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 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)
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.
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.
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 and media please see my website www.laurawyness.com for further details.