Kathryn is a digital marketing expert who just loves looking after all those marketing jobs companies know they should be doing but don’t have time to do. Having successful managed the digital marketing functions for companies across both the public and private sectors, her experience includes everything from marketing strategy to event management, content marketing to website management.
Kathryn has worked with start-ups before and loves nothing more than seeing a company grow from nothing into something. She is especially thrilled to be involved with RYH as it ties in with her love of fitness and healthy, good food!
Social Media Manager
Juliette graduated from Somerville College, Oxford, with a 2.1 in Politics, Philosophy and Economics . She became involved with the RYH project during her gap year, working part time whilst rowing for Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames. She is looking forwards to continuing working for RYH, primarily managing social media but also helping with all the other odd tasks that come with running a start-up.
Juliette has loved working for RYH in the past year and has learnt a lot about gut health and the importance of diet! Working in a start-up has been an incredible experience, and Juliette is always inspired by Catherine’s passion and drive, as well as her commitment to her work being backed up by scientific evidence.
Catherine Rogers LLB, ABNLP, AAMET, FRGS
Catherine is an integrative mental health therapist and founder of MAP Health Solutions, an innovative practice that focuses on the way physical health can improve mental health.
Catherine’s particular passion is emphasising how important the health of gut bacteria is to mental and physical health. Her recently published book, Gut Well Soon, explores the science behind all the latest ‘health’ claims and explains how by simply carefully choosing what you eat you can improve your gut bacteria. To help put this theory into practice, she has also created Reset your Gut, a practical and individualised online course, that shows you how to get your gut back on track, naturally.
As a mental health therapist, Catherine has been trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Energy EFT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Oxford University and Clinical Hypnosis. Working with experienced nutritionists and with a diploma in nutrition herself, she provides a multi-disciplinary insight into health issues.
Doctor Dr Mariette Grant MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH,MBCAM
Recipe writer Charlotte Simpkins
Recipe writer Hannah Thomas, BSc Natural Sciences
Recipe writer Zoe Hill
Zoe Hill trained as a Vegan Natural Chef at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She works alongside Nutritional Therapists and health professionals in helping people to implement changes to their diets in a practical capacity, developing recipes and providing
Her specialism is in plant-based, gluten and refined sugar free food. Her primary goal is to teach people that simple, whole ingredients can be used to create a delicious and varied diet, without any need to feel deprived.
She has developed specific programmes for RYH designed to support and improve the health of those with more severe or chronic conditions. Providing them with a simple, accessible toolkit, it will empower them to support their own health and alleviate their symptoms. The fuel which we feed our bodies can be incredibly powerful, and RYH shows people how they can use this power in their everyday lives, easily and enjoyably.
Hannah Thomas, BSc Natural Sciences
Hannah is a Ballymaloe cookery school qualified cook, part time chef at a London restaurant and runs her own ‘Herbs and Wild’ supper clubs and workshops. She met Catherine, the RYH founder, at one of her fermentation workshops where she was talking about the importance of incorporating fermented foods into the diet to restore and maintain a healthy gut microbiome.
Hannah was asked to come on board and develop recipes for RYH. She is focusing on the seasonal section of recipes, which make the most of produce from the UK throughout the year, helping encourage more people to cook in a way that is important for both their health and our planet.
Charlotte is a published recipe writer, working for well-known food & drink brands, TV personalities and publishers.
She aims to inspire home cooks to nourish the body with flavours and textures that make every mouthful a delight to eat. She is driven by quality with a passion for seasonal, nutritional, healthy produce. She regards food as much more than fuel and is in constant pursuit of how diet can transform lives.
Charlotte values Reset Your Health as a pioneering programme with a really practical application for everyone and is immersed in its purpose. When not cooking, thinking or reading about food, she thoroughly enjoys yoga.
Dr Mariette Grant MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH,MBCAM
Mariette is a traditionally trained doctor, now specialising in General Practice with a particular focus on Obesity Management, Women’s Health and Dermatology.
As a full-time partner at My Specialist GP, she realises there is an urgent need for a preventative, holistic approach to medicine. It’s why she has recently undertaken her Fellowship with the Metabolic Medicine Institute / American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine with the intention of moving from generalised medicine to personalised, predictive and preventative medicine, that takes into account environmental, chronic, infective and nutritional function.
Mariette fully endorses RYH and sees it as a programme for ‘both well and unwell patients’. As a busy GP, she cannot educate every patient herself, so sees RYH as a valuable resource for patients, where they can get tailored plans to help them reset their gut along with the guidance and support they need.
In Mariette’s own words “All my patients need this!”.
