Carol is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with 15 years’ experience of working with people affected by cancer. This area of clinical practice was the focus of her professional doctorate in health sciences from the University of Westminster.
Carol is a chartered biologist with a degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology, and training in herbal medicine. She has worked in various healthcare roles throughout her career before choosing to retrain in nutritional therapy; including microbiology research, clinical diagnostics, medical technology and human tissue banking. Carol is an independent contributor to research within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) collaboration on nutrition and cancer. She acts as a consultant to Penny Brohn UK, a leading charity providing the whole person approach to supporting people affected by cancer. Carol is also consultant nutritionist to a collaboration with leading oncologists who recognise the importance of nutrition for people with a cancer diagnosis.
Carol is a director of the British Society for Integrative Oncology (BSIO) and is Co-Chair and trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM). She teaches on several nutritional therapy courses at degree and Master’s level, and for 10 years was the Chair of NTEC, the accreditation body for training in nutritional therapy.