Dr Karen Reid has over 20 years experience working as a Registered Dietitian and Sports and Exercise Nutritionist at an elite level in sport.
Karen has provided performance nutrition support to both groups and individuals, across a wide range of professional and Olympic sports including, UK Athletics, Welsh Rugby Union, Crystal Palace FC, England Women’s Rugby Football Union, England Hockey Association and was the Regional Lead Nutritionist for the EIS in London for 4 years. Karen continues to provide nutrition support to individual athletes and delivers the nutrition component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) for British Athletics in London and the South East Region and currently embarking on the 6th programme which is expanding to develop 50 athletes during 2014 at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton and St Mary’s College, Twickenham.
.In 2003 Karen launched her company Performance Food Ltd and website www.performancefood.co.uk providing practical nutrition support for athletes and sports people and a collection of high quality booklets and fact sheets. She has written articles in a number of sports related publications and contributed to the IOC Legacy document for the 2012 Olympic Games “A Guide to Nutrition and Hydration for Active Healthy Lifestyles” coordinated by Professor Ron Maughan and published by the European Hydration Institute.
Karen has been a tutor on postgraduate courses for Sports Dietitians since 1992 and is currently an Associate Tutor at CardiffMetropolitanUniversity and a visiting lecturer at RoehamptonUniversity. She has served on the committee of Sports Dietitians UK (SDUK) and is currently a member of the Registration Committee and assessor for the UK Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SEN) register
She was awarded her Doctorate in July 2010 entitled: “The promotion of optimal hydration in athletes and sportspeople” and presented an original communication at the British Nutrition Foundation Hydration Conference (London 2010). Karen is a regular presenter at conferences including Primary Care 2013 (May 2013 NEC Birmingham), Nutraformulate (March 2013), the IFST Spring Conference, Nutrition for Olympians at the Leatherhead Food Research Institute (April 2012) and the Nutritionists in Industry Sports Nutrition Conference at Twickenham Rugby Stadium (March 2012).
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