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Robert Gordon University Aberdeen – lectureship and course development

I am a guest lecturer for the University’s BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. I’m also involved with the development and presentation of the new, remote access, MSc degree course in Applied Sports Nutrition.

 

 

 

The Eden Project – healthy eating promotion

In 2006, I was engaged by the Eden Project’s “Around the world in healthy ways” campaign. My job was to deliver a series of talks on healthy eating and to engage the public visiting the centre in discussion about where their food came from.

 

 

 

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen – Slow Food initiative

In 2011, I got involved with the students of RGU who wanted to set up “Slow Food on Campus”. RGU is the first university in Scotland to set this up. It’s a student-led initiative that encourages their peers to connect with their local community, to raise awareness about local food producers and have an influence on the local food system. As Chair of the Aberdeenshire Slow Food convivium, I was invited to give a presentation about the wider aims of Slow Food and what is meant by the term. As a nutritionist, I am passionate about promoting quality, local foods and their benefits in terms of taste and health.

University of Aberdeen – Climate Change Project

The University has a vibrant programme of student-led activities. One popular and active group is associated with the Climate Change Project. The student committee organise a regular series of events and activities. As part of their “Wellness Week” I was invited to present two seminars: the effects of modern food on health; the impact of skin products, soaps and shampoos on health and the environment.