“I am looking forward to being a member of the expert panel for Healthspan Elite and exploring new evidence based ideas for product development that may benefit athlete health and performance.”
— Wendy Martinson, OBE
A graduate from Kings College London University, Wendy is a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council, holds the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition and is also a board member and high performance registrant with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.
Wendy started her career as a dietitian within the National Health Service and for many years worked in both clinical and managerial roles based in central London. Since developing her career in sport, Wendy has worked with a wide range of elite athletes. This includes being a consultant sports nutritionist to the British Olympic Association (BOA), working with British Gymnastics, and since 2005 working as nutritionist for the Great Britain Rowing team. Wendy was the sports nutritionist with World Class Hockey for 4 years as well as the English National Ballet School. She has also worked with West Ham United FC and consulted with the England Football Squad in preparation for the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 competitions.
Wendy has experience working at three summer Olympic Games. In the run up to London 2012 she worked as a consultant for LOCOG and during the Olympic Games was based at Eton Dorney as a consultant sports nutritionist for the BOA, supporting rowing and sprint canoe. She worked in China at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as the HQ sports nutritionist for Team GB and was also the HQ nutritionist at the Barcelona holding camp prior to the Athens Olympics in 2004.
She currently works for the English Institute of Sport as lead performance nutritionist and intensive rehabilitation nutritionist and as the nutritionist for the Great Britain Rowing Team.
In the New Year 2010 Honours list Wendy was awarded an OBE for services to sport and nutrition.