About Us

 

As independent consultants we are objective, realistic scientists who are passionate about what we do.

We take time to understand your strategic goals and priorities and develop a research plan with you.

We believe a sound evidence base and integrity are crucial to building credible brands and services that work.

We offer realistic solutions based on real world evidence, not what we think you want to hear, and we challenge conventional wisdom when required

We keep you regularly informed of the progress of projects and timelines and we discuss possible adaptations to objectives and timelines as soon as we are aware that they are needed 

We do not:

Cherry pick evidence

Trawl data or manipulate data 

Produce lengthy reports with no substance or actionable recommendations

 

Kirsten Rennie MA PhD RNutr (Public Health)

Founder and Principal Consultant


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Kirsten is a graduate of University of Cambridge (MA Cantab Biological Anthropology) and holds a postgraduate degree (MPhil Epidemiology) and PhD in Epidemiology from The Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. She is a registered nutritionist specialising in Public Health with the Association for Nutrition.

She has spent over 15 years working in epidemiology and public health and specialises in cardiovascular disease risk and weight management. Kirsten has a track record of managing projects and multi-disciplinary teams in corporate, academia and consultancy including healthcare, consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies. To date she has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as reports and reviews for projects and health claims.

Her aim is to see a better understanding of epidemiology and public health built on a sound evidence base. Kirsten enjoys solving problems, designing studies and projects and working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to improve the public’s health.  

She enjoys running, yoga, cooking and drinking coffee in the sun.


Associates

Louise du Plessis MSc, RD  Senior Associate

 

Louise is a registered dietitian and holds a BSc in Dietetics, MSc in Nutrition and a Postgraduate qualification in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. 

She has over 10 years’ experience in FMCG companies, academic research and public health.   Louise specialises in effective behaviour change interventions and translating scientific evidence into appropriate brand communications for health influencers and consumers. She has particular expertise in online behaviour change tools, consumer decision making and pre-launch and post-launch support to marketing and platform teams. Louise has an extensive track record of leading projects working with health scientists, key opinion formers, brand development teams, legal and consumer groups.

Louise is attuned to the ever changing field of nutrition and is passionate about helping individuals change their behaviour in order to live healthier lives and prevent chronic disease. 

 She enjoys running, listening to music and spending time with her husband and two children. 


Natasha Soureti MSc, PhD Senior Associate

 

Natasha Soureti is an experienced organisational health psychologist. She holds a BSc in Psychology, MSc in Health Psychology and Organisational Psychology from City University, London and a PhD from Vrije University, medical school in Amsterdam. Natasha is a trained CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, European Health Psychology Society and EMDR Europe.

She has over 10 years’ experience applying health psychology in several sectors including FMCG companies and health delivery (NHS). Natasha specialises in developing research protocols applying health psychology theories to programmes aimed at changing individuals’ health behaviours and lifestyles and systematic reviews. She has particular expertise in risk communication, decision making, use of self-regulatory strategies and psychological models in dietary behaviour changes in populations at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Natasha is the founder of a successful private, smoking cessation clinic in Athens (http://www.thinkps.gr/), works as a psychotherapist and psychologist with special occupational groups (such as the special forces of the Hellenic police). She also lectures in health psychology, behaviour change and systematic reviews in BSc Psychology and MSc Health Psychology courses.

She enjoys contemporary dance classes, playing tennis and going out with friends.