Vanessa Clarkson is a qualified British dietitian and nutrition expert living who is frequently quoted in the media, particularly in the area of infant and child nutrition (which has become her speciality, after she completed the British Dietetic Association's accredited paediatric dietetic course.) After completing a degree in dietetics at Leeds, she initially worked as a dietitian in the UK National Health Service and from there moved into the food industry. In a career spanning nearly a decade, she has advised some of the world's largest food and drink companies on the things they can do to improve the nutritional content of their products and market them in a more responsible manner. Since becoming pregnant with her first child, she has worked as a freelance nutrition consultant, founding Thrive Nutrition. In early 2013, she moved with her husband and son to Melbourne, Australia.