Our experts


Left to right: Maxine, Nina and Sophie

About our nutritionists

Dr Nina Bailey BSc MSc PhD, rNutr

Starting her career as a lab biologist, Dr Bailey gained her doctorate from the University of Cambridge where she researched diet in colorectal cancer. After joining Igennus, Nina went on to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and is now a highly regarded expert in inflammatory driven illness and omega-3 fatty acids, both in the research and practitioner fields. Nina regularly writes for national health publications, is invited to give talks at national nutrition education conferences and is module leader at CNELM, one of the UK’s top nutrition colleges. Dr Bailey regularly holds training workshops both with the public and practitioners and has written numerous articles for national, trade and consumer magazines.  Nina has featured as a nutrition expert on several national and regional radio stations including SKY.FM, various BBC stations and London’s Biggest Conversation. Clinically, Nina also works with a number of private clients, managing their health conditions through dietary interventions and is very passionate about creating delicious, healthy, home cooked food, as well as helping people eat well on a budget.

Sophie Tully, BSc, DipPT, MSc

Sophie first trained in biomedical science, specialising in Pharmacology, before working as a drug discovery research scientist developing highly specialised cancer therapies. Leaving research to study a master’s degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition, Sophie joined Igennus as Nutrition Education Manager, responsible for training healthcare professionals. In addition to her Igennus role, Sophie runs a thriving private nutrition and health consultancy business working with elite athletes and the general public to achieve optimal health through lifestyle and dietary interventions. Sophie also lectures for both the biomedicine and nutrition courses and is a clinic supervisor at the internationally renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine. Guest speaker and author for a number of health events and magazines, Sophie maintains her broad but scientific knowledge base by constantly burying her head in books and publications. Sophie’s main clinical and research interests lie in the role of nutrition, lifestyle, neuroscience and genetics in chronic illness, psychology and sports performance.

Maxine Sheils, BSc DipCNM

Maxine is a Nutritional Therapy graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester, who has recently joined Igennus as a Customer Support Nutritionist. Her interest in nutrition was sparked after working as an Au Pair in Australia to a family who were living on a raw food diet where, coincidentally, she started to endure severe digestive problems. She joined CNM as a student to further her new-found passion and was able to support her own body in regaining health. Maxine is passionate about nutrition and her ability to help others achieve their optimal health. Maxine’s key interests are female hormonal problems such as endometriosis, thyroid problems, stress, autoimmunity and digestive disorders. Her degree in Psychology provides her with a strong ability to understand and motivate others to achieve their health goals.

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