RD RNutr (Public Health) PhD and Lecturer in public health dietetics, School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth

Clare Pettinger

Clare is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) working as a lecturer at University of Plymouth. With a track record in ‘food choice’ research, she is now actively engaged in research projects around food poverty, social justice and the ‘future of food’. Her current pedagogic research explores ‘the role of sustainable diets for nutrition professionals’. Clare is an inspiring and informed educator, frequently acting as advocate for her professions, offering expert consultancy on healthy and sustainable food related issues to the media and local/regional/national networks.

Her dedication to sustainability won her a highly commended 2017 SSTAR award for ‘sustainability in the curriculum’. She led an interactive sustainability workshop at the International Congress of Dietetics in Sept 2016, and is currently in the working group who created the British Dietetic Association’s Sustainable Diets policy (BDA 2017) and forthcoming supplementary toolkit. She is collaborating internationally (with dietitians from Canada and Australia) to push forward the sustainability agenda. Her articles include ‘The sustainable eating debate – are nutrition professionals appropriately educated and equipped to embrace the challenges involved?’.

Clare is an active member of Food Plymouth CIC, sits on the editorial committee for the ‘Urban Food Futures’ online magazine (https://urbanfoodfutures.com/  ) and has recently been invited to sit on the Food Research Collaboration advisory board.

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