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I have a degree in Nutrition from Kings College, London (1989) and a PhD in lipid biochemistry from Nottingham University (1994). My PhD involved investigating the effects of two structural isomers of monopalmitoyl-dioleoylglycerol on lipoprotein metabolism. Following the completion of my PhD I studied for a PGCE. I started teaching as a lecturer in nutrition at the University of Huddersfield on a part time basis in 1996 and became full time in September 2004.

I am a senior lecturer in nutrition and the course leader for the undergraduate nutrition degree programmes. I am a registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My particular interests lie within the area of malnutrition, especially in care homes and the role of food and nutrition in schools. I am involved with the media and have done radio interviews, written newspaper articles and provided blogs on topical issues.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Malnutrition, especially in care homes
  • The role of food and nutrition in schools

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Research Output

  • 36 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference article
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  • 36 Citations (Scopus)

    The effects of two structural isomers of a dietary triacylglycerol on chylomicron metabolism

    Salter, A. M., Pufal, D. A. & Quinlan, P., 1 May 1994, In : Biochemical Society Transactions. 22, 2, p. 109S

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    • 1 Publication Peer-review

    Oxford University Press (Publisher)

    Deborah Pufal (Reviewer)

    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review