Dr. Simon Poole Advisory Panel Member, Expert Contributor
Qualifications: MBBS DRCOG
About: Dr Simon Poole MBBS DRCOG is a Cambridge based medical doctor, author, broadcaster and commentator and is an internationally renowned authority on the science and application of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, explaining and celebrating the combination of wonderful ingredients in this beautiful cuisine which can add years to life. He is an expert scientific consultant on extra virgin olive oil.
He is a member of Council of the highly influential US based True Health Initiative. He is a member of the Public Health Medicine Committee and General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association as well as a Council member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a founding member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation
Simon has regularly published on the subject of nutrition and lifestyle and public health in scientific journals including Nutrition and Food Science and the International Journal of Clinical Practice in addition to articles in the Guardian, for magazines such as Cook Vegetarian and Body Language and local, as well as international, radio and television appearances.
His new book The Olive Oil Diet takes a fresh and exciting look at diet, foods, cooking and health, on a gastronomic journey which tells the story of ingredients from around the Mediterranean – from different olive oils, mountain herbs and near eastern spices to regional vegetables and fruits, cheeses and wine. Unlocking the secrets of this most healthy of diets. The book has just been awarded the accolade of national 2017 winner in the international Gourmand Prize for food and cookery writing, and shortlisted for the “Best of the World” which is described as the food writing equivalent of the “Oscars”.
Conference addresses in recent years have included institutions such as;
The National Association of Primary Care, The Royal College of General Practitioners and the International Congress of the European Society of Cardiology, The Food and Drink Network, The Italian Trade Commission, the Fine Food Fair at OIympia as well as the Institute of Health Sciences of the USA , The Boston Common Ground Convention, Food Matters Live, London 2016.
Simon was co-organiser and chair, in association with the University of Florence, of the Food Values 2017 conference at the Academy of Pontifical Sciences, privileged to be hosted at the Vatican.
Research/Areas of Interest: Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle Medicine
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Dr. Michael Kingsley Advisory Panel Member, Expert Contributor
Qualifications: Lead academic for the discipline of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology at La Trobe University.
About: Michael has held academic positions for over 20 years in the United Kingdom and Australia. As an Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist and Chartered Scientist from 2006 to 2016, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine his academic skills and experience have been broadly recognised.
In addition to his passion for sports nutrition and high-performance sport, Michael has extensive experience in exercise testing and prescription for participants with pre-existing conditions, including cardiac disease, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, renal disease and transplant recipients. Michael serves as an editorial board member of three international journals ‘Nutrition’, ‘Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity’ and ‘Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport’ and he reviews regularly for various national and international funding agencies.
As an expert in the measurement and evaluation of cardiovascular responses to stress and oxidative stress, his research in the areas of lifestyle interventions and health, heart rate variability analysis, applied nutritional supplementation has culminated in the publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in leading international medical, nutrition and sports medicine journals. His research group strives to understand the mechanisms responsible for disease and disorders and to develop evidence-based interventions for patients with a range of chronic disease (e.g., cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease) and elite performers with the aim to enable more people to be more active and to live longer and stronger.
Research/Areas of Interest: Sport’s Nutrition, High-Performance Sport
Email: Not available