Meet the Experts

Meet the experts

HSIS works with a panel of independent diet and nutrition experts to present the facts about food supplements in a simple, straightforward way.

HSIS experts are trained professionals working as nutritionists and dietitians. They also produce reports and publish research on nutrition and health. They regularly provide comment and information to journalists who are writing about food supplements issues and are available for interview on request.

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Freelance Dietitian and Founder, Nutrition Communications

Dr Carrie Ruxton is a freelance dietitian who works independently with a wide range of companies, trade bodies and public sector organisations.

After completing a PhD in child nutrition, Carrie worked as a hospital dietitian and university lecturer before setting up her consultancy in 2004.

Dr Ruxton has published more than 100 articles in journals, health professional magazines and consumer media, as well as appearing regularly on radio and TV including BBC’s Food Detectives and Rip off Britain.

Twitter: @DrCarrieRuxton
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Dr Emma Derbyshire

Dr Emma Derbyshire

Independent Nutrition Consultant and Founder, Nutritional Insight Ltd.

Emma Derbyshire, PhD, is a registered public health nutritionist and award-winning nutrition and health writer. She has a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry, PhD in human nutrition and experienced background in academia, research and advisory work.

Emma has written over 100 peer-reviewed publications, as well as contributing to scientific documents for the public sector, journal and healthcare articles and textbooks.

She is the founder of Nutritional Insight limited, a consultancy to food and healthcare companies, Government organisations, top publishing houses, PR agencies and national newspapers.

Twitter: @DrDerbyshire
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Gill Jenkins

GP, Dr Gill Jenkins

Dr Gill Jenkins is a practising GP, based in Bristol, with a special interest in lifestyle health issues, in particular obesity, smoking, diabetes, heart disease, lipid management and joint health. Since qualifying in 1981, she has developed a breadth of medical experience, including psychiatry, cardiology, rheumatology and emergency medicine.

Dr Jenkins also has 15 years of experience in the travel medicine field and has presented programmes on health on television and radio for BBC and independent stations. She has her own private pilots licence for fixed wing planes and helicopters and is a Flight Medical Officer for several aeromedical /air ambulance companies.

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Dr Christopher Etheridge

Dr Chris Etheridge holds a first class honours BSc and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Imperial College, London. He works full time as a medical herbalist and runs two busy practices in Central London and Epping.

Chris was a Lecturer and Research Fellow in Gene Therapy at Imperial’s Department of Chemistry and at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at St Mary’s Hospital from 1995-2002, where he taught on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He later read Herbal Medicine at the College of Phytotherapy, East Sussex, graduating with first class honours in 2006.

Dr Etheridge is President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP) (phytotherapists.org). He is also a Director of the European Herbal Traditional Medicines Practitioners Association (EHTPA) (ehtpa.eu) and the British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) (bhma.info).

He has published a diverse range of research in areas including synthetic, medicinal and biological chemistry, and biochemistry.

Dr Christopher Etheridge PhD MCPP, MRSC, BSc (Hons) Phyto, BSc (Hons) Chem, CChem, DoIC, ARCS

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