Dr Lindsey Fellows


Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Course Leader, MSc/PGDip Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

Department of Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details

email: l.fellows@worc.ac.uk

Having worked as a Higher Education Lecturer since 1996, teaching a variety of subjects from Sport and Exercise Psychology, Physical Education, and Public Health, and during this time cultivated a keen interest in Behaviour Change and qualified as a Motivational Interviewing Trainer in 2012. After retraining and qualifying in Nutritional Therapy, Lindsey transferred this interest to the clinical practice of nutrition, working on the MSc Nutritional Therapy (now Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine). Lindsey now balances her time between lecturing, supervising research, and assessing in the student clinic and working as a practitioner. She continues to be intrigued by the complexity of human behaviour in the context of health and well-being, and how this translates to food choices and eating behaviours. 

Teaching & Research

Main modules:

NUTH4041 Approaches to nutrition and lifestyle medicine (Module leader/Teaching team)

NUTH4045 Clinical practice and business development (Teaching team and Clinic Assessor)

NUTH4046 Research methods (Teaching team)

NUTH4047 Dissertation (Teaching Team and Supervisor)

Areas of interest:

Research Methods (Philosophical groundings of research, qualitative paradigms, qualitative methods of collection and analysis)

Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing

Clinical aspects of Nutritional Therapy, particularly motivating clients to change

Academic standards: critical thinking and writing

Functional Medicine

Gender and Health

Research Interests

Nutrition and Covid-19

Gender and physical activity and well being

Health and well-being in schools

Exercise motives and barriers during pregnancy



Postgraduate Diploma Nutritional Therapy


PG Diploma in Higher Education

MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies

External Responsibilities

Nutritional Therapy Educational Council (NTEC) Assessor


Busby, E., Bold, J., Fellows, L., & Rostami, K. (2018) Mood disorders and gluten: It’s not all in your mind! A systematic review with meta-analysis. Nutrients, 10 (11), 1708: doi:10.3990/nu10111708.

Bold, J., Harris, M., Fellows, L., & Couchane, M. (2020) Nutrition, the digestive system and immunity in COVID-19 infection, Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench, 13 (4): 331-340.

Hopkinson, Y., Hill, D.M., Fellows, L., & Fryer, S. (2018) Midwives understanding of physical activity guidelines during pregnancy, Midwifery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.019

Professional Bodies

British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)