Nicky Gilbert

HCPC Registered Dietitian, SENr

Nicky is a Dietitian and Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist who has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities across a wide variety of sports since the early 1990s. She is passionate about enabling athletes to achieve their goals by developing informed and personal nutritional strategies and using behaviour change techniques. 

Education & Qualifications

Nicky is a Dietitian and Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience as a specialist practitioner in diet and nutrition for sport and physical activity. She is currently managing the implementation of behaviour change programmes in public health but continues to work in sport as a Consultant for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport. She is well known for her many years working with players and families at Nottingham Forest Football Club and high-performance athletes of all ages across a wide variety of professional and Olympic sports. Nicky remains affiliated to the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Assistant Professor teaching on sport, health promotion, behaviour change and lifestyle interventions and remains an active member of the BDA. She cares deeply about setting and maintaining standards of professional practice, actively promoting SENr and offering support and guidance to those interested in a career in sport and exercise nutrition.

  • From 2018 Newsletters and educational programmes for Derbyshire Institute of Sport 
  • Gilbert N.S. (2015) PREVIEW: PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World in NHD magazine
  • Gilbert N.S. (2009) Practical Aspects of Nutrition in Performance Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68, 1-6 
  •  Gilbert N.S. (2008) Practical Considerations in Applying Theory: How Can We Narrow the Gap Between Sports Science and Professional Practice in Sports Nutrition? International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3, 301-304
  •  Gilbert N.S. September 2008 Practical Aspects of Nutrition in Performance BASES Annual Conference, Brunel University
  •  Gilbert N.S. July 2008 Practical Aspects of Nutrition in Performance The Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Nottingham University
  •  Gilbert N.S. July 2008 ‘Fat and Fit’ – Can we have our cake & eat it & then hit the gym? The Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Nottingham University
  •  Gilbert N.S February 2008 Understanding Energy Balance Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Association, Sports Nutrition Conference Dublin
  •  A healthy diet for a healthy and fit body For GP Forum Jan 2008
  •  Gilbert N.S. March 2005 Group Feeding Strategies for the MOD CATCON National Conference Birmingham
  • Gilbert N.S. September 2004 Effect of training load on the diet and fitness of elite young performers
  • ECB National Sports Science and Medicine Congress Loughborough Gilbert N.S October 2001 Advances in Sports Nutrition & Catering within the National Sports Centres Re-Energise Coventry
  •  Gilbert N.S October 1999 High Fat Foods - Can they be healthy? And Nottingham’s Healthy Lifestyle Group Re-Energise 1999 Coventry
  •  Gilbert N.S May 1999 Nutrition for Young Athletes Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Association, Sports Nutrition Conference Dublin
  •  Gilbert N.S. February 1997 Current Affairs in Dietetics in UK AEDA Conference Windsor
  •  Gilbert N.S. and Griffin B.A. 1997 Lifestyle Management – Diet in Lindsay and Gaw’s Coronary Heart Disease Prevention A Handbook for the Health Care Team Churchill Livingstone London 
  •  Gilbert N.S. November 1996 Sports Drinks Guest Annual Lecture at the National Sports Medicine Institute London
  •  Gilbert N.S. June 1993 Sports Nutrition – Theories into Practice International Sports Science Conference Singapore 1993 Singapore Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics Vol. 3 (1)

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