Lou Walker MSc PGCert (Nutr)
Lou is a health coach, with an interest in nutrition and workplace health and wellbeing.
She has 16 years' experience as a management training and leadership development consultant. In 2015, her longstanding interest in health and performance prompted her to study for an MSc in Obesity & Weight Management, then a Postgraduate Certificate in Nutrition at the University of Chester.
Her MSc research explored office cake culture and the results have implications for public health in general and workplace health and wellbeing in particular.
As well as working one-to-one with individual and corporate clients, Lou speaks and runs workshops on aspects of workplace health and wellbeing. She uses a collaborative approach to help organisations develop healthier environments by enhancing nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep and social support.
Her research was recognised in the Inspiring Wellbeing Awards 2018 and the Inspired Medics Lifestyle Medicine conference 2018, winning the poster competition. She presented her research findings at the Nutrition Society Winter Meeting 2018.
Lou has always had a keen interest in functional health. She is an Ambassador for the charity, the Public Health Collaboration, which is dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for public health, working with health care professionals and the public. She is also an associate member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Lou 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. She is an accredited practitioner of the Harry Schroeder High Performance Behaviour framework and a MHFA England-qualified Mental Health First Aider.
Lou is a UKA athletics coach and sports massage therapist. She has completed three ironman triathlons, seven marathons and several non-wetsuit marathon swims.