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Alison Benbow

Senior lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542205

Alison was a practitioner for 15 years and has a range of experience that includes working with clients who have had breast cancer. She in is involved in the accreditation process for nutritional therapy courses, chair of the NTEC training providers forum and has also recently been involved in an NTEC initiated project exploring graduate destinations of nutritional therapists.


Bsc Agricultural Zoology
MSc Animal Nutrition
Diploma Clinical Nutrition
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and teaching in Higher Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research interests:

Professional trajectory from initial qualification to the workplace: what do Nutritional Therapists do?


Postgraduate 9 MSc) Diet Nutrition and Health and Nutritional Therapy
NUTH 4012 Nutritional Assessment
NUTH 4016 Nutritional therapy clinical practice

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Nutritional Therapy practioner since 2000

Special interest in breast cancer

Member of Nutritional therapy accreditation team since 2000

Member of British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional therapy (BANT)

Registered with Complementary and Natural health Care Council ( CNHC)



Benbow A, and Richardson J (2012) Evaluation of UW Nutritional Therapy clinic, presented at Complementary Therapies and Breast Cancer Awareness Day , University of Worcester.


June 2013 – presented a paper at UOW Learning and Teaching Conference on “ Role play in clinical practice teaching”

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for Institute of Optimum Nutrition

Accreditor for the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC)

Member of NTEC schools forum