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About me

Dr Lisa Gatenby, Registered Nutritionist

I am a Registered Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutrition, a Masters of Medical Science in Human Nutrition and a BSc (hons) degree in Food.

I specialise in complex medical and brain injury cases, offering an individual person-centered approach (see below under 'consultancy' for more information).

I have been approved as a Registered Nutritionist by the Association for Nutrition (the controlling body for Nutritionists).  I started my career with a love of food and worked in catering and food industry for 8 years. I then studied a Masters of Medical Science in Human Nutrition and completed a PhD at the University of Hull in children’s nutritional intakes.

After my PhD I worked at the University for 8 years in Research and as a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Food on both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. I also worked in Public Health at Leeds City Council, where I set up various programmes to help reduce health inequalities and improve the nutrition of at needs groups across the City and rolled out community cooking programmes teaching school teacher to be food specialists.


For the last 10 years I have being working on a consultancy basis, offering food and nutritional advice to companies and individuals. I deliver training and corporate wellbeing sessions as well as the RSPH qualifications in Food and Nutrition. I also undertake specialist work on complex medical cases, in both children and adults.  Providing a person-centered approach to support the adoption of a healthy balanced diet, controlling weight and supporting healthy development through good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits.

  • One to one consultations
  • Specialist medical cases
  • Workshops
  • Wellbeing days
  • Training and RSPH accredited qualifications
  • Teaching at University
  • Menu development
  • Recipe analysis

I offer one to one advice for individuals, nutrition training courses and consultancy to schools, government and companies.

I myself love food and as a qualified chef I fully understand everyone wants to eat great tasting food, the key is to ensure you take the right steps to ensure that your food is healthy and satisfying.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD in Nutrition
Masters of Medical Science in Human Nutrition
BSc (hons) degree in Food Management.
Post Graduate Teaching Qualification

Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with the Association for Nutrition
Member of the Nutrition Society
Member of the Association for Obesity
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

As well as my academic qualifications I also have training in media, cognitive behavioural therapy, life coaching.


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

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.


Brain Injury Cases - get in touch for an initial assessment quote

Bespoke training workshops


Email anytime. Telephone calls are welcome between 8am-5pm

Further information

I am a Registered Nutritionist through the Association for Nutrition, as well as the Regional Lead for Yorkshire and Humberside
Member of the Nutrition Society
Member of the ASO

Healthwise Clinic
31A Back Lane
West Yorkshire
LS20 8EA

Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie La
West Yorkshire
LS18 5HD

Key details

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Type of session

In person
Home visits


Dr Lisa Gatenby RNutr PhD MMedSci BSc (hons) FHEA

Dr Lisa Gatenby RNutr PhD MMedSci BSc (hons) FHEA