Healthy Living

Research Training Evaluation



By combining previous experience and knowledge the Healthy Living team are able to offer clients an exceptional consultation service on a broad range of topics and issues related to nutrition, physical activities and psychological well-being.

Who do we provide our Consultant Skills to?

  • Schools, colleges and Universities
  • Charities and other 3rd Sector Organisations
  • Public Bodies
  • Companies & Businesses
  • Breakfast Clubs & Other Health Initiatives
  • Local Councils
  • Government Departments
  • Local Partnerships
  • The Media
  • The Catering & Food Industry



What expertise does the Healthy Living team collectively have to offer?

  • A Registered Nutritionist
  • Extensive and invaluable academic and research knowledge
  • Networked connections within the nutrition, sport and psychology fields.
  • World class facilities including nutrition and psychology laboratories and a £30 million sport complex.
  • The ability to make complex research findings and statistics accessible to diverse audiences.
  • Extensive knowledge in relation to the development and provision of eLearning training programmes.
  • University-standard eLearning resources


How can we help you?

  • We can provide full evaluations of programmes, projects, new initiatives etc.
  • The Healthy Living Team can support and enable you to make informed decisions as you develop your health initiative.
  • As an external agent, Healthy Living will deliver you objective advice and support.
  • Using extensive qualitative and quantitative research methods we can assist in data collection and analysis.
  • Menu/ recipe/ dietary analysis.
  • Full nutritional guidance and advice.
  • We can develop and facilitate accredited training programmes to suit your needs.


A Few Example Consultation Projects

Premier League Academy football teams- Melissa Fothergill has provided sport psychology support for several years and has worked with a number of elite football players and football managers. She has also provided bespoke sport psychology support to two Premier League Academy football teams, working with players from 9 to 21. Melissa has developed sport psychology strategies in-line with the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The introduction of the new EPPP implemented by the Football Association (FA) has been designed to increase the number and quality of home grown player’s across English leagues. This has resulted in clubs having to adapt to new structures and procedures in order to meet specific requirements and obtain a Category Status (1-4). Melissa has developed two successful sport psychology strategies with associated documentation for two football academies which has helped them secure Category 1 Status, the highest category possible.

High Performance Athletes- Paul Davis has worked with Team Northumbria athletes on issues related to performance enhancement and general health and wellness. Paul has worked with high performance athletes in North Wales and Canada. Athletes competed in a range of sports including triathlon, speed skating, swimming and football in the UK. In particular, he delivered workshops for the Amateur Swim Association to athletes on their Advanced Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence. In Canada, Paul worked with the National Volleyball and Water Polo Programs. He has additionally consulted with fibromyalgia patients on pain management issues

Nutrition in the Workplace – Healthy Living’s registered nutritionist, Dr Fiona Caple, delivers targeted, nutrition-related information in the form of workshops for employees within the workplace. The dynamic and tailored approach ensures the delivery of bespoke nutrition advice to suit the varying needs of each participating organisation.

Monkseaton Community High School – A member of the Healthy Living Team, Caroline Dodd-Reynolds offered her extensive consultancy skills to Monkseaton Community High School to investigate the relationship between body composition and physical activity.

Kellogg’s – Greta Defeyter has acted as a consultant on a number of projects funded by Kellogg’s, advising on school breakfast club models and wider public agendas.

Scientific Advisory Panel – Members of the Healthy Living team have sat on Scientific Advisory Panels providing information to SME food companies in need of expertise in relation to the inclusion of fruit and vegetables to popular snack foods for a specific target market.

Media Guidance –  The expertise of Healthy Living members has been featured via numerous Media outlets:

  • BBC News
  • The Daily Mail
  • The Telegraph
  • Men’s Health
  • NY Daily News
  • The Times of India
  • TES (‘The largest network of teachers in the world’)
  • Dietetics Today
  • Children & Young People’s Daily Bulletin
  • PIR Education
  • ITV (Tyne Tees) Radio
  • Runner’s World Magazine
  • Newcastle Chronicle
  • BBC Sport
  • BBC Radio Newcastle
  • BBC Radio Devon
  • Eating Well Magazine
  • Scientific American
  • Real Radio
  • Sun FM Radio