About The PCOS Collective
A team of non-diet nutritionists and dietitians creating weight-neutral, gender-affirming resources for people with PCOS
Alex Okell BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)
Alex Okell is a Registered Associate Nutritionist and Compassionate Business Coach based in Clapham, London, UK.
Alex supports people to regain food freedom and move away from restriction, dieting and food rules to a more nourishing way to eat and live. She recognises how our personal identities and traumas intersect to influence our lives, including our relationship with food.
Alex is a white, straight-sized, educated, cis-gendered person with a chronic condition.
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.
Melanie supports people managing health conditions without needing to go on a restrictive diet; stepping away from dieting and towards more intuitive ways of eating and moving; exploring body dissatisfaction and improving body image, issues with food-related to trauma (past or present), eating disorder assessment and referral onwards, neurodivergence and food issues in adults.
Melanie is a cis-gender, queer, straight-sized, educated white woman with lived experience of PCOS + complex trauma.
Annabel Sparrow BSc MSc ANutr (she/her)
Annabel is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with an interest in gut health and pre- and post-natal nutrition and is currently training to be a pilates teacher. She has a BSc degree in Psychology and is passionate about building healthy relationships with food and understanding the connection between food and mood.
Annabel aims to apply her psychological background in combination with her nutrition knowledge to help people understand and mend their relationships with food.
Sophia Boothby RD (she/her)
Sophia is a Registered Dietitian. She currently works as Specialist Community Dietitian within a London NHS Teaching Hospital specialising in gut health such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the low FODMAP diet, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, cardiac rehabilitation, and individuals experiencing unintentional weight loss and/or reduced appetite related to a clinical condition or unknown cause. Sophia’s clinical caseload is a combination of outpatient clinics, domiciliary visits, home enteral tube feeding and inpatient rehabilitation wards, alongside providing group education sessions on eating well-tailored to your clinical background.
Sophia aims to support individuals in managing their health without requiring restrictions on their way of eating unless clinically indicated. Sophia has recently developed her practice incorporating a non-diet and weight-inclusive approach to nutrition with individuals presenting with disordered eating and restrictive eating behaviours, particularly alongside IBS. She is passionate about empowering individuals to improve their relationship with food and stepping away from the diet mentality.
Shannon Western ANutr (she/her)
Shannon is a Registered Associate Nutritionist and Nutrition Counsellor. 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 enjoys working with people struggling with binge eating and purging behaviours, as well as more restrictive eating behaviours and food anxieties. She is the host of a disordered eating podcast, The Ease With Food Podcast which focuses on eating disorder recovery and dismantling parts of wellness culture.
Shannon is a white, straight-sized, educated, cis-gender person with experience of chronic and complex health conditions.
Beth Tripp ANutr (she/her)
Beth is a Registered Associate Nutritionist based in London. She has a passion for nutrition and plant based eating. She acts as Education Coordinator for Nutrition Graduates, which aims to help like minded individuals connect and learn more in the nutrition field.
Beth has an MSc in Nutrition and Behaviour, and a BSc in Psychology. Both degrees have led to Beth having increased knowledge on behaviour change and nutrition, and she uses this knowledge to help others.