Justine Bold


Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Contact Details

email: j.bold@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855391

Justine is CNHC registered and has worked part time in practice since 2003 and is a member of the NTEC accreditation committee. She is progressing a PhD, has just edited a book on integrative approaches to infertility and currently has a writing residency in care homes. Her research interests include the management of food sensitivities, coeliac disease, gluten and non-coeliac disease as well as auto immune conditions.

She delivers the nutrition education element of the SHAPE project that runs with the NHS for young people with severe mental illness such a psychosis and bi-polar disorder.


BA Hons

Teaching & Research

I currently lead three postgraduate modules on the Diet Nutrition and Health and Nutritional Therapy MSc pathways (NUTH4011 Studying Nutrition at Postgraduate Level, NUTH4013 Nutritional improvement NUTH4014 Integrated Approaches in Nutritional Therapy). I also supervise students dissertations and research projects at masters level. I have taught at degree and diploma level and also hold a PgCHE and have adult education teaching qualifications. I am interested in active learning and work based learning

My research interests include the lived experience and psychosocial effects of infertility, narratives of illness and infertility, nutrition and infertility, coeliac disease, non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, immune-mediated infertility and auto-immune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. I am also interested in probiotics and bowel disorders and nutritional management of problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. Other interests include dementia and creative writing and therapeutic writing. I currently have a writing residency in care homes as part of the Making of Me project.

Member of Lapidus and National Association of Writers in Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professional Experience

I am a Senior Lecturer and a writer and currently work part-time at University on health and nutrition postgraduate programmes and the SHAPE project that we run with the NHS for young people with severe mental illness such as psychosis and bi-polar disorder. I hold professional registration as a Nutritional therapist and have worked in private practice since 2003. I am currently progressing a PhD at the University of South Wales related to creative writing including poetry and narratives exploring the lived experience of illness and infertility. I have published many different types of writing including short fiction, academic journal articles, pieces for the consumer press, research reports and I have recently edited a book on infertility and IVF, which contains an overview of how nutrition can impact on fertility and many patient narratives and experiences. I am also an experienced workshop leader and have worked with different types of people including those with mental health problems and dementia.



Bold J (2018) Safety of gluten free foods. Forum Gluten Free Journal for Healthcare Professionals, 2018, 2: 5-7. Dr Schar Institute

Harper, L., Bold, J. (2018). An exploration into the motivation for gluten avoidance in the absence of coeliac disease. Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench 11 (3): 259-268

Casella G, Villanacci V, Di Bella C, Bassotti G, Bold J, Rostami K. Non celiac gluten sensitivity and diagnostic challenges (2018). Gastroenterology Hepatology from Bed to Bench;11(3):197-202)

Bold, J (2018) The Reproductive Page, poetry performance, Fertility Fest18, 10 May 2018, Bush Theatre London, UK

Bold, J. (2018) ‘Love’ in Poetry & Dementia Care a practical guide. John Killick, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia pp 120-124

Rostami, K., Bold, J., Parr, A., and Johnson, M.W. (2017) Gluten-Free Diet Indications, Safety, Quality, Labels, and Challenges Nutrients 9 (8), 846; doi:10.3390/nu9080846

Bold, J. (2017) Nutrition and Integrative approaches to infertility: improving patient experience and outcomes Pelvic obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy Spring 2017, 120, 28-35

Bold, J. & Bedford, S. (2016) Integrated Approaches in Infertility, IVF and recurrent miscarriage. Jessica Kingsley Publishers Singing Dragon, London

Bold, J. (2016) Gluten and Female Infertility Forum Gluten Free Journal for Healthcare Professionals Edition 2 2016 5-7 Dr Shar Institute

Goldie, J., Bold, J., Haigney, D. (2016) Diet and nutrition in the periconception period of a subsequent pregnancy following a congenital heart defect-affected pregnancy Heart (British Cardiac Society) 102 (Suppl 1):A7.1-A7 · March 2016

Bold, J., Rostami, K. (2015) Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and reproductive disorders, Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench. 8(4):294-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/ghfbb.v8i4.819

Bold J (2015) Postgraduate Perspectives on e-feedback, Worcester Journal of Learning & Teaching. 10, July 11-18

Bold J (2015) Disinhibited Limbic System in Secondary Character and Other Stories Ed. B LLewelyn. Opening Chapter, Cardiff.

