Dr Werd Al-Najim is a Nutrition Scientist and Health Coach. Werd gained her BSc degree in Nutrition Science from Kingston University in London. Shortly after graduating she commenced on a research career in Imperial College London where she investigated obesity treatments. In 2012, Werd started a PhD degree investigating a novel endoscopic intervention for obesity (the EndoBarrier) on food preferences in people with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. She also holds a health coaching certificate from the Integrative Nutrition school in New York.
Over the past six years, Werd was involved in a number of groundbreaking research studies in the areas of obesity and diabetes in both London and Dublin. She now leads a number of global studies in the Metabolic Medicine Laboratory in University College Dublin. She also provides nutrition consultations in MedFit Proactive Healthcare and Prohealth365.com, an online nutrition platform.