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Stephanie Yates

Content Executive

Stephanie has a BSc in Food and Nutrition, paired with an extensive culinary background gained working as a chef and recipe developer for healthy eateries.

As a former chef, Stephanie has a wealth of experience in developing creative, healthy and delicious recipes to help people meet their nutritional needs and fitness/body goals.

Stephanie has a passion for fitness and sports nutrition and utilises her knowledge to deliver science-backed nutritional advice and up-to-date, well-researched articles in this field.

Kyle Crowley

Sports Nutrition Adviser

Kyle has a MSc in Sports Nutrition & a BSc Food Science. With a background in working with professional football teams and young athletes.

His expertise is well served to provide guidance and information on all things sports nutrition.

Marie De Vathaire

Food Science & Nutritionist Advisor

With an MSc in Human Nutrition & Food Science product and a BSc in Food Science & Dietetics.

As a former dietician, Marie has vast experience in advising individuals on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. She has since started utilising her knowledge of nutrition and food development to advise and innovate on all things food.

Her unique knowledge means not only can she advise on the best eating strategies - but she can also formulate innovative sports nutrition inspired foods.

Expert Writing Team

Theo Brenner-Roach

Health & Fitness Advisor

Theo is a personal trainer, fitness blogger and online coach helping guys build their ideal body without the usual bullsh*t, quick fixes or diet fads. As well as writing for TPW, he runs where he writes about fat loss and muscle building in a conversational tone, backed by science that’s easy to understand and even easier to apply.

Paul Smith Johnson

Sports Nutrition Adviser

With an educational foundation in MSc Sports Nutrition and BA Hons Human nutrition. Paul has a clear and distinct ambition to learning more about sleep, optimal health and ultimately strength performance.

You'll find his articles extremely well researched and packed up in a way that provides clear actionable advice.

Fraser Richardson

Health & Fitness Advisor

With a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science alongside a MSc in Exercise Physiology, Fraser specialises in utilizing the underpinning science and research to provide evidence-based recommendations for both exercise performance and health.

Having conducted various research investigations and worked with professional athletes, Fraser has a wealth of experience in the recommendation and practical application of sports nutrition.

Brad Carter

TPW Chef

Birmingham born Chef Brad Carter of Carters of Moseley is dedicated to making the best of seasonal British produce with a commitment to sustainability. Awarded a coveted Michelin Star in 2015, Brad is also a regular on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen

Ollie Chissell

TPW Chef

Former Cafe owner Ollie has a BTEC in Professional Catering & Hospitality.
He now applies his culinary wizardry to healthy recipes and protein baking.
If it's a recipe from Ollie - you know it's good!

Lydia Reece

Nutritionist Adviser

Masters in Human Nutrition, a UK accredited Associate Nutritionist and a nutrition consultancy business – flonutrition. Find her at and follow her on Instagram @thegymnut

Francesca Davey

Francesca Davey

Chartered Physiotherapist

A Chartered physiotherapist, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Francesca graduated from Bournemouth University last year and has since been working in a busy outpatients department within the NHS full time, as well as private practice part time.

Faye Reid

Sport & Exercise Physiologist

Faye has a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Exercise Physiology and is also a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition.

Faye’s scientific research involves the investigation into the effects of pain tolerance upon team sport performance and recovery, in professional, amateur and recreational athletes. She also presented her work at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference in 2015, in the presence of Britain’s leading sport scientist, Professor Greg Whyte.

Liam Auker

Health & Fitness Advisor

Liam has a BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences, with a passion for all things sport, health and fitness related.

He has a particular interest in bodybuilding and sports performance, with a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of training methods to pair together with appropriate nutritional plans to help people achieve their goals.

Thomas Wellman

Health & Fitness Advisor

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Matt Brito

Health & Fitness Advisor

Matt is a health and fitness writer with over a decade's experience of working with some of the largest gym chains in the UK. He has a passion for discovering - and passing on - the most effective training techniques and nutritional advice for achieving your goals.

Matthew Smith

Health & Fitness Advisor

Matt has a degree in Sports Science, a lvl 3 certificate in personal training, and ten years experience in the industry. His dissertation was on the effect of caffeine on run performance, and he has been fascinated with supplements ever since.

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