Consultant Profile

Mr Gary Howell

Mr Gary Howell 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science,PGCert Sport and Exercise Nutrition, PGDip - Health and Exercise Science, PGDip - Nutrition and Dietetics, RD - Registered Dietitian, HPC - Health Professionals Council Registered Dietitian
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Dietetics
Special clinical interests:

Obesity and weight management
Bariatric Surgery
Sports Nutrition
Nutritional Support for Cancer and Surgery
Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing
Nutrition for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Medicine Lead Dietitian, University Hospital of Wales

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Dietetic Association
Heslth Professions Council

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Personal email address:
Monday PM
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Gary Howell is an experienced and registered Dietitian and sports nutritionist. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Gary first qualified with a first class honours degree in Applied Sports Science in 2000, following this he qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 2002 graduating from UWIC. Gary has also completed post graduate qualifications in sports nutrition and health and exercise science. All of which have provided him with a better understanding of the role of nutrition and exercise in maintaining a healthy weight.

Gary has vast experience as a weight management Dietitian. He currently holds consultancy positions at Spire Cardiff Hospital , Spire Bristol Hospital and is also the lead surgical Dietitian at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

With wide ranging experience both within the NHS and as a freelance Dietitian Gary is able to provide practical dietary and body composition assessment and realistic advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing through dietary changes. Gary has a keen interest in behaviour change and understands the importance of building client motivation. He recognises that people change their behaviour in different ways and for different reasons; he believes that if you can harness the reason for change, greater success will occur.

Gary is also able to provide advice on medical therapies to help people to lose weight such as weight loss medication, non-surgical weight loss methods such as the gastric balloon and surgical interventions such as the gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. Gary is a key member of the weight loss team at Spire providing full nutritional assessment and recommendations to maximise your weight loss, health and achieve your lifestyle goals.

Gary is a specialist in weight management and sports nutrition but also works in other areas including cancer, gastroenterology, nutritional support, cardiovascular health, diabetes, functional foods and vitamin and mineral assessment. He is passionate about the area of weight management and sports nutrition and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Personal profile:

Gary’s hobbies and interest include swimming, biking and running which occasionally culminate in the odd triathlon or adventure run. He is a wannabe Ironman and can usually be found running up and down the Taff trail or cycling around Cardiff and the Vale.

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