Sue’s Profile

Nutrition and Wellbeing was founded by Sue Lloyd. She continues to lead the organisation as it’s Director.

Sue Lloyd BSc, RD, MBA, MPH, FFPH is a public health specialist, registered dietitian, nutritionist and project manager who believes that ‘good food is the foundation of good health and well being’. With two decades of experience in the field of nutrition a senior member of the National Health Service and Adviser to many commerical companies. This has provided her with extensive experience of working with organisations and individuals. A qualified project manager, Sue brings a professional approach to her work. The leading roles she has taken on major projects have earned her a national reputation as a senior public health nutritionist.

Sue’s motto is ‘moderation in all things’ although curry, her favourite food, sometimes makes her eat her words.


As a Specialist in public health Sue works across the full scope of public health and have considerable experience work both in the public and commerical sector. She has been responsible for leading local and national initiatives and having been one of the first members of staff at the Wales Centre for Health She is very familiar with multi-agency working. Most recently she has used this knowledge to support the Department of Health to undertaken a regulatory review of public health.With extensive experience in public health I am able to fill the gaps in services or departments, add to current competencies, or develop specialist functions. Her particular forte is flexibility in the way that she works while ensuring that activities, programmes and projects are managed effectively and that agreed objectives are delivered.  She has extensive experience of working at a senior level; the past ten years have been spent partly but not exclusively influencing and delivering policy and processes in a regional and national arena.
Experience 2006 –  to date

Private consultancy

In 2006 I set up a consultancy and have worked extensively for the public and private sector since that time.

We provide expert training to nutritionists and dietitians who want to learn about nutritional analysis and calculating calories on the menu.

Clients include: Unilever, Nestle, Marks and Spencer, Premier Foods, Kellogg, Brake Brothers, ISS, Aramark AllmanHall, Pelican Buying Company, British Heart Foundation and others.

Examples of recent successfully delivered work includes :

Premier Foods – Marketing – Nutritional analysis of recipes for national campaigns

South West Essex – Service review – long term conditions – paediatric nutrition 

South West Essex – Service review – long term conditions – enteral nutrition

South East Coast  SHA– Service transformation, nutrition and dieteitc services, across 7 Trusts and PCTs focused on AHP services – packages of care.

Food Standards Agency / National Federation of Women’s Institutes – evaluation of national food intervention programme

City University – Access to fast food and secondary school children, an evaluative study

From 2006 – 2009 Sue undertook similar work to the type described above. A full description can be provided as necessary.

Other current  roles include: Assessor for UKPHR; Reviewer – Public Health

Past roles

2002 –2006

The Wales Centre for Health

Sue provided strategic public health advice and direction on the delivery of policy. With a particular focus on multi-agency working.

Functions included:

  • Clinical Governance lead for the organisation
  • Review of medical education and nutrition in the curriculum
  • Design and implementation of a multi-agency Network for Wales active members include healthcare professionals, local authority professionals, and professional educators.
  • Project management, design and implementation of the Network for Wales website including engaging the head teachers association to provide representation on the project steering group
  • Project management of consultation on nutrition education and training for health and related professionals
  • Associate on team to develop NICE guidance on the prevention of obesity

2001 –2002

Associate Director – Modernisation Agency (Innovations in Care) – National Assembly for Wales

In Sue’s role as Associate Director of Innovations in Care, the All Wales Modernisation Agency, she led initiatives to improve quality, innovate, and improve productivity of high / high cost volume services including high demand services including orthopaedics.

Functions included:

  • Management of the quality improvement team
  • Orthopaedic services: service reengineering
  • Plastic surgery: service review and improvement

2000 – 2001

Leadership Development Manager – Centre for Health Leadership in Wales

In Sue’s role as Leadership Development Manager she successfully managed and created a new system for developing leaders within the Allied Health Professions in Wales.

Roles included:

  • Design and implementation of Allied Health Professional leadership programme in Wales
  • Management of the delivery of the Allied Health Professions leadership programme to 2 cohorts each of 15 senior NHS managers from a range of clinical professions
  • Delivery of leadership development in practical sessions

1992 – 2000

Head of Nutrition & Dietetic Services – Pontypridd & Rhondda NHS Trust

In her role as Head of Service Sue was responsible for the delivery of all nutrition and dietetic services to the NHS Trust in the region.

Functions included:

  • Professional responsibility for all staff including 18 Registered Dietitians
  • Introduction of a joint local authority & Trust Food for Health Strategy in 1998 including school based food standards
  • Strategic management of the Trust Nutrition and Dietetic service
  • Elected Chairperson All Wales Dietetic Advisory Committee

Business planning and commissioning Nutrition and Dietetic services

Research and development. Examples of work are included under publications.

Publications Lloyd, S., Madelin, T., Caraher, M (2009) The school food shed: a report on schools and fast food outlets in Tower Hamlets. UnpublishedLloyd, S., Madelin, T., Caraher, M (2009) Chicken, chips and pizza: fast food outlets in Tower Hamlets. UnpublishedLloyd, S., Lawton, J., Caraher, M., Singh, G., Horsley, K., Mussa, F. (2009) A tale of two localities: Healthy eating on restricted income. Journal of Health Education. Awaiting publication. Caraher, M., Lloyd, S., Lawton, J., Singh, G., Horsley, K., Mussa, F. (2009) A tale of two cities: A study of access to food – lessons for public health practice. Journal of Health Education. Awaiting publication.

Crawley, H., Caraher, M., Lloyd, S. (2009) Nutrition Policy across the UK. Caroline Walker Trust. Retrieved 04/12/09

Lloyd, S., Horsley, K., Lawton, J., Caraher, M., Mussa, F., Peters, J. (2008)A tale of two cities: A study of access and attitudes to food in the Deepdale and Ingol areas of Preston (summary version). Preston: Central Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust.

Lloyd, S., Sacher, P., Freeman, M. (2006) Mind Exercise Nutrition, Do it (MEND) manual 4th Ed. Not available for general circulation.

Lloyd, S. & Corson, J (2004) Food, and Well Being: A nutrition network for Wales (a consultation document). Retrieved 02/04/09, from

Lloyd, S. & Corson, J (2004) Food and Well Being: A nutrition network for Wales(final report). Cardiff: Wales Centre for Health

Lloyd, S. & Corson, J (2003) Food and Well Being: Scoping document on education and training for health & related professions. Cardiff. Wales Centre for Health.

Hughes, H., Lloyd, S & Southway, P. (1996) Audit of BAPEN guidelines – home enterally fed patients. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 55; 3.

Davies, G. & Lloyd, S (1995) Get Cooking: A guide to setting up courses. Cardiff. Health Promotion Wales.

Davies, G. & Lloyd, S (1995) Get Cooking: Recipes. Cardiff, Health Promotion Wales.

All Wales Dietetic Advisory Committee (ed) (1994) Technical advisory papers on Health Gain related to nutrition and dietetics. Cardiff. Welsh Office.

  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Nutrition Society
  • British Dietetic Association
  • UK Public Health Association
Honorary appointments
  • Honorary Professional Affairs Officer of the Nutrition Society
  • Member of Sustain Food Access Working Group
  • Reviewer – Public  Health
  • Assessor UK Public Health Register