Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 07545 144155 07545 144155
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8
07545 144155 07545 144155

About me

I am a Registered Nutritionist with considerable professional experience, and you can be confident that the advice you get is trustworthy and based on the latest accurate scientific information.

If you want to lose weight, eat healthier or get nutritional advice specific to your needs, contact me for a one-to-one consultation. Whether it is nutrition around pregnancy, healthy vegetarian diets or key nutrients for older adults, I can help you get the most out of your food. All of my advice is practical, easy to understand and evidence-based.

My consultation room is based withing Inside Out Personal Training, 180 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2EE. I am not currently offering in-person consultations, but instead I would be happy to provide individual consultations online via Zoom.  I can send you instructions on how these consultations work.  Or I can offer consultations over the phone.

  • Online Consultations: Via Zoom, FaceTime or Phone
  • Face-to-face Consultations: Currently unavailable

An initial consultation of up to 60 minutes will explore your previous and current diet and lifestyle, your current health and well being, and any diet or food related issues you may have. I will provide you with advice tailored to your specific needs, and help you set goals that are realistic and achievable. You will benefit from a personalised plan that matches your individual requirements and will be given the right information and advice to ensure you maintain your goals once you have achieved them.

Follow-up consultations last around 40 minutes, depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since completing my doctoral degree at the University of Aberdeen in 2006 I have worked in a variety of positions within research, policy and nutrition communications.

My areas of expertise include diet around pregnancy and early years nutrition, weight loss and maintenance and healthy eating for older adults. I have also appeared on several BBC TV and Radio food and science programmes talking about nutrition.

  • Winner of the Caroline Walker Trust 'Freelance Nutritionist of the Year' Award 2019
  • PhD in Public Health Nutrition
  • MSc Health Services Research and Public Health (Distinction)
  • BSc Health Sciences (Health and Nutrition)
  • I am a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition - the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) (http://www.associationfornutrition.org)
  • I also have the role of Scottish Representative for the Association for Nutrition
  • Member of the Nutrition Society (https://www.nutritionsociety.org)
  • Member of Sense (www.sense-nutrition.org.uk)

Member organisations


Association for Nutrition

The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.

The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.

It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Nutrition topics

If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

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Further information

As well as offering one-to-one advice for individuals, I have experience in nutrition research and communications. Through working with industry, charities and policy makers I have considerable research experience and expertise in many areas of nutrition. I offer a range of services to support food industry and media (please see my website www.laurawyness.com for further details).


Type of session

Online nutrition support
Telephone nutrition support
Face to face nutrition
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Yes


I am available for consultations during normal business hours and some evenings/weekends - Just ask!


Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)

Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)

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