Jen UnwinScientific Advisory Committee
BSc, MSc, DPsy, C Psychol, FBPsS – Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist
Past Chair, UK Association for Solution Focused Practice. Winner of the British Psychological Society, Karen Ehlert Lifetime achievement award in clinical health psychology.
Dr Jen Unwin has spent her professional life interested in the role of hope in chronic disease and how it can be used to bring about behaviour change and improve quality of life. Her insights teamed up perfectly with Dr David Unwin’s interests in bringing about drug-free type 2 diabetes remission. For nine years they have been running group sessions in primary care to achieve just that, so far for over 100 patients, saving considerable amounts on de-prescribed drugs. Both doctors were featured in a BBC TV documentary ‘The truth about carbs’ that was seen by 3.7 million viewers.
Since retiring from the NHS, she has devoted her time to learning about, researching and helping others with sugar addiction. She has published a book called ‘Fork in the Road: A hopeful guide to food freedom’, the proceeds of which are for The Public Health Collaboration. Jen is director of psychology for Health Results Ltd.