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!

Happy reading,

Elisabeth Cresta

Research Girl Today

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



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