Lesley (right) receiving her award from Bio-Kult’s Liz Cooper
The 2018 recipient of the Bio-Kult Bursary has been announced as Lesley Markey.
Scooping £1,000 to spend on her nutritional career goals, Lesley’s win also gains her college, the Northern College of Acupuncture, £500 to spend.
Having just completed her post graduate diploma from the college and continuing to study to achieve an MSc in Nutrition Research and Science, Lesley intends to use the grant to undergo additional training around disordered eating at The National Centre for Eating Disorders. Having spent many years herself struggling with her weight, Lesley was frustrated with all the information and mis-information out there. She felt the only way forward was to embark on a course studying nutrition. She decided that it was important to study nutrition that was backed up by science and was evidence-based.
“I still can’t quite believe that I have been lucky enough to win and I am over the moon with the opportunities that this grant will afford,” Lesley commented.
“It will allow me to access training in a specialist area much quicker than I imagined possible. This will have an enormous impact not only on my own knowledge and practice but I will also be able to share this new knowledge with my clients – so we are all winners.”