Dr Avril Collinson
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Dr Avril Collinson

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Dietetics

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

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.  

Qualifications

I graduated from the University of Surrey in 1989 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Since then I have enjoyed working in many different dietetic specialities both in the NHS, private practice and overseas.  I have a keen interest in renal disease having worked as a specialist renal dietitian for 8 years.  I was awarded my doctorate from University of Reading in 1997 which investigated eating patterns and their effects on body weight and lipid levels.   I joined the dietetic and nutrition team here at Plymouth in 2008 and now support the team in the role of Academic Lead. 

  
Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics 
Registered Dietitian
PhD in Human Nutrition
PgCert LTHE  

Professional membership

Member of the British Dietetic Association
Registered with the HCPC
Member of the Nutrition Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Teaching interests

Nutrition and Health
Dietetics

Research interests

Obesity, diabetes and renal
E-health

Current PhD Students:

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Pullen K, Collins R, Stone T, Carter H, Sadler H & Collinson A 2017 'Are energy and protein requirements met in hospital?' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics , DOI PEARL
Hickson M, Child J & Collinson A 2017 'Future Dietitian 2025: informing the development of a workforce strategy for dietetics' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics , DOI PEARL
Szostek NL, Buckhurst H, Buckhurst P, Purslow C & Collinson A 2016 'An introduction to nutrition for an optometrist' Optometry in Practice 17, (3) PEARL
Collinson A, McMullan M, Tse WY & Sadler H 2014 'Managing serum phosphate in haemodialysis patients: time for an innovative approach?' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 68, (3) 392-396 Author Site , DOI
Collinson A, McMullan M, Sadler H & Tse WY 2014 'Reply to 'Management of mineral metabolism in haemodialysis patients: need for new strategies’' European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 68, (7) 861-861 , DOI
White D, Shore A, Collinson A & Collard K 2013 'NON-TRANSFERRIN-BOUND IRON CORRELATES WITH LDL, AND HAEMOGLOBIN, AND ATTENUATES WITH STATINS: A CASE FOR RBC GLYCATION AND HAEMOLYSIS IN TYPE 2 DIABETES?' AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY 88, (5) E232-E233 Author Site
White DL & Collinson A 2013 'Red Meat, Dietary Heme Iron, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: The Involvement of Advanced Lipoxidation Endproducts' Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal 4, (4) 403-411 , DOI
Collinson A, Lindley R, Campbell A, Waters I, Lindley T & Wallace A 0 'An evaluation of an Internet-based approach to weight loss with low glycaemic load principles' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics , DOI
Chapters
Collinson A 2010 'Renal disease' in Payne A; Barker HM Advancing Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition London Churchill Livingstone 219-240 Author Site
Conference Papers
Collinson AO, Parkin T & McMullan M 2016 'Prohealth@home: A feasibility study exploring the use of dietitians communicating with individuals at high risk of diabetes via a web based app to reduce the risk of developing diabetes' International Congress of Dietetics PEARL
Alamri E, De Looy A & Collinson A 2015 'Development of an educational programme for improvement of food purchases and food intake of Saudi adolescent girls (16-18 years) and their mothers' , DOI
Szostek N, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Collinson A & Buckhurst PJ 2015 'Relationship between the subjective measurement of accommodative facility and the objective assessment of the dynamic accommodative response'
Kearney O, Lenderyou R, Pascoe S, Wade B, Collinson A & Sadler H 2014 'A clinical audit and service evaluation exploring fluid management and factors associated with non-adherance in haemodialysis patients' BDA Research Symposium 2013 European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety
Holloway L, Moore G, Pigeon S & Collinson A 2011 'Alcohol intake does not influence body weight or diet in the first six months of an undergraduate starting university'

Other academic activities

Visiting lecturer at University of Malta
On the School of Health Professions Ethics Committee