Ann Walker - Course Director


Ann retired from her post as Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition after 35 years at the University of Reading.  She became interested in the medicinal uses of herbs, when her husband, Alan, who had chronic fatigue syndrome, successfully responded to treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine.  While holding down her post at Reading, Ann undertook further training as a Herbal Practitioner. 

She runs New Vitality Clinic from her home on two days a week, where she treats patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions, using an integrated approach with a combination of nutrition and herbal medicine.  At the University of Reading her clinical studies involved the effects of nutrients and plant extracts for conditions as diverse as PMT, adverse menopausal symptoms, type II diabetes and hypertension.  

She is the author of several books on human nutrition and many scientific papers.  These days Ann devotes more time to her garden where she focuses on growing ornamental medicinal plants.
Alan Lakin
Ann Walker
Zoi Maraki
Deborah Sweetman
Debs Cook