Louise Newson is a physician, menopause specialist and member of the UK Government’s Menopause Taskforce. She is also an award-winning doctor, educator, and author, committed to increasing awareness and knowledge of perimenopause and menopause. Described as the “medic who kickstarted the menopause revolution”, she has empowered a generation of women to have a greater understanding, choice and control over their treatment, bodies and mind.

Medical career

Dr Louise studied Medicine and Pathology at The University of Manchester and pursued a career in hospital medicine before moving to specialise in General Practice and medical writing.

She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (1998), a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs (2016) and Visiting Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University.

Balance founder, podcast host and bestselling author

She is the founder of the free award-winning balance menopause support app, which has had more than one million downloads to date, and the balance-menopause website. She also hosts the weekly Dr Louise Newson podcast, which has been ranked the No.1 medical podcast in the UK. She is also a Sunday Times bestseller and has authored many books.

Newson Health, research and education

In 2018 Dr Louise founded Newson Health in response to difficulties many women experience in obtaining perimenopause and menopause treatment. Newson Health clinicians provide individualised consultations to women across the UK, with a holistic approach to treatment.

In recognition that menopause and wider hormone health is under-researched and underfunded, a portion of Newson Health’s profits fund much-need research and education, as well as financing the balance app and numerous free resources available to people globally. Neither Newson Health nor Dr Louise Newson undertake any paid work with pharmaceutical companies, nor with any organisations that engage in menowashing.

Academic, outreach and media work

Dr Louise has developed a menopause education programme for healthcare professionals which has been downloaded by over 33,000 clinicians globally.

In addition, she has written and contributed to many academic papers and abstracts, and has written resources to educate and upskill fellow healthcare professionals, including the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Essential Knowledge Updates and E-learning for Healthcare modules.

She also works with a range of organisations to provide advice regarding menopause in the workplace, collaborates with charities and professional bodies to raise awareness of the needs of perimenopausal and menopausal women, and regularly appears in the media as an expert in women’s hormone health.

Book List

The menopause support app

Louise created balance to make menopause support inclusive and accessible to everyone, globally.

The app provides medical evidence-based information on perimenopause and menopause, and the ability to track symptoms, mood, alcohol consumption, sleep and more to allow people to become better informed and more prepared during this time of their lives.

Where have I seen
Dr Louise Newson before?

Dr Louise Newson raises awareness of the menopause via frequent interviews and opinion pieces in national newspapers and magazines, and via her regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning.

Dr Louise Newson raises awareness of the menopause via frequent interviews and opinion pieces in national newspapers and magazines, and via her regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning.

Other broadcast appearances include ITV’s Lorraine, BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause. She is also a regular guest on podcasts and Instagram Lives for well-known figures including the Body Coach Joe Wicks.

Other broadcast appearances include ITV’s Lorraine, BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause. She is also a regular guest on podcasts and Instagram Lives for well-known figures including the Body Coach Joe Wicks.

Other broadcast appearances include ITV’s Lorraine, BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the 2021 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause. She is also a regular guest on podcasts and Instagram Lives for well-known figures including the Body Coach Joe Wicks.

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