About This Webinar
ION in conversation with... series.

A new series bringing you an informed guest every episode to discuss various topics in the world of nutrition and science.

Episode 1:

Did you know that selenium deficiency has been associated with lower COVID-19 cure rates?

In the first of our free webinar series our dean, Heather Rosa, speaks to Professor Margaret Rayman, a leading selenium researcher from the University of Surrey.

Come and learn about the role that this essential element plays in your health, its involvement in lowering the severity of viral infection, and new research into the link between selenium deficiency and COVID-19.
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    Heather Rosa
    Dean, Institute for Optimum Nutrition
    Heather Rosa became Dean of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in October 2014. She is passionate about standards of education in nutritional therapy. With her she brings 15 years of experience as a Course Leader and Principal Lecturer in higher education. At the University of Westminster lead the first degree in Nutritional Therapy. Key additional roles included research supervision, working to embed academic integrity, leading learning and teaching, and quality enhancement. Heather is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Heather has a thirty year association with ION as it is where she trained as a nutritional therapist. At that time the ION diploma was revolutionary… the first course of its kind in a Complementary Medicine approach to nutrition. Now this approach is quite familiar to the public, in newspapers, magazines and on television.

    Heather was involved in the setting of National Occupational Standards, the Nutritional Therapy Core Curriculum and its review. For services to nutritional therapy education and standards she was awarded Fellowship of the professional body BANT. Heather is also an external examiner, accreditation officer, and education advisor to the professional body and other education organisations.