Alison Benbow

Alison Benbow smiling at camera

Course Leader, Nutritional Therapy

Department of Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details


Alison was a practitioner for 15 years and has a range of experience that includes working with clients with breast cancer. She has been course leader since 2016 and has steered the course through re approval and reaccreditation and a recent reapproval to change the name of the course to Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine and the mode of delivery to highly blended She is also Academic Integrity tutor.

She is also involved in NTEC as an accreditor, is on the NTEC board, and represents Nutritional Therapy as a professional standards board member for the CNHC. She was involved in the NTEC initiated project that informed the core curriculum for nutritional therapy and is currently working on a research project to evaluate the teaching clinic. In 2020 she was awarded Fellowship of BANT.


  • 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 Interests

Alison has been involved in all aspects of the course and in particular the clinical practice module 

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner for the Northern College of Acupuncture
  • Board member and accreditor for the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC)
  • Professional Standards Board member for the CNHC

Professional Bodies

  • Member of British Association of nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
  • Registered with Complementary and Natural health Care Council (CNHC)


Harris, Miranda and Benbow, Alison (2022) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Nutritional Therapy in the McClelland Teaching Clinic at the University of Worcester. Online Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 6 (3). ISSN 2644-2957

Harris, Miranda and Benbow, Alison (2021) Evaluating the effectiveness of Nutritional Therapy in the Worcester University teaching clinic. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 48 (102065). p. 39. ISSN 1876-3820

Benbow, Alison, Ralph, S., Watkins, K. and Cranger, C. (2017) Exploring the Current Working Profiles of Nutritional Therapists to Inform Curriculum and Professional Development. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 15. pp. 23-31. ISSN 1876-3820