Lou Walker MSc
Lou has 16 years' experience as a management trainer and leadership development consultant. In 2015 a longstanding interest in how nutrition and physical activity affect health and performance prompted Lou to study for an MSc in Obesity & Weight Management at the University of Chester.
Now she focuses on speaking on the findings from her MSc research project - the first academic exploration of office cake culture. The results have implications for public health in general and workplace health in particular. In addition she is continuing her research into the effects of snacking and cake culture on health in the workplace.
Her research was recently recognised in the Inspiring Wellbeing Awards 2018.
Lou has worked as an associate for consultancies on behavioural diagnostics and personal development for clients in a variety of sectors including finance, pharma, construction, food and drink, and aviation. Areas of particular experience include development and assessment centres, competency frameworks, coaching and management training. She is an accredited practitioner of the Harry Schroeder High Performance Behaviour framework and a MHFA England-qualified Mental Health First Aider.
Lou has always had a keen interest in functional health – the promotion of health and happiness through a combination of optimum nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management and gut health. She is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Nutrition, at the University of Chester.
Lou is a UKA athletics coach and sports massage therapist. She has completed three ironman triathlons, seven marathons and several non-wetsuit marathon swims.