Dr Laurent Bannock

Consultant Nutritionist and Sport Scientist in Edinburgh, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock

Consultant Nutritionist and Sport Scientist in Edinburgh, UK

Dr Laurent Bannock is a Consultant Nutritionist & Sport Scientist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is primarily focussed on Supporting Elite Athletes and Teams.

In addition to working with a wide variety of clients in his private practice, Laurent is the Nutrition Consultant to Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland’s capital pro rugby team.

Recent notable elite 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 Director of The Institute of Performance Nutrition (“The IOPN”), based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which specialises in applied research and advanced-level professional education programs for Sport and Exercise Nutritionists.

  • Work
    • Founder / Director of The IOPN
  • Education
    • University of Roehampton, London (UK)
    • 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