James Collins with Arsene Wenger


James Collins is acknowledged as a leading Sport & Exercise Nutritionist. Currently working as a consultant within European Football, he is also currently coordinating the 2018 UEFA Football Nutrition Consensus.

He was Head of Nutrition at Arsenal Football Club from 2010-17, working with the medical and performance team, to develop the clubs first nutrition service. During this period, he was also recruited as Consultant Nutritionist for the England Football Team at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

In elite sport he has worked was also heavily involved in advising Team GB Olympic teams and individuals during Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Recently elected as President of The Royal Society of Medicine’s ‘Food and Health’ forum, James is a member of the international group PINES, and is a registered Sport & Exercise Nutritionist (SENr).

Following his undergraduate study in the USA and UK, James completed his Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. He then added The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, awarded by the Medical Commission, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Following his postgraduate studies James was recruited to join The English Institute of Sport (EIS), starting his practitioner career working with GB Athletics.

At his Harley Street practice, The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP), James works with clients ranging from CEOs to athletes and celebrities from performance industries, focusing on weight management and performance.

James regularly collaborates with the media. He is columnist for The Telegraph and regular consultant BBC, currently the consultant on the 2018 Sport Relief television show and BBCGoodFood online. He also provides expert comment to the media on topical issues.

His unique position allows him to maintain close industry links within Europe and the USA.

James has also worked with ballet, contemporary dance, jockeys and weight category athletes, to balance the demands of aesthetics and performance.