Dr Laura Wyness

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(PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8
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About me

I am a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and have many years of professional experience. You can be confident that the advice I provide is trustworthy and based on the latest accurate scientific information.

If you want to make positive changes to your diet, manage your weight or get nutritional advice specific to your needs, contact me for a one-to-one consultation.

One of the areas I specialise in is supporting perimenopausal women with beneficial dietary changes. I use science-backed nutrition to support women have a smoother meno-pause transition.

Whether you're looking for: advice to help you feel better through perimenopause, to eat better to reduce your cholesterol, or feel more energised, or you want to check if what your eating is optimising your health, I can help you get the most out of your food. My aim is to provide you with practical advice that's easy to understand and evidence-based.

Eating well in mid-life 

I have recently published my first book – an informational and empowering guide written to help women navigate the complex world of eating well during mid-life and beyond.

Co-authored with fellow Registered Nutritionist Lynn Burns, the book shares information and advice, along with a selection of simple, nutritious recipes.

I offer dietary support to help women manage mid-life symptoms and maintain their health through this life stage and beyond.

Individual Consultations

All my Nutrition Consultations are conducted online via Zoom. Don't worry if you struggle with technology, I can send you instructions on how the consultations work to ensure everything goes smoothly.

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 personalised advice that matches your individual requirements and will be given the right information and tools to ensure you maintain your goals once you have achieved them.

Follow-up consultations last around 30 minutes, depending on your needs. These can be arranged as and when required.

Feedback from previous 1-1s:

I had a consultation with Dr Wyness and it was extremely useful. She listens and provides thoughtful advice based on science, while considering all aspects affecting nutrition. I would definitely recommend her! [Mariana]

Laura was so supportive. She helped me to choose the right amount and balance of food for my body. Since I started making the dietary changes Laura suggested, my stress went to the lowest level and I have no more confusion about what to eat. I am really grateful to her. [Kholoud]

Workplace Talks

Nutrition can have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of your staff – from supporting their immune system and helping them manage stress, to aiding their sleep and energy levels.

Unfortunately, there are many confusing nutrition messages and myths from various sources.

I offer engaging talks to help your workforce gain a better understanding of their nutritional needs and provide practical suggestions on how to eat more healthily. These talks can be delivered online, or in person (where possible).

Feedback from previous workplace talks:

“A huge thank you for today. Everyone loved your talk, and we had a great onsite and online presence. There were some very interesting conversations, especially the difficulties people have in the workplace!" Dr Paula Conroy, Atlantic Technical University

“I found Laura to be very easy-going, informative and she pitched at just the right level…I particularly enjoyed the breakdown of the macro ingredients and how they affect the body” Staff member, DLA Piper

“Thank you very much for taking the time to come to site and give the presentation. We found it very informative and I know a few are already reviewing their diets” Kenny McLellan, Dunbia

Contact me at nutrition@laurawyness.com for more details on the workplace wellness support I offer.

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 for reducing cholesterol, eating well for menopause, and achieving a healthy weight.  I have also appeared on several BBC TV and Radio food and science programmes talking about nutrition.

Check out my new podcast called 'Food Connections' to learn more about how different foods are produced. 

  • Scottish Food Tourism Ambassador for the Edinburgh Region. Awarded voluntary role (2021- 2023)
  • 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 (AfN)

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

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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£85.00 - £315.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer Individual consultations and follow-up consultations. These are suitable for general advice that may not require a follow-up. 

  • An initial consultation is £180. This includes 1 hour online consultation and a tailored report with education resources emailed to you afterwards
  • Follow-up consultations are £85. This includes a 30 minute online consultation that can be booked after an initial consultation. 


Classic Package: £315 (£365 RRP)

1 x Initial Consultation
2 x Follow-Up Consultations
Access to a short mindful eating online course

All sessions to be used within 4 months

MEN0PAUSE Classic Package: £315 (£365 RRP)

1 x Initial Consultation
2 x Follow-Up Consultations
Access to one of 8 online men0pause courses*

All sessions to be used within 4 months

* Your choice of one of 8 online Eating Well for Men0pause courses

  • Hot Flushes and Phytoestrogens
  • Weight and Shape
  • Heart Health
  • Bone Health
  • Mood and Mental Health
  • Sleeping Well
  • Hydration and Bladder Health
  • Beauty and Myths

When I work

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

Further information

As well as offering one-to-one advice for individuals, I am an experienced nutrition writer for magazines and provide evidence-based nutrition content for company websites and social media. I also offer workplace wellness support through nutrition talks, menu plans and individual nutrition advice for staff.  For more information on the range of services I provide to the food industry, media and businesses please see my website www.laurawyness.com.

I am also part of the Let's Talk Food team (https://letstalkfood.thinkific.com/). We have a range of ebooks and online courses available on nutrition. 

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8

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Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Dr Laura Wyness
Dr Laura Wyness