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About The PCOS Collective

The PCOS Collective is a non-diet education hub and PCOS blog for people with PCOS. Founded by Alex Okell ANutr, it now proudly creates content from a variety of PCOS nutritionists and dietitians.​

Regular Contributors

Alex Okell BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)

Alex Okell BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)

Alex Okell is a Registered Associate Nutritionist based in Clapham, London, UK who specialises in reproductive health. She is the Founder of Be The Collective LTD, a compassionate digital media company. Alex offers 1:1 PCOS support in our virtual PCOS clinic.

Sophia Boothby RD (she/her)

Sophia Boothby RD (she/her)

Sophia is Lead Dietitian at The PCOS Collective. She is an HCPC Registered Specialist Dietitian working within the NHS and private practice. She specialises in eating disorders, disordered eating, IBS and the low FODMAP diet, type 2 diabetes, and reproductive health specialising in PCOS. Sophia has developed her practice by incorporating a weight-inclusive approach and focusing on finding food freedom. Sophia offers 1:1 PCOS support in our virtual PCOS clinic.

Annabel Sparrow BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)

Annabel Sparrow BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)

Annabel is a Registered Associate Nutritionist and pilates teacher with an interest in gut health and pre- and post-natal nutrition. She has a BSc degree in Psychology and is passionate about building healthy relationships with food and understanding the connection between food and mood.

Guest Contributors

Melanie Hargraves RD (she/her)

Melanie Hargraves RD (she/her)

Melanie is a Registered Dietitian based in Hackney, London, UK. She helps clients to step away from ways of eating + moving which aren't working for them and towards the stuff that does; placing equal focus on mental as well as physical wellbeing.

Shannon Western ANutr (she/her)

Shannon Western ANutr (she/her)

Shannon is a Registered Associate Nutritionist and MAACPH therapist. She is the founder of Ease Nutrition Therapy - a nutrition counselling clinic that specialises in weight-inclusive care. She has a huge passion for helping people recover from disordered eating. Shannon offers 1:1 PCOS support in our virtual PCOS clinic.

Our Editorial Process

All content on this website is created by Registered [Associate] Nutritionists or Registered Dietitians who have Bachelor of Science degrees and/or Masters degrees in nutrition or dietetics. All authors are accredited by the Association for Nutrition or British Dietetics Association.

As nutritionists and dietitians, we complete at least 30 hours per year of continuing professional development to ensure we stay informed of the current developments in nutrition science and healthcare.

Upon the completion of an article, it is edited and fact-checked by founder Alex Okell ANutr before publication. Alex has co-authored several research papers and pieces of grey literature in the nutrition and public health space.

Articles are reviewing annually to ensure accuracy and to update new research and findings.

The information provided on this site is for general use only and it is not intended to provide personal medical advice. If you have any concerns or questions about your individual health please seek independent medical advice. The PCOS Collective does not accept any liability for losses or injuries caused by users’ reliance on information on this site.

 

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