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Programme Lead Nutrition and Health, Edge Hill University

Currently I am Programme Lead for the BSc(Hons) Nutrition and Health Programme and Module lead for: Introduction to Nutrition, Lifestyle and Culture; Professional and Academic Study Skills; Entrepreneurship; Nutrition across the Lifespan; Wider Determinants of Overweight and Obesity and Personal Career Development.

I also still teach on the Learning Disability Nursing Programme, as I consider nutrition to be of vital importance within all areas and stages of life.
I am a Registered Learning Disability Nurse and a Registered Nutritionist with the AfN

Research Interests

My research to date has been within the area of Nutrition in Pregnancy, specifically exploring Midwives knowledge and experience of delivering nutritional knowledge within pregnancy. I have presented my findings at the International Midwifery Conference. I am also interested in investigating the role of Nutrition within primary care as a preventative measure. In my role as a Teaching and Learning Fellow I have been involved within a working group looking at the transition of students from college to University and also within the transitional stages through University study.

More recently I have started to look at the impact nutrition has within children and in particular those who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

I am also interested in the education of health professionals and in the education sector in relation to increasing their knowledge and understanding of the importance of nutrition in relation to overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.


  • –present
    Programme Lead BSc(Hons) Nutrition and Health, Edge Hill University
  • 2002–2010
    Senior Lecturer LD Nursing, Edge Hill University
  • 1994–2002
    Case Manager, Bolton Community Team
  • 1993–1994
    Staff Nurse , Ashworth Special Hospital
  • 1990–1993
    Deputy Charge Nurse, Greaves Hall Hospital


  • 2014 
    MMU, MSc Nutrition and Health
  • 2005 
    Lancaster University, MA Professional Education
  • 1999 
    Salford University, BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • 1990 
    Sefton HA, RNMH

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Nutrionist with the Association for Nutrition
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy