Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University

HalehMoravej is a multi-award winning senior lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a nutrition entrepreneur and fellow of Royal Society of Arts. Haleh is a registered nutritionist with a BSc in Biomedical Science and a masters degree in Medical Science both from The University of Sheffield.

Haleh is a very experienced media nutritionist with an extensive portfolio of having worked with BBC Radio Manchester, Radio 5, BBC Breakfast TV, Sheffield Calendar News, Rip of Britain, Granada News, ITV News and Manchester Evening News.

Haleh is passionate and seriously committed to innovative nutrition education, teaching and provision of exceptional student experience at Manchester Met University.

She has been nominated for numerous MMUnion awards for outstanding innovation in teaching and teaching for employability since 2010. She has won various MMUnion teaching awards for the best supervisor in 2011, best teacher in 2012, outstanding teaching for sustainability 2015, outstanding teaching for employability 2016. She has received Green Impact Gold award for MetMunch in 2014 and Green Impact Environmental Champion of 2014.

Haleh has been a senior food consultant working with food industry and small to medium size enterprises at Manchester Food Research Centre. She has been instrumental in many brands going from inception all the way to supermarket shelves. Her recent research projects are future food trends, healthy diets and exploring links between student health, nutrition, food waste and sustainability.

Before embarking on an academic career Haleh was the managing director of a highly successful nutrition consultancy and eating disorder clinic based at Claremont Hospital in Sheffield. As the director and founder of her own company Haleh worked with The University of Sheffield Health Service, Sheffield Hallam University, St Georges Eating Disorder Hospital, Nottingham and Worksop Council and various schools, Sheffield Counselling Service, Health Action Zone and Sheffield PCT to offer patients in particular young people an exceptional one stop holistic health and nutrition self- empowering service.

Currently Haleh is the founder of MetMUnch, an international award winning student social enterprise bringing community, creativity, employability and sustainability together while enhancing the student experience and belonging at Manchester Met University.

@MetMunch (www.metmunch.com ) is an award winning globally recognised, student-led social enterprise based at Manchester Met, which promotes sustainable, healthy and nutritious food.

MetMUnch educates, informs and entertains through food and fun, providing skills and training that develop MetMunchers into confident, passionate global citizens. They apply knowledge learned in the lecture theatre to university and community events, providing on-the-spot nutritional advice, science pop-ups , cooking nutritious meals and leading fun, interactive activities around food, nutrition and food waste.

MetMunch’s commitment to sustainable food saw them win the highly acclaimed national and international 2014 EAUC Green Gown awards for Student Engagement with Sustainability.

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    Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences , Manchester Metropolitan University