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Professional Practice Committee

The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) sets standards (as set out in the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook) for professional practice and monitors their implementation by practitioners.

The PPC is charged by BANT Council with maintaining a clear focus on all aspects of professional practice, including essential linkages with BANT’s other core objectives related to training, education and research.

The PPC has three key roles:

  1. To investigate complaints from members of the public against BANT members
  2. To investigate complaints against a BANT member by another BANT member
  3. To advise members, if they are uncertain, on how to apply the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook

Committee Members


Barbara Powell – Chair of the PPC and Membership Director

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, BSc (Hons) Mathematics, mBANT, NTCC, CNHC Registered

  • Graduated from CNELM (University of Middlesex) with BSc (Hons) in 2003
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • Practises as NT in Epsom, Surrey
  • Worked P/T at private clinic in Richmond, Surrey and London Victoria
  • Has worked with Education Authorities, Residential Home, Healthcare Commission Private Diet Clinic, Supplement company
  • Worked at Institute for Optimum Nutrition (5 years) as Module Leader, Academic Tutor, Programme Leader and Lecturer
  • Previously background is in Retail and IT Project Management

Kate Delmar-Morgan

Kate Delmar-Morgan

BSc (Hons), DipNT, mBANT, NTCC and CNHC Registered

  • Graduated in 2006 with First Class Honours in BSc Nutritional Therapy from University of Westminster
  • Previously completed a Diploma in NT at Raworth College, Dorking
  • Practises as Nutritional Therapist in Balham and Fulham in SW London and New Malden in Surrey
  • Founding Partner of Independent Nutrition working with independent schools
  • Delivers nutrition workshops for weight loss and fitness retreats
  • Works part-time with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION)
  • Previously background in live communications and events


Jane Tobias

BSc(Hons) Agricultural Botany, PgDip Nutrition & Dietetics, MSc Nutrition, PgCert University Teaching, DipION/ FDSc Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNHC Registered

  • Graduated from ION (Institute for Optimum Nutrition)/University of Bedford (now Luton) Nutritional Therapy in 2005
  • Practises NT in Glasgow and surrounds
  • Lectures at University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to Nurse students, Applied Bioscience and Sport modules
  • Regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland programmes, such as Call Kaye, Fred McAulay and John Beattie
  • Nutritionist and chef on the ‘Big Bump’ DVD by NHS Lanarkshire for expectant mothers
  • Undergoing PhD at UWS investigating the effects of probiotics on the immune system of elite female footballers, estimated completion September 2017
  • Member of BANT working party investigating Which report of NT
  • Previous background as manager in retail DIY chain


Julie King

B.Sc (Hons) Psychology, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC registered

  • Graduated in 2004 from Institute for Optimum Nutrition
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in Leatherhead, Surrey
  • Also practises energy medicine including bio-resonance, intention and crystal alignments
  • Previous background as Project/Operations Manager in international banking software company

Clare Jones

BA (Hons) Modern Languages, Dip ION, mBANT, NTCC, CNHC registered

  • Graduated in 2005 from Institute for Optimum Nutrition
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in and around Manchester
  • Previous background as IT Systems Programmer

Sue McGarrigle


  • Graduated from Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 2001
  • Graduated from London College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007
  • Currently Technical Manager at Bionutri
  • Previously ran two clinics in the Midlands
  • Previously Product Consultant Manager at BioCare
  • Lecturer to college and university students
  • Design and run seminar programmes for practitioners and students on generic health matters as well as supplements and legislation
  • Regular contributor of specialist nutrition articles to many publications
  • Previous background in event management

Marie Dawson


  • Graduated in 2017 from Northern College of Acupuncture, York
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in Middlesbrough and surrounding areas
  • Undergoing MSc at NCA investigating whether supplemental B vitamins increase cancer risk, estimated completion September 2020
  • Previous administration background with the Ministry of Defence and various solicitors offices.