Welcome to Research Girl Today!
I used to be a History of Art graduate, who a couple of years ago decided to leave a career in galleries and auction houses and get trained to be a dietitian. This decision was not made over night and I had to put a lot of thought into embarking on a five year academic journey. Come September 2014, I started studying at King’s College London Nutrition and Dietetics and I am now due to qualify as a Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist in June 2018!
Why did I decide to study Nutrition and Dietetics?
What initially drew me into this degree was the opportunity to help others accomplish a better standard of life through optimal living, whatever that might entail. In my work experience prior to starting my degree I was lucky enough to gain invaluable experience working in the clinical area, as well as being involved in the latest research in nutrition in a large London hospital.
Why Research Girl?
My interest in research led me to do two research fellowships during my degree; One during my first year on Type 2, Diabetes and Cancer treatment which was part of the KURF; and a second one during the summer of 2016 on Additive Emulsifiers and Inflammatory Bowel Disease which was part of the Nutrition Society Summer Studentships Scheme. I am strong believer that nutrition research is the way forward; this is the way to really for healthcare professionals to provide patients and the public sound, evidence-based nutrition information.
This is a blog for anyone that might be interested in doing research or anyone that is doing research. Research Girl Today is a forum for young researchers to communicate!
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Please remember that if you have any specific dietary concerns please ask your GP to refer you to a Registered Dietitian. Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. #TrustaDietitian