Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation
- 08:30 - 16:15
- The Studio, Manchester
Amanda is a registered Dietitian with over 20 years of experience working as a community Dietitian in the NHS before moving into academia.
Whilst on a secondment in Public Health in 2000 Amanda was tasked with exploring the feasibility of referring patients from primary care to the commercial slimming sector. This was part of a larger agenda focussing on the development of a local obesity strategy and reducing health inequalities.
She is currently Chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Obesity group and has helped to develop research questions including answering the question ‘what interventions can reduce the consumption of SSBs by children and lead to changes in body composition?’
She was also involved in the Public Health England task group investigating fiscal and other measures to reduce the consumption of sugar sweetened foods and beverages.
She has active research which is on-going looking at weight management during both pregnancy and the post-natal period, involving the commercial sector. Also the effect of target setting on weight loss outcomes at 12 months. She is a member of the European Dietetic Association’s Public Health group.
The past 8 years Amanda has worked at the University of Nottingham as part of the core team delivering the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic programme and a portfolio of postgraduate modules including Obesity management, Paediatric Nutrition, Diabetes and Public Health Nutrition.