James Collins with Arsene Wenger


James Collins is acknowledged as a leading Sport & Exercise Nutritionist. Currently Head Nutritionist for Arsenal Football Club, James was also Lead Nutritionist for the England Football Team at the FIFA 2014 World Cup. He was also heavily involved in advising Team GB Olympic teams and individuals in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, and now towards Rio 2016.

Recently elected as President of The Royal Society of Medicines ‘Food and Health’ forum, James is a member of the international group PINES, and is a registered Sports Nutritionist (SENr) and Nutritionist (RNutr).

Following his study of both Human and Exercise Nutrition 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. Within the high-performance network, he has previously worked with The English Institute of Sport (EIS) towards two Olympic Games.

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, metabolism and performance. James regularly collaborates with television, such as the BBC, on factual documentaries and 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.