Joanna Ratcliffe (formerly Goldie)

Joanna Goldie (3)

Lecturer, Nutritional Therapy

Department of Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details


Joanna is a Lecturer, Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, and Registered Nutritional Therapist (mBANT, CNHC) who has previously been in private practice in Gloucestershire. She has been teaching on the Nutritional Therapy course since 2016 and has been a permanent member of the teaching staff since 2019. She particularly enjoys supporting students who are new to science, observing their development from non-scientists at the start of the course to becoming professional practitioners at the end. She also has a teaching role at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Food Science & Nutrition; Exercise & Health - 1st Class
  • M.Sc. Nutritional Therapy - Distinction
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching Interests

Joanna teaches on most of the modules in the Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine course. She particularly enjoys teaching the biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiology areas of the course as she finds these subjects fascinating. Joanna also appreciates her role in supervising the student clinic and observing the students’ development into fully-fledged practitioners.

Research Interests

Joanna's interests include:

  • Folate metabolism
  • Methylation
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Mental health support, including antidepressant withdrawal
  • Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Membership of Professional Bodies

British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Recent Publications

Goldie J, Bold J & Haigney D (2015). Diet & nutrition in the periconception period of a subsequent pregnancy following a congenital heart defect-affected pregnancy. Heart (BMJ), 102 (S1)

Broomfield H J, Harris M D & Goldie J L R (2022). Could Probiotic Supplements Be an Effective Intervention to Reduce Hypertension? A Systematic Literature Review. Online Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 7 (3), DOI: 10.33552/OJCAM.2022.07.000661

Rew, L., Harris, M. D., & Goldie, J. (2022). The ketogenic diet: its impact on human gut microbiota and potential consequent health outcomes: a systematic literature review. Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench, 15(4).

Forster S, Harris M, Benbow A and Goldie J. (2023) The Experiences of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners in Supporting People with Cognitive Concerns: A Qualitative Study. January 2023 DOI:


External responsibilities

  • External Examiner for Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM)
  • Module Co-ordinator/Lecturer at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION)