Dr Avril Collinson
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Dietetics
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)
As Academic Lead I enjoy working 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.
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.
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics
PhD in Human Nutrition
Member of the British Dietetic Association
Registered with the HCPC
Member of the Nutrition Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Nutrition and Health
Obesity, diabetes and renal
Current PhD Students:
Director of Studies for Eman Alamri investigating Obesity in Saudi adolescent girls (16-18 years): development of an educational programme for improvement of food choice in the home.
Co-Supervisor for Nicola Szostek investigating Healthy Living and Presbyopia.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Visiting lecturer at University of Malta
On the School of Health Professions Ethics Committee