HRS was founded by award-winning Registered Dietitian and Health Writer Harriet Rose Smith, B.Sc (Hons), RD. 
 
We are a UK-based nutrition communications agency. We produce evidence-based content and deliver impactful campaigns for food, nutrition, and medical nutrition brands globally. Harriet is supported by a small team of internationally-recognised Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists who are leading experts in their respective fields. 
 

The HRS team deliver award-winning nutrition writing, health writing and PR and media services to global food, nutrition and medical nutrition brands.  

HARRIET SMITH, FOUNDER, AWARD-WINNING REGISTERED DIETITIAN, HEALTH WRITER 

Harriet was awarded a first-class Bachelor of Science (with Honours) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from King's College London, and she is registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 
 
As an industry-leading health and nutrition writer, Harriet has over six years of experience writing for consumers, industry and the national media. 
 
She was a columnist for the Complete Nutrition (CN) Magazine, the UK's leading clinical, medical and health nutrition publication for 13,000 healthcare professionals, and the magazine awarded her the 'Writer of the Year' award in 2018. 
 
Harriet prides herself on producing high-quality written materials, securing media coverage and ensuring that her client's messages are scientifically accurate. 

OUR STORY 

MEET THE TEAM 

ANNE WRIGHT 
 
Anne is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 25 years of international experience. 
 
She has worked in a variety of clinical roles and in academia, as lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. 
 
She has written for many publications and has worked with international medical companies and public-facing apps. 
 
Anne works as a freelance Dietitian working with individuals and organisations. 
 
She has a special interest in nutrition education and combines her skill sets to produce high-quality written content for HRS Communications. 
ANNINA WHIPP 
 
Annina is a Registered Dietitian and Health Writer with clinical experience in both adult and paediatric settings. 
 
She specialises in gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and weight management, and is driven by translating nutritional science to support people to achieve their specific health goals. 
 
Annina has worked with global companies providing coaching for personalised nutrition platforms and has written various evidence-based and accessible resources for patients. 
 
In her spare time, you’ll find her swimming in the sea. 
MEGAN EDWARDS 
 
Megan is a second year nutrition and dietetics student studying at the University of Chester. 
 
Alongside her studies Megan is an intern at HRS, helping with content creation. 
 
She is also a volunteer project leader for the Chester healthy eating workshops (CHEW), filming healthy and affordable cooking tutorials which are shared with local charities. Last academic year Megan was a course representative for her cohort. 
 
In her spare time Megan enjoys playing on her university hockey and snowsports teams! 
Dr. KATHRYN O'SULLIVAN 
 
Kathryn is a Nutrition Scientist and Registered Dietitian, specialising in public health communications. 
 
She holds a B.Sc. in Human Nutrition and a Ph.D in clinical medicine from Trinity College Dublin, and has over 25 years of experience working in the food industry and academia. 
 
With 10 years international experience working for the Kellogg Company throughout Europe and the Middle East markets, Kathryn now works as an independent nutrition consultant providing expertise in nutrition science, marketing, communications and regulatory affairs to international food companies. 
 
She occasionally lectures at universities and health conferences, and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, healthcare and consumer press. 
 
Kathryn has a special interest in EFSA Nutrition and Health claims. 
 
In her spare time, she works as a ceramicist. 
LAUREN HELLICAR 
 
Lauren has an AfN-accredited MSc in Nutrition with Public Health Management from Sheffield Hallam University. 
 
With more than 10 years’ experience in copywriting and content management across a range of industries, she now unites her keen interest in nutrition and health with her skills in creating engaging communications. 
 
Lauren works freelance with HRS and other businesses in the science, health, and nutrition spheres. She also spends part of her working week as a technical writer in the clinical trials sector. 
 
In her spare time, you’ll find Lauren on her yoga mat, walking by the sea, or seeking out seasonal ingredients at farm shops. 
BAHEE VAN DE BOR 
 
Bahee is an HCPC Registered Paediatric Dietitian. 
 
She has extensive clinical experience within the areas of surgery, gastroenterology (including the infant microbiome and immunity), nephrology, inborn errors of metabolism and ketogenic diets. 
 
She has over 12 years of experience working as a paediatric dietitian at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. 
 
Bahee now works as a freelance Consultant Paediatric Dietitian on Harley Street. 
 
She has contributed towards 8 pieces of clinical research/guidelines whilst at GOSH and is also a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association. 
HEATHER DEERING 
 
Heather is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and Corporate Health and Wellbeing Practitioner. 
 
She is passionate about providing accessible and evidence-based information about nutrition, helping people to develop healthy relationships with food, as well as busting nutrition and diet myths. 
 
Heather specialises in producing easy-to-understand, evidence-based blog posts, articles and social media copy for HRS Communications. 
SHELLEY HARVEY 
 
Shelley is a freelance Nutritionist, specialising in food and nutrition writing, recipe development and nutrition coaching. 
 
