Dr Laurent Bannock

CEO of the Institute of Performance Nutrition in London, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock

CEO of the Institute of Performance Nutrition in London, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock is a registered nutritionist, researcher and educator, specialising in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

He is the Founder and CEO of the Institute of Performance Nutrition based in London ("The IOPN", formerly "Guru Performance Institute"), which specialises in the training, education and continuing professional development of professional sport and exercise nutritionists. Laurent is also the host of the award winning"We Do Science" Podcast and is a regular speaker at international sports nutrition conferences and events.

He has over 27 years of professional experience as a practitioner and consultant with a diverse range of clients that include many world-class / elite football and rugby teams & individual players, boxers, MMA/UFC fighters, racing car drivers, tennis players, and endurance athletes. Recent notable roles have included supporting GB Fencing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the Egyptian national football team for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Work
    • Founder and CEO of the IOPN
  • Education
    • Middlesex University, London (UK)
    • Cornell University, NY (USA)
    • California University Pennsylvania, PA (USA)
What clients say about me
Dr Bannock was our Nutritionist for the FIFA 2018 World Cup. His influence and impact was priceless. Ramadan, travel between six countries, yet best performance & least number of injuries in our history. I recommend him as a Nutritionist of the highest calibre.
Dr Mahmoud Aboul Ela (Team Doctor, Egypt National Football A Team)
Laurent has opened my eyes. Ultra running requires high training volume & with his help I’m able to recover fully & prep for the next session with nutrition plans that are achievable home & away. I’m in much better shape & looking forward to carrying on.
Tom Evans (Team GB / RedBull Ultra Running Athlete)
Laurent has been instrumental in getting players to make nutrition changes to put them in the best possible position to attain & maintain optimal performance. Laurent also played a key role in injury rehab strategies which helped players greatly.
Declan Lynch, Head of Sports Medicine, London Irish RFC