Hi! Welcome to the Scottish nutritionist!
This website is designed to help those looking to improve their exercise performance, both competitively and in an every-day environment. You will find information on various aspects of the diet including vitamins, macronutrients, hydration and supplementation. You can also contact me to book in for a one-to-one consultation to address your particular needs. See the consultation page for details.
Please check out my qualifications and experience page for more information about my background in nutrition.
I wrote my final year undergraduate dissertation on the diets for speed and stamina and fell in love with the fact that taking a bit of notice to your diet can make a significant difference to your performance at any level. This led me to where I am now, with post-graduate qualifications in public health nutrition and sports and exercise nutrition.
I believe that introducing the concept of sports nutrition at a young age will help the athletes in the future, whether they continue and progress in their disciplines or move on to other things. My time as assistant coach at Edinburgh Athletics really emphasised this. I was also the nutritionist for ‘Built for Sport’, a small business providing training programmes for high school-aged boys looking to develop their rugby skills.
Most recently, I have been introduced into the world of team sports as performance nutritionist for Edinburgh Academicals rugby team. Accies are an amateur club but their newly appointed head coach has high hopes for them, enlisting the help of a number of professionals from strength and conditioning coaches to physios to take Accies to the top of their game. I am now entering my third season with Accies – find out a bit more about their support team here..
My masters in Public Health Nutrition gave me the skills required for dietary assessment, weight management programmes and nutrition for all age groups and a strong knowledge of food groups, clinical science and epidemiology. I also gained an HNC in vitamins, minerals and supplements through working at Holland and Barrett for just under a year. My training for this role also tested my knowledge on the body systems, their functions and associated ailments.
I love to cook (and eat) and I enjoy nothing more than writing about all the benefits of the foods that make up my favourite recipes. Check out my blog page for ramblings about food, my favourite recipes, working out in Edinburgh and some science thrown in as well.