Miss Debra Williams

Miss Debra Williams

Visiting Specialist

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Dietetic Practice (School of Health professions)

  • Supporting teaching and learning to undergraduate students on BSc (Hons) Dietetics and also BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health .
  • Supervisory support to undergraduate students undertaking research dissertation projects.


BSc (Hons) Nutrition/Dietetics (University of Surrey) 1993

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 20 Masters credits (achieved in 2019) at University of Plymouth

Started MSc in Advanced Professional Practice (University of Plymouth) - 2019

MSc Research Dissertation Project - see title below. 

Views of freelance dietitians and perceived training needs around working in primary care in the UK: a cross-sectional survey

Professional membership

Full Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) 

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - DT05903



Teaching interests

My teaching activities are to support the undergraduate dietetic degree programme. Module lead for the following modules - Business and Leadership, Human Nutrition and food studies, human nutrition and psychosocial care. Project supervision, as well as delivering other undergraduate lectures/seminars in the field of nutrition, dietetics and ageing.



Research interests

My specialist interests are bariatrics, diabetes and obesity. I also practice as a Freelance Dietitian and am currently involved in a MSc project looking at the views of Freelance Dietitians about working within primary care settings.