“Translating cutting-edge research into practical client strategies”
A mediocre plan that someone can adhere to is stronger than the perfect plan that they can’t.
Speakers on the Day
Dr. Megan Rossi | The Gut Health Doctor
Talk title 1 – Gut Health: The secret to Happiness
Talk title 2 – Functional Gut Disorders: Is low FODMAP the answer?
Dr Megan Rossi is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a PhD in gut health from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia. Megan’s PhD was recognised for its contribution to science receiving the Dean’s Award for outstanding research Higher Degree and was selected as one of nine international female success stories by Cosmopolitan.
Megan has a broad range of nutrition experience having worked as a clinical dietitian specialising in gut health; sports nutritionist for the Australia Olympic Synchronised Swimming team; and consultant dietitian to several companies, from well established to start-ups.
Megan leads research at King’s College London investigating nutrition-based therapies in gastrointestinal health, including pre- & probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives. Megan is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and was the recipient of the 2017 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology prize ‘Best Clinical science abstract for oral presentation’ and the British Nutrition Foundation ‘Drummond Pump Priming Award’.
Megan is passionate about food industry and is working with Leon Restaurants on a gut health initiative across the UK and Europe. Megan also leads a specialist gut health clinic on Harley Street London with ROC private and was recognised as one of six new “wellness stars” to watch in 2017 by Women’s Health UK.
Ursula Philpot | Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist
Talk title – Urges and Impulses: Supporting those with Disordered Eating
Ursula is a consultant Dietitian and Senior Lecturer specialising in eating disorders, disordered eating, mental health and weight management. She has a clinic for eating problems in Leeds, and features regularly on media. She has published and presented on a range of topics relating to Dietetics and eating disorders; specialising in producing guidelines, pathways and consensus statements.
Member of; NICE Guidelines Development Group for Eating Disorders, NHS England -Clinical Advisory Group for Eating disorders, British Dietetic Association’s Mental Health Group, Quality Eating Disorders standards group
Paul McArdle | Registered Dietitian
Talk title – Diabetes Management: A Pragmatic Approach
Paul is a leading UK Registered Dietitian and a specialist in diabetes, with over 17 years of experience. He is passionate about high-quality, evidence-based patient care and was part of the guideline development group for both the 2011 & 2018 Evidence Based Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in the UK. Paul’s main research interest is carbohydrate and how patients are advised about carbohydrate by dietitians, for which he secured a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2015. This enabled Paul to carry out his research and undertake a PhD. Paul combines clinical work for the NHS with service management and freelance work in private practice.
Martin MacDonald | Clinical Performance Nutritionist
Talk title – PCOS Management: Cutting Edge Dietary Approaches
Martin is a clinical performance nutritionist, motivational speaker & educator; he is the CEO of www.Mac-Nutrition.com, the UK’s leading consultancy for nutrition advice and the founder of Mac-Nutrition Uni, the UK’s first ever 12-month, evidence-based, online nutrition course.
Having previously been a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition, holding a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and postgraduates in both Sports Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. He is well known for his online social media presence and his unwavering endeavours to promote integrity and evidence-based practice and to bring them to the forefront of the industry.
Previously a university lecturer and practitioner, Martin’s work is now predominantly as a consultant to organisations such as Universal Pictures, teams such as Derby County FC and governing bodies such as British Weight Lifting. The rest of Martin’s time is either spent delivering expert guest lectures nationally and internationally, or spent working with a small number of exclusive clients between London, Dubai and Geneva.