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Ursula Philpot

About Ursula Philpot

Ursula is a freelance consultant dietitian and senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, providing specialist nutritional consultancy to the media, companies and individuals. She has extensive experience in NHS settings, specialist eating disorder services and runs her own private practice.

She has a specialist interest in eating disorders, disordered eating, family health, mental health and all types of weight management. She is a British Dietetic Associations' media spokesperson, and registered with the Health Professionals Council.

Ursula is passionate about communicating the role of good nutrition for health and well-being and has been involved in a variety of projects with publishers, newspapers, journals, TV production companies, charities and NHS trusts. Featuring regularly on BBC radio and television news.

Specialising in producing guidelines, pathways and consensus statement within the area of eating disorders and mental health.

Member of the:

  • NICE Guidelines Development Group
  • Clinical Reference Group for commissioning services in eating disorders.
  • Education Officer of British Dietetic Associations' Mental Health Group
  • Quality Eating Disorders Standards Group

Current Teaching

  • Leeds Beckett University
    • Course Leader Postgraduate Certificate in Eating Disorders
    • Senior Lecturer for MSc Nutrition and Dietetics - specialist areas of weight Management, Eating Disorders and Behaviour Change
    • Module leader and Trainer for Masters module CPD training- Behaviour Change for Health Care Professionals, Level 7
    • Module leader and Trainer for Masters module CPD training - Mental Health and Eating Disorders
    • Module leader and Trainer for Masters module CPD training- Design and delivery of Psychological treatments for Eating Disorders
  • University of Leeds
    • Guided Self Help for Eating Disorders- Trainer and Author

Research Interests

  • Analysis of web based nutrition resources for recovery from eating disorders.
  • This project has revealed that whilst there are a great number of sites used by people wishing to recover from eating disorders, the nutritional content of these is poor.
  • The impact of this research highlights the need for improved web-based information about eating and nutrition for those suffering eating disorders.

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