Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

Associate Professor in Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Nottingham; Consultant Dietitian in Weight Management, Slimming World & Chair Obesity Specialist Group, British Dietetic Association

Dr Amanda Avery

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, reducing health inequalities and engaging with hard-to-reach population groups.

She is currently Chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Obesity group and a committee member of the European Dietetic Association’s Public Health group.

She has active research which is on-going looking at weight management, including exploring behavioural strategies, across the first five life stages with emphasis on pre-conception, pregnancy and the post-natal period. Other research activity includes weight management and diabetes and exploration of some of the micronutrient deficiencies associated with obesity.

For the past 10 years Amanda has worked at the University of Nottingham, now as Associate Professor, and part of the 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.