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 Justine Bold

Justine Bold

Programme Director CPD

School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2068 8305
Room 9.04, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


I am Programme Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  in the Centre For Medical Education in the Medical School. I am an experienced Senior Lecturer having worked in Allied Health at another Institution as MSc Course Leader and MSc Module leader.  I have interdisciplinary interests and have published many health related books, journal articles and conference papers and written a variety of continuing professional development seminars on nutritional topics. I have a research interest in the role of narratives and accounts of lived experience in medical and healthcare professional education and am pursuing Phd by publication. I have contributed to TV and radio programmes including BBC 2’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor, BBC news & Radio 4’s today programme and Womens’ Hour. Research interests include nutrition and infertility, pre-conceptual care, food allergies and intolerances, gluten, coeliac disease and mental health.


My work history features a mix of Director level business experience and academic experience. My first career after studying English at Leeds University was in advertising and marketing; I worked in agencies principally on brand development and strategic planning. After experiencing some issues with allergies, I retrained and became a nutritional therapist registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH) and a nutritionist registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition and lifestyle Medicine (BANT). I worked in private practice and on several community health projects in London before starting my academic career at the University of Worcester in January 2008.


I am an experienced higher education teacher  with a PgCert in HE with over eleven years experience of teaching on MSc programmes and am a fellow of the higher education academy. I have also taught at BSc level and worked in adult education and as a training manager within business. I have experience of MSc programme design, revalidations and I have experience in both supporting and leading programme teams in delivering modules,and in online delivery using virtual learning environments. I have led many different postgraduate modules as well as delivering elements of other modules and acting as a dissertation and clinical supervisor. I have acted as an external examiner and am a member of a professional body’s accreditation committee.

Research interests include coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity and their role in health and disease and also the impact of nutritional status on health. I am also interested in mental health, female health & psychosocial impacts, lived experience and stories/narratives.


Bold, J., Harris M., Fellows L., Couchane M. Nutrition the digestive system and immunity in COVID-19 infection. Gastroenterology hepatology bed to bench.

Gilbey, Z. Bold, J. A Gluten Free Diet in the Management of Epilepsy in People with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity. Gastrointestinal. Disorders. 2020, 2, 281-299.

Griffiths, L., Smith J., Band, M., Bold, J., Bradley, E., Williams, B., Hird-Smith, R., Horne, D., Dilworth, R. Exercise and lifestyle programme improves weight maintenance in young people with psychosis: a service evaluation. Frontiers in Endocrinology. Journal edition is an article collection on The Body and Mind: the Impact of Obesity in Severe Mental Illness.

Bold, J. Supporting evidence-based practice in nutrition and hydration. (2020) Wounds UK Vol 16 No 2 22-28

Busby, E. Bold, J., Fellows, L., Rostami, K. (2019) Mood Disorders and Gluten: It’s Not All in Your Mind! A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis in Gluten-Free Diet Edited by Luca Elli

Augustus, J., Bold, J., Williams, B. (Feb 2019). An Introduction to Mental Health, Sage, London.

Busby, E., Bold, J., Fellows, L., Rostami, K. Mood Disorders and Gluten: It’s Not All in Your Mind! A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1708.

Casella, G., Villanacci, V., Di Bella, C., Bassotti, G., Bold, J., Rostami, K. Non celiac gluten sensitivity and diagnostic challenges (2018). Gastroenterology Hepatology from Bed to Bench;11(3):197-202).

Bold, J. (2018) ‘Love’ in Poetry & Dementia Care a practical guide. John Killick, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia pp 120-124

Harper, L., Bold, J. (2018). An exploration into the motivation for gluten avoidance in the absence of coeliac disease. Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench 11 (3): 259-268.

Rostami, K., Bold, J., Parr, A., Johnson, M.W. (2017) Gluten-Free Diet Indications, Safety, Quality, Labels, and Challenges Nutrients 9(8), 846; doi:10.3390/nu9080846

Bold, J. (2017) Nutrition and Integrative approaches to infertility: improving patient experience and outcomes Pelvic obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy Spring 2017, 120, 28-35

Bold, J. & Bedford, S. (2016) Integrated Approaches in Infertility, IVF and recurrent miscarriage. Jessica Kingsley Publishers Singing Dragon, London.

Goldie, J., Bold, J., Haigney, D. (2016) Diet and nutrition in the periconception period of a subsequent pregnancy following a congenital heart defect-affected pregnancy Heart (British Cardiac Society) 102 (Suppl 1):A7.1-A7 · March 2016

Bold, J., Rostami, K. (2015) Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and reproductive disorders, Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench. 8(4):294-297.

Bold, J. (2015) Postgraduate Perspectives on e-feedback, Worcester Journal of Learning & Teaching. 10, July 11-18

Bold, J. (2013) Sulphite Sensitivity Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Conference Abstracts Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench.
Second Gluten and Food Related Disorders Conference. Worcester, UK. December 6-7 2012

Shahraki, T., Rostami, K., Shahraki, M., Bold, J., Danciu, M., Al Dulaimi., D., Villanacci, V., Bassotti, G. Microscopic Enteritis; clinical features and correlations with symptoms. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench. 2012 Summer;5(3):146-54.

Bold, J., (2012) Considerations for the diagnosis and management of sulphite sensitivity. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2012; 5(1): 3-6

Bold, J., Rostami, K. (2011) Foodborne, food related illness and role of the healthcare professionals Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2011; 4(1): 1-2

Kamada, I., Trueman, L., Bold, J., Mortimore, D. (2011) The impact of breakfast in metabolic and digestive health. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2011;4(2):76-85

Bold J, Rostami K (2011) Gluten tolerance; potential challenges in treatment strategies Gastroenterology Hepatology Bed to Bench 4 (2):53-57

Upton, D., Upton, P., Bold, J., Peters, D. (2010) Regional Evaluation of Weight Management Programmes for Children and Adults. Commissioned by the Department of Health West Midlands

Trueman, L., Bold, J. The gastro-intestinal tract – use and abuse. (2010) In: Biochemical Imbalances in Disease – A Practitioner’s Handbook. ed. Nicholle L, Woodriff Beirne. London. Singing Dragon, pp 38-51

Bold, J. Functional disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract (2010) In: Biochemical Imbalances in Disease – A Practitioner’s Handbook. ed. Nicholle L, Woodriff Beirne. London. Singing Dragon, pp 51-64


Past projects


I am a Public Engagement and Involvement Champion for the Centre of Medical Education in the School of Medicine.