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Lecturer in Nutrition, Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, University of Dundee

I am a Nutrition Scientist, registered with the Association for Nutrition. I completed my PhD in October 2018 in the department of Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences at Queen Margaret University, where my research focussed on the influence of oat beta-glucan on acute appetite and energy intakes in both normal and overweight individuals.

My current role is Lecturer in Nutrition, where I teach nutrition on the MBChB undergraduate medical programme. I am based in the Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, School of Medicine at the University of Dundee.

My research interests include methodological considerations relating to appetite and dietary fibre. More recently I have become involved with developing child-led healthy and sustainable menu principles for children and young people in the out of home setting across Tayside, Scotland.

My voluntary work includes co-founding and moderating the extremely successful monthly @AfNutr twitter chats, supported by the Association for Nutrition.


  • 2014–2018
    Visiting Lecturer, Queen Margaret University


  • 2018 
    Queen Margaret University, PhD


  • 2018
    Effects of oat β-glucan consumption at breakfast on ad libitum eating, appetite, glycemia, insulinemia and GLP-1 concentrations in healthy subjects., Appetite
  • 2017
    The need to standardize ad libitum eating protocols in dietary fibre appetite research, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Nutrition