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CPD Committee

The CPD Committee aims to facilitate the provision of a choice of conferences, courses and workshops that qualify for BANT CPD hours, meet NTC core curriculum, and fulfil part of the CPD requirement for attendance at external formal events.

Committee Members

Clare Grundel – Centre of Excellence Manager

MSc Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNHC Registered

  • Graduated from The Northern College of Acupuncture in 2014
  • Practices nutritional therapy in private practices in Scotland and Cambridge
  • Previous background in international development, banking and finance

BANT responsibilities

  • Manage BANT’s educational programme, including the production of webinars, learning zone materials and toolkits
  • Support and management of the Nutrition Evidence Database
  • Manage the Centre of Excellence volunteer team involved in enhancing Nutrition Evidence Database scientific articles and webinar production

Jacqui Merridew

Jacqui Merridew

BA (Hons), DipRaworth, mBANT, NTCC and CNHC Registered

  • Graduated in 2008 from Raworth College
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in West Sussex & Surrey
  • Nutrition coach for Central Sussex Sports Partnership Programme
  • Tutor for West Sussex Adult & Community Learning Service
  • Special interest in delivering cookery workshops & nutrition courses for children & adults with additional support need
  • Management experience in retail banking and for the voluntary sector


Kate Alexander – Assistant Manager


  • Graduated from CNM Manchester in 2011
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in private practice
  • Previous background in administration, IT training and communications in industrial sector

BANT responsibilities

  • Employed by BANT as Assistant Manager on a part-time basis
  • Responsible for general administration, supporting the General Manager
  • Membership administration, including processing of applications, renewals and CNHC portfolios
  • Administration of events, including CPD, regional and supervision events
  • Website administration, including publication of BANT News and e-blasts