Avril Collinson

Academic profile

Dr Avril Collinson

Associate Professor in Dietetics
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Avril's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 02: SDG 2 - Zero HungerGoal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

About Avril

As Academic Lead my role is to work with the dietetic and nutrition team to ensure we deliver high-quality academic and scholarly activity. I also have an active teaching role, leading the dietetic theory modules for Year 2 and 3 students and supervise final year undergraduate students dissertations, masters and PhD students. 

Supervised Research Degrees

PhD students:

Jill Venables -  Investigating the energy and protein requirements of hospital food for malnourished elderly patients. Started January 2019
Jennifer Carroll - Development of a core outcome set for childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet. Started April 2018. 
Nicola Szostek - Assessment of ocular accommodation in humans. Awarded 2017.
Eman Saad Alamri - Factors affecting food intake and the role of nutrition education in the understanding and implementation of healthy dietary habits in Saudi adolescent girls. Awarded 2016.
Desley White - Non-transferrin-bound iron and protein glycation in Type 2 Diabetes. Awarded 2012.


Nutrition and Health

Contact Avril

InterCity Place, Plymouth Railway Station, North Road East, Plymouth, PL4 6AB
+44 1752 588848