Bold J (2013) Sulphite Sensitivity Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Conference Abstracts Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 
Second Gluten and Food Related Disorders Conference. Worcester, UK. December 6-7 2012

Bold J, (2012) Considerations for the diagnosis and management of sulphite sensitivity. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2012; 5(1): 3-6

Bold J, Rostami K. (2011) Foodborne, food related illness and role of the healthcare professionals Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2011; 4(1): 1-2

Kamada I, Truman L, Bold J, Mortimore D. (2011) The impact of breakfast in metabolic and digestive health. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2011;4(2):76-85

Bold J, Rostami K, (2011) Gluten tolerance; potential challenges in treatment strategies Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2011;4(2):53-57

Trueman, L., Bold, J. The gastro-intestinal tract – use and abuse. (2010) In: Biochemical Imbalances in Disease – A Practitioner’s Handbook. ed. Nicholle L, Woodriff Beirne. London. Singing Dragon, pp 51-64

Bold, J. (2008) Sulphites. Food Matters Jan. 10-13

Bold, J. (2007). Healthy Eating. Tips and recipes for a healthy student lifestyle. University of Worcester website

Bold, J. (2007). Healthy Eating 2. More Tips and recipes for a healthy student lifestyle. University of Worcester website

Published Conference Abstracts

Griffiths, L., A., Bold, J., Smith, J., Bradley, E., Band, M., Hird-Smith, R. (2016) Exercise and Lifestyle Therapy Improves Weight Maintenance in Young People with Psychosis: A Service Evaluation.: 1431 Board #84 June 2, 8: 00 AM - 9: 30 AM Medicine and science in sports and exercise 48(5S Suppl 1):382 · May 2016

Smith, J., Griffiths, L., Band, M., Williams, B., Bold, J., Bradley, E., Horne, D., Dilworth, R. Hird-Smith, R. (2016) Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise (SHAPE) Programme for young people with psychosis. ISPS, 48 (5S), 164

Griffiths, L., Smith, J., Band, M., Hird-Smith, R., Williams, B., Bold, J., Bradley, E., Wilkie, V., & Horne, D. (2016). Exercise and lifestyle therapy improves weight maintenance in young people with psychosis: a service evaluation. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10 (S1), 109. doi: 10.1111/eip.12396.

Smith, J., Griffiths, L., & Horne, D. (2016). Prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors in first episode psychosis patients. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10 (S1), 158. doi: 10.1111/eip.12396.

Griffiths, L., Bold, J., Smith, J., Bradley, E., Band, M., Hird-Smith, R. (2016) Exercise and lifestyle therapy improves weight maintenance in young people with psychosis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (5S), 382

Smith J, Williams B, Band M, Hickman D, Bradley E, Richardson J, Burton C, Ackner S, Ferrer K, Griffiths L, Wilkie V, Bold J, Hird-Smith R, Thomas S. (2014) SHAPE (Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise) Project for young people with psychosis and bipolar disorder. 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis, Tokyo, Japan. Poster B93.

Kollars, S., Bold, J., Ishag, S., Rostami, K. (2011) Gluten tolerance; The era of celiac disease with normal histology. Poster presentation 14th International Coeliac Disease Symposium, June 20-22, 2011?

Bold, J., Danciu, M., Ionascu, O., Aldulaimi, D., Rostami, K. (2009) Gluten tolerance and Microscopic Enteritis Poster presentation 13th International Coeliac Disease Symposium, April 2009

Danciu, M., Ionascu, O., Bold, J., Al Dulaimi, D., Mihailovici, M., Rostami, K. & Stanciu, C. (2009). East European picture of coeliac disease. Poster presentation 13th International Coeliac Disease Symposium, April 2009

Sharaki, T., Rostami, K., Shahraki, M., Bold, J., Al Dulaimi, D., Villanacci, V., Bassoti, G. (2009). Neither microscopic nor macroscopic enteritis reflect the severity of gluten sensitivity. Poster Presentation at Gut Nov 24th, 2009

Other Conference Presentations

Nutrition and Integrative approaches to infertility: improving patient experience and outcomes. Pelvic obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy conference November 2016, Liverpool UK.

Sulphite Sensitivity. The Second Gluten and Food Related Disorders Conference 2012. Worcester, UK.

Postgraduate Perspectives on e-feedback, Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference, 2012, Worcester, UK

External Responsibilities

Nutrition Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) accreditation committee member
Panel member for Open University Validating Partnerships in 2017/18
External examiner for Thames Valley University 2009/10