My engagement with public health started as an undergraduate when I co-chaired a legislative action team which aimed to increase the accessibility of women’s health care clinics. After graduation my interest in working with diverse communities led me to teach with universities and the British Council in North Africa, East Africa and SE Asia, where I taught English and academic skills. I then completed an MSc, through which I researched the challenges faced by vulnerable groups in making healthy lifestyle choices. During this time I volunteered with Trussell Trust food banks and promoted free school meals. I have worked in public health and behavioural science throughout the West Midlands, promoting healthy eating in a school wide initiative and with the NHS as a Dietetic Assistant, concentrating on treating adult and paediatric malnutrition. I returned to teaching when I joined UCB College of Food in 2017, lecturing across a range of diet, nutrition and health related subjects.
Diet and Nutrition, Research Methods, Dissertation Supervision