Laura Heusschen is trained as a nutritionist and dietician. She finished her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in 2015, during which she specialized in clinical nutrition. In 2017, she obtained her master's degree in Nutrition & Health from Wageningen University.
Currently, she is working as a PhD Candidate at Vitalys Obesity Clinic (part of Rijnstate) and Wageningen University. Her research focuses on nutritional consequences of bariatric surgery. She studies amongst others the effectiveness of specialized multivitamin supplements and nutritional status of high-risk groups such as women who become pregnant after bariatric surgery. Furthermore, she also looks into diet quality before and after bariatric surgery.