NCFED Trainer Profiles

Our trainers are highly qualified, experienced eating disorder specialists with unrivalled CPD to bring you an holistic, state of the art training experience for your eating disorder & obesity needs.

  • Deanne Jade Eating Disorders & Obesity

    National centre for eating disorders Deanne JadeDeanne is the Principal of NCFED, established 1985. In her work as a psychologist, presenter & trainer, she is acknowledged as a leading specialist in the treatment of eating disorders & weight control. As a Practitioner, she draws from many years extensive experience in this work.

    Deanne has delivered trainings extensively in the UK and overseas, in Universities, Colleges of Further Education, in the NHS and in corporate environments. She is dedicated to eating disorder prevention, working in schools with students & parent groups, & gives talks to community organisations on request.

    Deanne is a member of the European Council on Eating Disorders, the UK Forum on Eating Disorders (Division of Clinical Psychology), the National Obesity Forum and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Psychiatry Section. She has assisted the NICE Guidance process for Bariatric Surgery, Obesity & Eating Disorders. She is a member of an All-Party Parliamentary Group advising on public health approaches to weight management & diabetes.

  • Jane Nodder: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

    Jane NodderJane Nodder trained as a Nutritional Therapist at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. She now works in private practice, and is a Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor for the BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster. Jane has completed an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. For business, Jane runs ‘Health at Work’ – a seminar programme that explains how nutrition can help manage the pressures of working life. Jane has worked closely with NCFED for many years. She was a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders and delivers training for a range of groups to raise awareness about eating disorders. Jane has an open encouraging style and seeks to make nutrition learning as practical and informative as possible.

  • Professor Julia Buckroyd; Essential Obesity, Psychological Interventions

    Professsor Julia BuckroydMA (St Andrews); MA (McMaster); PhD (Cambridge) Dip. Counselling (Birkbeck) Member Guild of Psychotherapists; Registered UKCP therapist.

    Her background is in the humanities and in counselling and psychotherapy. She came to Herts in 1994 as a Principal Lecturer to deliver the counselling training. Since 1999 she has spent most of her time in research. In 2002 she was made Professor of Counselling, with two main interests: the first is the development of interventions for eating disorders and obesity based on an understanding of the importance of psychological factors in the genesis and maintenance of disordered eating. The other focus for her work has been the improvement of professional dance training from a psychological and developmental perspective.

    Main publications: 2000 Publication of ‘The Student Dancer’, the result of 15 years of research and experience as a counsellor within the professional dance training world. 2002 Professor of Counselling. 2004 Beginning of a multi-group study to evaluate integrative group therapy for obese women. 2005 Establishment of Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit. 2007 Publication of ‘Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women: a group leader’s handbook’ which encapsulates much of the research that Julia has undertaken since 1999. 2007 Publication of ‘Psychological Approaches to Eating Disorders and Obesity’ which is the product of two conferences which she organised at University of Herts.

  • Bernadette Wright: 2 Day Introduction, Eating Disorders & Obesity, Neurodiversity & Eating Disorders

    Bernie is a BACP (Accred) Therapist, qualified clinical supervisor & professional trainer, with a special interest in eating disorders. She has a Master Practitioner qualification in Eating Disorders & Obesity with NCFED.

    Bernie has worked closely with NCFED for many years, & in collaboration with the Founder she has identified a gap in the knowledge of health professionals who encounter eating distress in their work. Her  Introductory Course is developed in response to their needs, helping a wide range of professionals to have a tool-kit for ethical practice with clients. Bernie also runs workshops for the general public to explore & transform their relationship with food, to address poor body image & challenge ingrained unhelpful habits.

  • Emma Hendricks: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

    Emma Hendricks, DipION, BANT, CNHC, Msc. Health Psychology & Founder of The Eating Clinic, is a Registered Nutritional Therapist & Behaviour Change Practitioner. After training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, she founded a private practice in Kent & also works as a consultant in nutrition, practitioner supervision & guest lecturer.

    Emma is currently completing a doctorate in Health Psychology with specialism in eating behaviour, eating disorders & body image. Emma has also trained in CBT & she is keen to bridge a gap between nutritional practice & the science of behaviour change. Emma also has a Master Practitioner qualification in Eating Disorders & Obesity with the NCFED.

  • Jenny Langley: Neurodiversity & Carer Support

    Since her son recovered from anorexia 15 years ago, Jenny Langley has campaigned to raise awareness of eating disorders and the impact on the whole family, and to provide practical help and support to families affected by eating disorders.

    Jenny has worked closely with the Eating Disorder Research team of The Institute of Psychiatry for over 10 years, and is trained in the New Maudsley Model. She has become an “experienced carer” coach for the research programmes and delivers regular skills workshops for carers, as well as training for facilitators. Since COVID Jenny has been delivering all of her training on line via Zoom. This has been extremely successful and extended the reach of the carer skills programmes both in terms of global reach and numbers able to access the courses.

    Jenny co-authored the New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual with Prof Janet Treasure and Gill Todd which was published by Routledge in 2018. Jenny also wrote of her family’s experiences in the book Boys Get Anorexia Too, published in 2006, and has a special interest in providing support and hope to the many families from all over the world who are struggling with a male eating disorder in their midst.

    The value of Jenny’s insight and experience across the entire lifecycle of an eating disorder has been recognised at training she has delivered to clinicians at a range of eating disorder services in the UK. Jenny was awarded the Beat Volunteer Recognition Award in 2014 for Outstanding Service to Education and Awareness, as well as the 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists Award for Carer Contributor of the year in recognition of her ongoing work with carers, eating disorder services and in the wider community with a particular focus on preventative work in schools.

  • Dr Jeremy Alford: Eating Disorders

    Jeremy is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of mental health experience working in multicultural settings in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He worked with many people who have struggled with many difficult life experiences and conditions from different parts of the world, which they have been able to overcome, with the help of evidence-based therapies.

    He adopts an integrative cognitive behavioural therapy approach to his practice  and does incorporate mindfulness as an intrinsic part of his therapy. Integrative refers to bringing together different aspects of various proven psychotherapy approaches.

    Jeremy is also a clinical hypnotherapist & a neurofeedback/biofeedback therapist.

    He has a specialization in the treatment intervention of eating disorders which had led him back in 2009 to found a non-profit organization called the Middle East Eating Disorders Association which he presides to raise awareness and support those struggling with eating disorders in the Middle East region as well as train professionals. MEEDA is also a partner chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders for the Middle East.

    He is also clinical director for Istana, a bespoke rehabilitation service