Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)
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 also offer consultations over Skype or phone for those situated further afield. Consultations are arranged to suit you:
- Via Skype, FaceTime or Phone
- Face-to-face with individuals in Edinburgh or the surrounding area.
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.
- 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)
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
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).