What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a relationship between two people where the individual with more experience, knowledge, and connections is able to pass along what they have learned to a more junior individual within a certain field.
The aim of this blog
As someone who offers a lot of support to Nutrition Students and Graduates, I get asked all the time about how to get a mentor. Many graduates are keen for guidance about how to get started in their chosen career, how to move into a particular area or would just like someone to talk to about their own career. I thought it was time to create a list of who is able to offer mentoring to Nutrition Graduates so that I can answer this question more successfully.
Thank you very much to all of you who have kindly offered your help and are now listed in this blog. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
I will continuously update this list as offers come in and remove people from the list once they reach capacity of number of mentees.
How to use this list
If you are seeking a mentor, please look through this list to see if there is someone who matches your areas of interest and could be a suitable mentor for you. Then contact them via the email address or website given to discuss a possible mentoring arrangement. I will not be able to provide a matching service for those seeking a mentor.
Once someone has reached their limit with the number of mentees that they are able to take on, I will remove them from this list. If the person you were planning on contacting is no longer on this list, that means that they are now at full capacity with the number of people they can mentor.
Please note that some mentors may charge for offering a mentoring service. I have indicated who may charge in the table below.
Contacting a Mentor
When contacting a mentor via email, please introduce yourself by giving a bit of background about yourself and what it is you are wanting help and support with, whether it is answers to a few questions or a more long-term mentoring relationship. Please think about what you are hoping to gain from contacting the mentor before sending them a message.
|Name||Job Title||Areas of Interest||Email Address||Fee|
|Sals Miyan||PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University||Peer mentor for students doing an undergrad, postgrad or looking into doing a postgrad course relating to nutrition. Can help with writing PhD proposals as email@example.com||None|
|Charlie Beestone||Owner and Performance Nutritionist at CB Nutrition||Mentoring to help freelance practitioners get more 1-2-1 firstname.lastname@example.org||£50/hour|
|Shaun Ward||Founder and Author at mynutritionscience.com||Nutrition science/research, websites, marketing and PhD application email@example.com||None|
|Jessica Weston||Company Nutritionist at McDonald’s UK & Ireland||Food Industry Nutrition and Allergen Management (across retail and QSR).||Jessicaweston24@hotmail.co.uk||None|
|Dr Isabella Nyambayo||Assistant Professor in Food and Human Nutrition, Coventry University||Weight management, nutrition and new product firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Owen Smith||Founder and Head of Performance Nutrition at GID Fitness||Individual competition (Olympic sports, weightlifting, CrossFit) and team email@example.com||None|
|Hannah Dakin||Project Coordinator and Public Health Nutritionist- Alexandra Rose Charity||Public Health Nutrition – weight management, 1:1 consultations, group sessions and corporate wellbeing||Hannahdakin93@gmail.com||None|
|Jasmine Chirchi||Public Health Nutritionist- NHS||Public Health Nutrition – weight management, 1:1 consultations, group sessions and corporate wellbeing||Jasmine.firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Dr Tom Butler||Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Health, Edge Hill University||PG dietetics applications, applying for PG research positions such as MSc/MRes/PhD, or applying for academic email@example.com||None|
|Nusrat Kausar||Specialist Diabetes Dietitian Director of Nutribytes Primary Care Network Dietitian||Dietetics or anyone interested in remote placements with creative companies such as Nutribytesfirstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Annie Denny||Nutrition Specialist at The Early Years Nutrition Partnership||Early years nutrition or food email@example.com||None|
|Dr Fotini Tsoliou||Principal Academic in Nutrition, MSc Programme Lead at Bournemouth University. AfN Trustee.||Research obesity, lifestyle interventions , metabolic firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Dominic Kristy||Chief Forager, Evolved Snacks||Food email@example.com||£30/hour|
|Dan Clarke||Senior Nutrition Executive, Huel||Food industry, sustainability, social media and content firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Katie Angotti||Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), Katie Angotti Nutrition||Pregnancy & postnatal nutrition, infant feeding, children’s nutrition, food industry & NHSemail@example.com||No charge for short-term mentoring. May charge for longer sessions.|
|Charlotte Turner||Health Nutritionist||Evidence based nutritional advice, nutrigenomics and helping the public achieve ‘healthy’||https://www.healthnutritionist.co.uk|
|Paskal Prowse||Health Adviser for Bupa/Blackberry Clinic||Public health, sports nutrition, sport and working in a clinical setting||Paskalprowse@gmail.com||None|
|Alice Goudie||Founder and Nutrition Consultant at Root to Nutrition (1-2-1 nutrition consultations & nutrition expertise to businesses)||Personalised nutrition, recipes and cooking support (trained chef) and sustainable diets. Also experienced within the food industry and corporate firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Louise Payne||Food and Nutrition Lecturer at University College Birmingham & Company Nutritionist at School Health UK||Women’s health, nutrition during preconception & pregnancy and childhood obesity||L.email@example.com||None|
|Gunter Kuhnle||Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading||Nutritional Biomarkers and Dietary Assessment firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Sofia Antona||Assistant Nutritionist at Tesco||Nutrition in the food industry, reformulation, policy writing and product development email@example.com||None|
|Jillian Pitt||Community Health Manager and Nutritionist, Young Foundation (formerly with Mytime Active)||Family eating, cooking for health, food poverty, school food, community-led food growing and social firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Marina Abdalla||Clinical Nutritionist Expert, McCann Healthcare (Medical Communications company – medical advertising)||Medical advertising, weight loss, holistic nutrition and most particularly medical email@example.com||15 minute session free. £195 for 60 minute consultation.|
|Maria Kardakova||CEO Mary’s Recipes, Senior Science and Innovation Manager, R&D, Atlas Biomed Group, London|
Doctoral Researcher (1st year), University of Surrey
Book Author, Child Nutrition and Nutrition Behaviour
|Digital health, family well-being, and innovative approach to behaviour change in relation to diet and firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Keighley Hylton||Project Manager, Early Years Alliance||Child nutrition, child weight management, project management, commissioning and public email@example.com.UK||None|
|Ali Morpeth||Director, Ali Morpeth Nutrition||Public health nutrition, specialising in child and adolescent health. Working with Public and private sector clients, NGOs, food brands and firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Amaeze Madukah||Nutrition Consultant (RNutr) at Life’s Recipe||Prediabetes, hair health, plant based nutrition and understanding cultural diversity within email@example.com||None|
|Jolanda Gjoni||Active Together Coordinator at Bromley by Bow Centre||Public Heath Nutrition, behaviour change, community development and empowerment to improve health and firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Amanda Aitken||Project Manager, Cracking Good Food||Teaching communities to cook, food poverty, healthy eating on a budget||Amanda@crackinggoodfood.org||None|
|Ellie Lewis||Dietetic Support Worker, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board||Dietetics, weight management, nutrition and wellbeing coaching, nutrition education||Ellie.email@example.com||None|
|Krzysztof Dulnik||Regional Trainer at Xyla Health and Wellbeing||Diabetes prevention and remission; group delivery and 1-1 motivational interviewing; nutritional anthropology||Krzysztof.firstname.lastname@example.org||None|
|Anka Johnston||Public Health Nutritionist (Retired) -previously working in local government, NHS and industry as well as being Trustee & Chair of The Caroline Walker Trust||School nutrition, food allergies, early years nutrition, project management and public health commissioning||Anka.email@example.com||None|
Zoe Griffiths is a Freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with over 25 years experience working in public health nutrition, the food industry and education.