Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain working in private practice in central London. She is a Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust and led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison.

Kimberley believes the way we think about mental health – as separate from physical health – is flawed. Her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health is a comprehensive approach to mental health care; integrating evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle factors with psychological therapy. Her degree in nutrition informs her approach of looking at the roles food and lifestyle play in our mental health, including disordered eating, the gut-brain axis and our emotional relationship with food.


Kimberley hosts the podcast Made of Stronger Stuff alongside Dr Xand van Tulleken on BBC Radio 4 and its unique approach takes the pair on a journey around the human body exploring a different body part in-depth in each episode, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change.

Kimberley is often recognized as a former finalist on the Great British Bake Off and was the featured mental health expert on several Channel 4 documentaries throughout 2020 about the impact of Coronavirus. She is a regular contributor to Lorraine on ITV.