CPD Committee


To use best endeavours to provide members with 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.


1 voluntary Chair or 2 joint Chairs selected from BANT Membership or Council, reselected after 1-3 years

6 voluntary BANT Members reselected after 1-3 years

The Chair is selected from the committee members, approved by the BANT Council and reports to the Council on all matters regarding the CPD Committee


The Committee meets quarterly with a quorum consisting of the Chair plus 4 committee members

The Committee keeps confidential written records of all discussions, meetings, and decisions




May Simpkin - Chair of CPD Committee
BA (Hons), Dip NT
  • Nutritional Therapy Diploma - Paragon College
  • Currently studying on MSc programme in Personalised Nutrition at CNELM
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in Surrey
  • Runs holiday property business in France
  • Previous career in Health Clubs - Corporate Membership Sales
  • Previous career in IT Software Training
May Simpkin
Dr. Elizabeth Foot
DPhil, MSc, BSc, DipION, FdSc, mBANT and CNHC Registered
  • PhD from Oxford University studying insulin resistance in skeletal muscle
  • MSc in clinical biochemistry and has worked as a clinical biochemist within the NHS
  • Graduated from ION in 2012
  • Practises in Chalfont St Peter & Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
  • Continues her research activities as VP of Personalised Medicine & Nutrition at London Genetics International facilitating research collaborations in the field of personalised medicine and nutrition between the pharmaceutical and food industries and academia
  • Previously worked for blue chip pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline leading clinical development programmes across a range of therapy areas with focus on diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease and mental health
  • Has been involved at the leading edge of the UK personalised medicine and healthcare strategy for the last 10 years
  • Sits on the Food & Health Council of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Expert Panel member for the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize
  • Sits on the UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Research Network committee
Elizabeth Foot
Jacqui Merridew
BA (Hons), DipRaworth, 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 needs
  • Management experience in retail banking and for the voluntary sector
Jacqui Merridew
Janey Twigger
BSc (Hons), BSc NM, NTCC and CNHC Registered
  • Graduated from TVU in 2008
  • Runs Nutritional Therapy practice in Bristol
  • Runs bi-monthly workshops and regularly gives talks to the local community
  • Volunteer Nutritional Therapist at Penny Brohn Cancer Care
  • Previous career as Business Analyst in corporate IT
Janey Twigger
Victoria Makepeace-Warne
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) Nutr Health, DipBCNH, CNHC Registered
  • Graduated from BCNH in 2011
  • Runs a Nutritional therapy practice in London
  • Runs bi-monthly workshops and regularly gives talks to the local community
  • Has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Previous career in the hedge fund industry
Victoria Makepeace-Warne
Joanna Oates
BSc(Hons), BA (Hons), NTCC and CNHC Registered
  • Graduated in 2006 from the University of Westminster
  • Practises Nutritional Therapy in West London at Westover Medical Practice and own practice
  • Previously lecturer on BSc (Hons) Nutritional Medicine at University of West London
  • Currently tutors on Level 4 distance learning nutrition diploma at the Institute of Natural Healing
  • Has authored learning materials at university and diploma level
  • Qualified teacher with over 25 years educational experience
Joanna Oates