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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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Chylomicrons Medicine & Life Sciences
Palmitates Medicine & Life Sciences
Home Care Services Medicine & Life Sciences
Malnutrition Medicine & Life Sciences
Glycerol Medicine & Life Sciences
Lipoproteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Triglycerides Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 1995 1995

35 Citations (Scopus)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Deborah Pufal (Reviewer)
10 Oct 2019

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