Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, Writer
Amanda Hamilton is a Scottish businesswoman, broadcaster, and writer in the areas of food, health and nutrition.
Amanda was born in Edinburgh and obtained a degree in Marketing and Communications from Edinburgh Napier University. During the course she undertook a one year exchange scholarship to study in the United States. Upon her graduation, Amanda became a news reporter for a local television station in Colorado. A fluent Spanish language speaker, she also spent one year in Mexico as a journalist, before returning to her native UK where she undertook a professional qualification in Nutrition. She then moved to the Himalayas, studying Ayurvedic Medicine with a local doctor, and yoga.
Between 2005 and 2011 Amanda co-produced and presented five series of The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses for UKTV Style. In each series a group of people were gathered together at an exotic spa location where they were helped to conquer their embarrassing and intimate health conditions. Amanda went on to present two spin-off series, Spa of Weight Loss for Life and Teen Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses.
Amanda's first real break as a broadcaster came in the UK when she appeared as a nutritionist on the BBC program Should I Worry About...? in 2006, which was presented by Top Gear and Total Wipeout front-man Richard Hammond. In 2007 she appeared as the nutritional expert alongside Professor Ian Philp in the BBC series How to Live Longer in which she and Ian tried to help six volunteers to adopt healthier lifestyles.
After becoming a nutrition expert on GMTV, Amanda co-presented the programme series Inch Loss Island, Bikini Diet, and Little Black Dress.
In November 2010 Amanda was a guest co-presenter on STV's daily lifestyle show The Hour. In January 2011, Amanda presented 28 episodes of STV's New Year, New You series. Amanda is currently one of the presenters on the Landward series on BBC1 Scotland, focusing on health and nutrition.
Alongside her career as a television presenter, Amanda founded Amanda Hamilton Ltd in 2007, which organises and licenses health and weight-loss retreats in the United Kingdom.
Amanda was an ambassador in 2008 for the Scottish Executive’s Active Nation programme, and in the same year the face of Cancer Research UK’s Great British Breakfast campaign. She was also an adviser on the Scottish Government’s curriculum for excellence panel on Food & Health. She also write columns for several health magazines and newspaper supplements.
Hamilton is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists, and a member of The Guild of Health Writers. Hamilton is currently studying for an MSc in Obesity Science at Robert Gordon University.
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