Intern Abby Hespe, BA Biomedical Sciences
Intern Alex Matthews, Biological Sciences
Intern Alice Worsley, Human Sciences
Intern Ava Chan
Intern Caitlin Ashcroft, Biomedical Sciences
Intern Charlotte Franssen, Master’s in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Intern Charmaine Leung, BA Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
Intern Deanne Clarke, Master’s in Chemistry
Intern Dr Amy Kao
Intern Georgia Edgley, English BA
Intern Harry Freeman, Biomedical Sciences BA
Intern Holly Fothersgill, Geography BA
Intern Imogen Treger, Biochemistry BA
Intern Jack Palmer, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Intern Matthew Emmerson, BM BCh in Medicine
Intern Miri Yasuda Experimental Psychology, BA
Intern Ruxandra Vasile, Experimental Psychology BA
Intern Sophie Scott
Intern Zoe Stockton, Human Sciences BA
Intern Josh King, MEng in Materials Science
Intern Clara Auer, BA Geography
Clara Auer, BA Geography
Clara is a first year student studying Geography at Hertford, Oxford, and interned with RYH in 2020. She was very excited by this opportunity as she had previously personally experienced the power of diet and the importance of the microbiome when working on her own physical and mental health. Clara really enjoyed her time with RYH, learnt a lot more about functional medicine, and is excited about the future for this company. She holds great admiration for all of the team at RYH and says has a lot of respect for Catherine and her approach in the goodnesses she’s trying to spread.
Josh King, MEng in Materials Science
A 4th Year Materials Science student specialised in Quantum Computing and Machine Learning.
Josh worked on improving Web Design and Customer Experience by producing graphics, wireframe mock-ups and comparative reports, whilst also doing some blogging.
He is keen on health and enthusiastic about what the gut can do for us physically and mentally.
In the future he intends to move into software or start-ups.
Zoe Stockton, Human Sciences BA
Zoe is a final year Human Sciences student from St. John’s College, Oxford. She became interested in interning for RYH due to her studies on the importance of the gut microbiome in her undergraduate degree. During the internship, she enjoyed exploring the influence of diet on both physical and mental health conditions as well as experiencing work life in a start-up environment.
I am an undergraduate reading Biomedical Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford. With a general interest in health – both on a personal and medical level and this internship intrigued me in the way it brings the two together. It was really interesting to work with Catherine and see how she is encouraging people to take control of their physical and mental health, in such an easy and accessible way. I helped to update the way that meal plans are generated for specific health conditions, and with rebranding. I really enjoyed working in the start-up environment – it was exciting to be making a real difference, and was an interesting insight for me.
Ruxandra Vasile, Experimental Psychology BA
Ruxandra is a Psychology student at St. Hildas College, Oxford. She is most passionate about finding ways to improve mental health in the population, so enjoyed interning at RYH as it gave her the chance to explore the physical-mental health relationship. Ruxandra will be completing a Masters in Mental Health Studies next year and hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist.
Miri Yasuda Experimental Psychology, BA
Miri is an undergraduate student reading Experimental Psychology at The Queen’s College, Oxford. She was attracted to the internship of developing Reset Your Health because she is interested in novel methods to improve mental well-being that is easy to implement in the daily lifestyle. During the internship, she developed a greater understanding of the relationship between the physical and mental aspects of well-being, and enjoyed writing some pieces for the blog on the basis of Catherine’s book. She feels that the internship was a valuable experience in learning about the different aspects of a start-up.
Matthew Emmerson, BM BCh in Medicine
Matthew is a student studying for a BM BCh in Medicine at Lincoln College, Oxford.
He contributed to the final assembly and testing of the website as well as writing some of the marketing and blogs. He applied for this internship in order to see ways people can take their health into their own hands, and to have a brief introduction into the world of preventative medicine.
Jack Palmer, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Jack is reading Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. As a self-confessed foodie, he was delighted to join the RYH team to combine his passion for food and healthy eating with the chance to help others by focussing on the gut microbiome, an exciting topic in science. He was impressed by Catherine’s broad approach to food and health, looking not only at individual foods and their nutrients to tackle specific conditions and ensure gut wellbeing, but their integration into a balanced diet that is both convenient and affordable. Over his time at the internship, he enjoyed blog writing, researching individual ingredients and sampling the delicious recipes!
Imogen Treger, Biochemistry BA
Imogen is an undergraduate reading Biochemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford. She was drawn to the internship at RYH as she has a long-standing interest in nutrition and was keen to develop her understanding about not just the physical but the mental benefits resulting from the correct diet. During her time at RYH, she thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Catherine to write blogs, research the nutritional information of recipes in depth, and work on marketing the company. Imogen says ‘I felt the internship invaluably allowed me to develop the many skills required to start a successful business and simultaneously to expand my own knowledge of nutrition, which I am really interested by’.
Holly Fothersgill, Geography BA
Holly is an undergraduate Geography student at Mansfield College, Oxford, with an avid interest in the interactions between humans and the environment. During the internship, she enjoyed widening her awareness of the relationship between particular foods, healthy diets and sustainable farming practices. She found working with Catherine to be a very rewarding and insightful experience.
