Dr Linia Patel (PhD)

Leading dietician sports nutritionist biochemist Food Truth or Scare BBC

Linia is a leading Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist. Having worked extensively in high performance sport Linia is all about helping people thrive from the inside out. She is particularly passionate about women’s health and spends her clinical time working with women (athletes, non-athletes and everything in between) helping them to better understand the powerful connection between how their body works and how to achieve optimal health. Linia does not take a “one size fits all” approach but sees everyone as an individual, helping them to get the results they want through a variety of methods centred around one that suits them the best. She loves science and her passion is translating nutritional science into easy-to-digest and practical advice.

Linia has a BSc degree in Biochemistry and Physiology, as well as a BSc Honours postgraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, both of which are from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In 2006, Linia graduated from Kings College London with an MSc in Human Nutrition (specialising in Public Nutrition and Sport Nutrition). Linia gained a PhD in Public Health & Epidemiology with a distinction at the University of Milan (2017 – 2020).

She is affiliated to the following Health associations: Health Professional Council, British Dietetic Association (BDA), Sports Dietitians UK and the Nutrition Society.

Linia’s numerous TV appearances as a presenter and nutrition expert include: BBC2 Food’s Truth or Scare, BBC1’s Tomorrow’s Food and Rip Off Britain, ITV’s Save Money, Lose Weight and Channel 5’s Get a Holiday Body and Diet Secrets.

Linia has extensive experience in a number of different nutrition-focused environments. She began her professional career working as a Clinical Dietitian in Cape Town. There she also began providing sport-specific nutritional consultancy services to recreational/elite level athletes and sports teams, before coming to King’s College London to embark on her Masters. After completing her Masters, Linia took up various Public Nutrition roles in East London. She then accepted a position as a Performance Dietitian at a leading London health and fitness consultancy, where she worked with a range of elite athletes. Linia has a clinical practice at Pure Sports Medicine and now runs her own nutrition and dietetic consultancy, Linia Patel Nutrition, where she offers one to one consultations and corporate services. Being a spokesperson for the BDA, she is regularly quoted in the national consumer and professional press. Linia’s strong science background and vast knowledge means she is able to respond quickly to breaking news stories providing accurate background information and context.  

Her unique skill is translating scientific nutrition principles into simply talking about food.

Outside of work Linia is a foodie and a wannabe triathlete.

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