Sue has completed an MSc in Personalised Nutrition with the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM: Middlesex University).
Her first degree was a BSoc.Sci (Hons) from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1992.
She is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP).
Sue completed her Metabolic Balance® Training in June 2013.
She is also registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), which is the regulatory body for complementary health.
Passion for nutrition
Sue’s foray into nutrition started in a tented safari camp in the middle of Botswana’s northern Selinda region. An unusual beginning for sure.
She had recently married a safari guide and followed her new husband into the bush. While he was out on game drive, she was, well in short… in the kitchen! Without knowing, it was the start of her new passion into food and the impact it has on our health.
There were no fast food outlets – everything was made from scratch including making homemade yogurt and mayonnaise. Although the volume of food was large from early breakfasts to three-course dinners including tea, game drive snacks etc., it was a natural, whole food diet with fresh supplies being flown into the camp regularly.
After four years in the bush Sue and her husband moved to Windhoek, Namibia where after a brief stint of travel consulting Sue launched her own business with an aim to provide Windhoek with tasty and healthy alternatives to the standard red meat and potatoes.
She had the business for 6 years, and it evolved through various stages from starting with just four tables in the local gym to an attractive and popular 100-seat café. The business was considered a pioneer in offering fresh and healthy food in town and she loved devising the constantly changing menu.
After completing a home-study diploma course in nutrition Sue realised this was her true passion and wanted to know more. So the decision was made to sell the business and relocate to the UK to study full-time. After fast-tracking through the BSc degree in 2 years Sue completed her MSc in Personalised Nutrition with the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) in 2013.
Areas of interest
Her own interests in sport and running in particular has lead to a natural interest in Sports Nutrition, particularly endurance running, being a marathon runner herself.
Her MSc thesis was sports nutrition focused looking at the effects of physical exercise on the depletion of vitamins and minerals. She also has a particular interest in successful weight management and targeting what is right for each individual client. Some of her work focuses on Type 2 Diabetes; dietary and lifestyle changes have shown very encouraging results.
Sue works closely with Perseverance Clinic in Richmond and provides nutritional support for the clinic.