I’m a genetics and molecular biologist, nutritionist and PhD student in Nutrition at the University of Manchester. My mission is to teach children and young people about the importance of nutrition. I believe giving children an understanding of nutrition and the connection between the food we eat and our health is a powerful way to shape a healthier future generation.
My passion led me to science. After a bachelor degree in General Biology, I completed a master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Cytology. I specialised in cancer research, working with cancer cells in the laboratory but when I discovered epigenetics, my life took a different direction..
I became fascinated by how external factors in our everyday lives could have such an effect on our genes, in particular nutrition and physical activity. These two main factors significantly influence our genes, and thus our overall health.
Therefore, I decided to continue with studies of nutrition and exercise to obtain my second master’s degree. Currently, I am in the process of completing my doctorate in Nutrition.
Therefore, I decided to continue with studies of nutrition and exercise to obtain my second master degree.
While studying, I also completed a Level 2 Fitness Trainer Certificate and worked as a fitness trainer, my speciality being Zumba!
In addition to fitness training, I also worked with children during my studies as a summer programme coordinator and as a child-minder. Six years of experience working with children gave me a passion for supporting the next generation in understanding the importance of heath and wellbeing.
Currently, I am doing my PhD in Nutrition at the University of Manchester and work part-time as a Nutrition research assistant at the University of Manchester.
Having this variety of experience, in the science of nutrition, fitness and working with children, has allowed me to create the Advance Eating initiative and the Nutrition Education programme.
Let’s teach kids about nutrition, the human body and nature to empower them to become healthy adults who care for their bodies and the environment.
Member of Professional bodies:
- British Dietetic Association
- European Society For Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
- The Nutrition Society
- School of Health Sciences, Manchester Academy Health Science Centre, the University of Manchester
You can get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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