She holds a BSc in Applied Food and Nutrition and an MSc in Nutrition and Behaviour from Bournemouth University. 
 
Shelley is passionate about making nutrition science simple, accessible and fun through her holistic approach to health and love of nutritious, tasty food.  
 
Alongside the nutrition coaching services she provides, she has worked with a variety of companies creating evidence-based medical articles, nutrition blogs, social media content and nutritionally balanced recipes. 
 
In her spare time, you’ll find her creating art or foraging for wild foods! 
REBECCA MCMANAMON 
 
Rebecca is a Consultant Dietitian who has an expert interest in conditions that increase the risk of malnutrition such as neurological or gastrointestinal conditions and cancer. 
 
Rebecca also specialises in chronic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, COPD and HIV. 
 
She works with infants to centenarians, and brings her range of experience and skills to writing and editing for HRS to ensure high quality articles are produced. 
 
She is also a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and has commented in national and international press, radio and on TV. 
ESTHER KING 
 
Esther is an HCPC Registered Dietitian with clinical experience. 
 
Esther graduated from King’s College London with a First Class Honours degree before working in the NHS as an Acute Dietitian. 
 
Esther works for HRS as an Account Manager, helping to manage HRS client relations, organise events and create evidence based content such as fact sheets and social media copy. 
 
In her spare time Esther loves to run and swim in the sea! 
CLARE THORNTON-WOOD 
 
Clare is a registered dietitian currently working in Paediatrics but with previous clinical experience in adults.  
 
Clare has experience in many clinical areas including feeding and eating disorders, allergy, diabetes (paediatric and adult) and home enteral feeding. 
 
Alongside her clinical work, Clare works with brands on product development, ACBS studies and appears frequently in the press, radio and TV. Clare is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and was awarded Spokesperson of the Year in 2019. 
 
Clare also has a PhD in Botany, Engineering and Music and when not working, can be found playing her oboe in orchestras and cooking. She enjoys tending to her vegetable garden and bees in her quest for self-sufficiency. 
ROSIE LONG 
 
Rosie is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with 6 years of experience working in nutrition communications. 
 
After obtaining her Nutrition BSc (Hons) degree from Bournemouth University in 2015, Rosie has gained vast experience of the food industry through a variety of roles both in-house at Nestlé & across a number of food and drink clients in a Global PR agency. 
 
She now works as a nutrition consultant supporting brands and businesses with nutrition communications through insight-led strategy development and evidence-based content creation.  
 
Rosie is passionate about making complex nutrition information accessible and compelling for both consumers and fellow health professionals. 
SHANNON TAYLOR 
 
Shannon is a graduate of Newcastle University and has experience in different working environments, in both the UK and Spain. She hopes to further develop her career and skills whilst working here at HRS. 
 
 
Shannon prides herself on her strong work ethic, with an enthusiastic and positive approach to everything she does. She is looking forward to combining her interest in nutrition, diet and exercise with her everyday work. 
 
When she’s not working, Shannon is currently spending the majority of her time planning her wedding and supporting her fiancé at his basketball games. 
DONIA HILAL 
 
Donia started her career as a freelance nutritionist, later she joined Nestle as their Market Nutritionist to help support their healthier product range, and support marketing communication for their vast product range. 
 
 
Later, she joined Holland & Barrett's team to support their regulatory compliance function and help build a robust regulatory framework in relation to food supplement and botanical claims. 
 
Donia also regularly supports NPD functions on innovating healthier products with a nutritional edge. 
 
Donia has over 6 years of experience as a Nutritionist and also works with clients on a one to one basis to support their goals which include weight loss, prenatal and postnatal nutrition and children’s health. 
CHERYL MCGREGOR 
 
Cheryl joins HRS as a freelance account manager. She graduated from Stellenbosch University as a dietitian and over the last 16 years has diversified her skill set through working in the NHS, corporate and retail environments. 
 
Through her roles as a business, sales and people manager, Cheryl has developed her skills as a coach and in so doing, has thoroughly enjoyed watching her team members personally develop their own careers. 
 
In her role as a freelance account manager for HRS, she thrives when meeting and working with clients to deliver their strategic objectives in an efficient and organised manner. 
 
Cheryl is a busy mom of three and in her spare time you will find her at the beach or hiking the beautiful mountains in Cape Town, South Africa. 
RACHEL WHITE 
 
Rachel has worked in marketing for 21 years within the leisure, hospitality, sport and betting sectors. She thrives working at a strategic level and really enjoys leading teams with projects and marketing activity. 
 
 
Rachel is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has x3 CIM marketing qualifications, the latter being the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. She's also currently working towards achieving Chartered Marketing status which will be granted in August 2022. 
 
In Rachel's downtime, she's a busy Mum of 3 and weekends are usually spent at kids' football matches or soft plays. Her husband is a talented chef, which means she enjoys restaurant quality food in the comfort of her own home! 

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