’m always exploring new merchandise, elements and recipes.  

In my free time, I prefer to unwind on walks within the Peak District, make my very own greetings playing cards and go to family and friends. 

Laura Nolan BSc RNutr  nutritionist 

Earlier than coming to Slimming World, I labored in well being promotion and weight administration within the NHS and for native authority organisations. Being a registered nutritionist, I really like serving to folks to enhance their diets and attain their life-style objectives, in addition to changing dietary science into sensible, helpful data.   

Exterior of labor, I really like exploring new locations, going for cocktails with associates and upcycling outdated furnishings for my dwelling.  

Rhianne Sambrook BSc ANutr – meals knowledge nutritionist 

I joined Slimming World after ending my diet diploma in 2020, and I really feel so lucky that my position permits me to mix my love of meals, diet and cooking, all whereas supporting members to reduce weight. Staying educated about new merchandise, recipes and consuming traits means there’s at all times a meals chat occurring in our crew – which I actually take pleasure in! 

On weekends, I’m happiest once I’m practising yoga, going for a protracted stroll or having a sangria and paella evening with associates. 

Laura Holloway MSc – analysis affiliate 

I’ve labored in analysis since ending college, with a profession that’s spanned prescription drugs, market analysis and dealing within the NHS. However I’ve actually discovered my toes since working at Slimming World! My background is in well being psychology, and I really like designing analysis initiatives and sharing our findings far and large.  

Out of the workplace, I really like occurring adventures with my daughter (something with good views, animals or curler coasters is a winner for me!) and heading out for drinks with associates.    

Aron Preece MSc ANutr – meals knowledge assistant 

I joined Slimming World after finishing my grasp’s diploma. Earlier than that, I swam competitively for a variety of years, and that – together with my ardour for serving to others – drove my transfer to work in diet and well being. 

As a meals knowledge assistant, I evaluation, replace and enter new merchandise on our database, and guarantee members obtain an correct consequence once they use the barcode scanner or Meals Search instruments. 

In my spare time, you’ll discover me within the health club, boogieing away on an evening out or teaching the longer term stars of swimming (I couldn’t get away from it fully!). 

Natalie Edwards BScmeals knowledge specialist 

I obtained the supply to affix Slimming World on the day I graduated from college – what a day! I really feel so fortunate that my position has allowed me to discover my pursuits in meals, diet and knowledge. I really like listening to the ‘what’s for tea?’ chat within the workplace, because it conjures up me to attempt new meals and recipes at dwelling. 

I’m a mum to 2 little ladies and I even have a miniature schnauzer referred to as Jeff. We love exploring the outside, and discovering these all-important dog-friendly cafe stops alongside the way in which! 

Learn extra from our Slimming World specialists: 
The science behind Meals Optimising 
Which meals assist to enhance intestine well being? 
The reality about menopause and weight 
“How can I discover the vitality to get energetic?” 
4 issues you are able to do to cut back your dementia threat 
The stunning motive why reducing down alcohol can assist you reduce weight 
The science behind staying slim long run 

Yes you can with Slimming World

Key: 
BSc – bachelors of science  
MSc – Masters of science  
MNutr – Masters of diet 
RD – registered dietitian  
RNutr – registered nutritionist  
ANutr – affiliate nutritionist 

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