The Team

The Edinburgh Centre For Functional Medicine Practitioner Team

The Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine is a pioneering healthcare facility that embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. It unites a team of highly qualified practitioners who follow a rigorous, scientific, and evidence-based methodology in treating chronic diseases and conditions. With a holistic perspective, the clinic is driven by a commitment to delivering exceptional patient care, focused on uncovering and addressing the underlying root causes of each individual’s health challenges. Their comprehensive approach aims to promote lasting well-being by treating the whole person, not just managing symptoms.

By integrating a diverse array of disciplines and drawing upon the latest research, the Centre for Functional Medicine in Edinburgh offers a unique and comprehensive healthcare experience. Their team of dedicated practitioners collaborates to develop personalized treatment plans that address the intricate interplay between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that contribute to chronic conditions. With a steadfast dedication to uncovering and resolving the root causes of health imbalances, this pioneering facility empowers individuals to achieve optimal well-being through a holistic, patient-centered approach.

Practitioner Team


Functional MEdicine Nutritionist

As the Founder and lead clinician at the Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine, I am a firm believer in the evidence-based medicine approach that goes beyond merely addressing symptoms and delves into the underlying contributors to an individual’s imbalance in health.

My approach to working with patients is rooted in the Functional Medicine model, with nutrition serving as the core foundation of any protocol. I have a profound conviction in the transformative power of nutritional medicine, having witnessed its ability to profoundly impact lives time and time again.

With 25 years of experience in this field, both as a patient and practitioner, I firmly believe that the Functional Medicine model represents the future of healthcare for lifestyle diseases and their associated conditions.

Like many practitioners, my journey into this profession was shaped by my own personal struggles overcoming chronic Candida, parasitic, and SIBO infections (at different times). I have walked the walk, so to speak, and can empathize deeply with patients who come into the clinic having exhausted multiple other routes and conventional treatments with little success, driven by a desperate desire to regain their health as quickly as possible.

I am passionate about helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness by tailoring a personalized approach for every single individual. This may involve exploring genetics, lifestyle factors, toxin exposure, underlying infections, and the impact of stress. By examining these areas, we can uncover the root cause of imbalance and utilize the appropriate modalities to restore the body’s balance. This stands in contrast to the conventional approach, which merely treats symptoms, often leading to the manifestation of new symptoms elsewhere in the body, perpetuating a cycle of issues.

I have treated conditions related to various body systems, with a particular focus on digestive conditions such as SIBO, IBD, H. pylori, IBS, and Candida. I believe that many paths lead back to the microbiome, and maintaining a healthy terrain is essential for optimal health. Liver and gallbladder health is a specific area of interest, as these organs serve as the gateway to the rest of the body and are often overlooked in their significance.

I believe that a well-balanced life is crucial, and I am passionate about activities such as squash, cooking, and football. I have won Irish and British National Squash Titles, competed in European and World Squash championships, and continue to play at a reasonable standard.


Functioanl Medicine Practitoner

I hold degrees in Dietetics (USA – honors) and Nutritional Medicine (UK), qualifying as a nutritional therapist in 2010. Additionally, I am one of a small number of nutritional therapists in the UK who have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine exams to become a Certified Practitioner in Functional Medicine (IFMCP).

I specialize in supporting the health of mid-lifers who are finding that their physical well-being is not what it once was, and I have a particular interest in utilizing Functional and Nutrigenomic Testing to determine the optimal nutrition for each individual. My approach is rooted in the philosophy of “test, don’t guess!”

When I’m not working with clients, I also mentor other nutritional therapists, guiding them through complex cases and helping them interpret test results.

My family background includes a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and mental illness. This motivates me to actively work on my own health, as I understand the dedication and commitment required.

I firmly believe that what you eat or don’t eat affects every aspect of how your body functions – from hormones and joints to digestion, skin, and mood – the list is endless! I am passionate about empowering individuals to take control of their health, rather than surrendering and accepting a declining state.

Allow me to help you reclaim control of your well-being and halt the downward spiral. While aging is inevitable, succumbing to sickness, weight gain, and decreased energy levels is not. Together, we can chart a path towards vitality and longevity.


Functional MEdicine nUTRITIONIST

As a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath, I specialize in Women’s Health and Hormonal Balance.

I am dedicated to empowering women throughout their various life stages to achieve optimal health and hormonal harmony. Drawing from my personal journey of overcoming hormonal imbalances, including heavy periods, PMS, mood swings, anxiety, low mood, insomnia, digestive issues, weight gain, and acne, I possess a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities that women face when it comes to hormonal health.

Believing in the profound impact of nutrition on overall well-being, I base my practice on scientifically-backed nutritional principles. Unlike quick-fix solutions and passing diet trends, my approach is personalized and focuses on addressing the root causes of health issues, rather than merely alleviating symptoms.

To comprehensively assess hormone imbalances at every stage of reproduction, from pre-menopause to post-menopause, I employ advanced tools such as the DUTCH Complete and DUTCH Cycle mapping. Additionally, for those seeking a deeper understanding and a truly personalized approach, I offer an in-depth exploration of your hormonal health using the powerful combination of the DUTCH test, gut microbiome analysis, and Nutrigenomics that targets the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances at the root.

My extensive studies in the field of female hormones, based on Functional Medicine principles, coupled with my personal experience, have equipped me with in-depth knowledge and expertise to guide women on their transformative journey towards optimal hormonal health. If you are currently struggling with symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as acne, weight gain, bloating, gut issues, painful periods, PMS, cramping, headaches, mood swings, irregular cycles, fertility challenges, or conditions like PCOS, or if you are navigating the journey from peri to menopause, I am here to provide you with effective solutions and guide you towards regaining your overall well-being.

To further enhance my qualifications, I have completed intensive Dutch hormone training, including training with the esteemed expert Dr. Carrie Jones, and worked in the facilities where the DUTCH test is processed.