Dr Laurent Bannock

Consultant Nutritionist in Edinburgh, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock

Consultant Nutritionist in Edinburgh, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock is a Consultant Nutritionist based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is a world renowned specialist in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

Laurent has over 20 years experience working in private practice and elite sport.

His work focusses on supporting individual health and fitness goals, from weight management to elite sports performance.

In his private practice, his clients range from TV, Film and Music celebrities prepping for their next project, where they need to both look and function at their best, to entrepreneurs and company executives training for an IronMan Triathlon, or “simply” to get in great shape.

In addition to working with individual clients and athletes, Laurent is also a Nutrition Consultant to a number of elite professional football and rugby teams in the UK and Europe. Recent notable elite sport roles have included being nutritionist to the Belgium Men's National Football Team (Red Devils) for the UEFA Euros 2020, the 2021 UEFA Nation's League Finals, and the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Laurent was also lead nutritionist to the Egypt Men's National Football Team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and was the Nutritionist to the British Fencing World Class program supporting the Team GB squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Laurent has also been the team nutritionist to London Irish, London Scottish, and London Broncos professional Rugby Clubs.

Laurent is also the Founder and CEO of The Institute of Performance Nutrition (“The IOPN”), based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which specialises in the training and development of professional Sport and Exercise Nutritionists.

  • 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)
See him, listen to him, try it... I really feel l'm back there with my energy levels, that I can achieve most days what I accomplished in my 20s."
Sting and Trudie Styler