Harry Freeman, Biomedical Sciences BA
Harry is reading Biomedical Sciences at Keble College, Oxford. Like a slice of RYH Bread, Harry was versatile and full of energy in his role as an intern. This role included everything from accountancy to client liaison to instagram influencing. Needless to say, Harry left RYH with an enriched mind and a reset gut. He adds “It was a pleasure to meet Catherine who understood our passions and at times provided above and beyond for us. She was a friend first, boss second. Probably a caterer third.”
Georgia Edgley, English BA
Georgia is a second year studying English at Somerville College Oxford. She applied to the internship as she is very interested in nutrition and had followed figures such as Deliciously Ella and The Food Medic on social media platforms in an attempt to self educate on the topic. The prospect of working in a field in which there is so much creativity in the responses to individual health challenges in recent years – as well as dissension – was particularly exciting for her. She thoroughly enjoyed working at RYH and with Catherine and her team and found the experience incredibly rewarding and varied. She hopes to use the skills she helped develop on the RYH internship to enter into a job in PR and communications when she graduates.
Dr Amy Kao
Amy is a neuroscientist with specialised insights on the gut-brain axis. Having received her PhD from the University of Oxford in 2019 which examined the impact of prebiotics in psychosis, she is incredibly passionate about understanding how changes in the gut may influence our cognitive and metabolic processes. Using her strong scientific understanding, Amy aspires to make the world a better place through innovation and entrepreneurship. This includes working with local e-health start-up, RYH, to improve the gut health of users through easy dietary interventions.
Deanne Clarke, Master’s in Chemistry
Deanne is a final year MChem student at Somerville College, Oxford. She has a wide range of interests, one of which is the microbiome and the implications on overall well-being. She applied for an internship at RYH and says she thoroughly enjoyed working in a startup environment.
Charmaine Leung, BA Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
Charmaine is a final year undergraduate reading BA Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics, specialising in Psychology and Linguistics. She is open-minded and is interested in interactions between humans and between humans and technologies. She also cares about mental health and would love to see wider awareness of mental health issues.
Charlotte Franssen, Master’s in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Charlotte is a master’s student reading Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. She has developed an interest in food and nutrition ten years ago when she started to experiment with ways to improve her own gut health. Having experienced the importance of gut health for one’s wellbeing first-hand, she has enjoyed her internship at RYH health with vibrant fervor. Writing articles for the website has taught her that gut health is related to many more things than she had previously assumed, and she was particularly impressed by its major influence on the brain. She has a great respect for Catherine’s approach to health and her dedication to share the joy of a healthy gut with the world. Her recipes are still frequently and gratefully used.
Caitlin Ashcroft, Biomedical Sciences
Caitlin is a student reading for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Keble College, Oxford. She spent a summer working as an intern at RYH in 2018 and has been following the progress of the project ever since. Having left RYH, she is now working towards her final undergraduate exams and hopes to secure a place on a neuroscience master’s programme after she graduates.
Longer term, she aspires to a career in neuroscience research and science communication.
Ava is a research master student in biochemistry. She is passionate about developing strategies to improve organisational performance and bring innovative solutions to businesses. Ava is currently an education co-lead in Science Innovation Union that encourages the translation of science into real world solutions. Before joining the University of Oxford, she was a Grand Challenge Scholar at City University of Hong Kong and leader of digital health start-up team.
She really enjoyed working with Catherine and was impressed by Catherine’s passion on creating the innovative Reset Your Health programme based on scientific evidence.
Alice Worsley, Human Sciences
Alice is a second-year student studying Human Sciences at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Alice became interested in RYH through the interdisciplinary focus of her course, becoming curious about the interaction of diet and mental and physical health, with a particular focus on the microbiome. She greatly enjoyed working with Catherine, and found the internship fascinating, becoming more aware of the importance of communicating and raising awareness of the impact of lifestyle on health.
Alex Matthews, Biological Sciences
Alex is a first year student studying Biological Sciences at Christ Church college in Oxford. He applied for the internship at RYH as he has a long-standing interest in the gut microbiome and is fascinated by the recent surge in research which has shed light on how the health of our gut microbiome majorly impacts our own health.
Working at RYH has been an amazing experience for Alex. He was impressed by Catherine’s breadth of knowledge and commitment to making sure all her writing was backed by high-quality scientific research. Seeing the hard work and attention to detail that has gone into the RYH programme, he would highly recommend it to anyone.
Abby Hespe, BA Biomedical Sciences
Abby is a first year studying biomedical science at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. She thoroughly enjoyed working so closely with Catherine on the RYH project as Catherine is clearly very passionate about gut health. She was attracted to the internship because of its ethos of educating people on new, exciting and promising research on links between gut health, physical health and mental health which allows people to make beneficial changes to their lifestyle by communicating the research in a comprehensive way. She says “this internship really opened my eyes to this area of science communication and is something that I would like to pursue in future”