Dr Michelle Hawkins

(RNutr, FHEA)

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nutrition , Public health

Courses taught: Applied Nutritional Science

Dr Michelle Hawkins is a Registered Nutritionist. Her Main research interests are perceptions of dietary intake and the impact of nutrition on gastrointestinal health.

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Email: michelle.hawkins@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Michelle joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. Michelle completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at London South Bank University. Preceding her undergraduate studies Michelle worked as a research assistant at the Nutrition Research Centre at London South Bank University, before embarking on a doctorate degree (PhD) investigating the influence of diet and lifestyle in the development of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease and its progression to Barrett's oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma. On completion of her PhD in 2009 she moved to a lecturing post at University Campus Suffolk, before moving back to London South Bank University as a senior lecturer in 2012.

Since completion of her PhD, Michelle has spent a lot of time working on curriculum development and student engagement. Michelle has a passion for enhancing student engagement and encouraging students to reach their full potential. In her previous role she was nominated for an outstanding supervisor award, and was the champion for student personal development planning.

Further to this in her previous post she played an integral role in successfully gaining professional course accreditation with the Association for Nutrition. Michelle is also an Assistant reviewer for the Public Health Theme of the Nutrition Society, ands acts as the Student Liaison representative for the Nutrition Society at ARU. She also holds two external examiner posts.

Research interests

  • Nutrition and the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nutrition and Ageing
  • Perceived Dietary Intakes (Dietary Assessment)
  • Public Health/Health Promotion
  • Student engagement/experience

Areas of research supervision

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Teaching

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Professional skills
  • Perspectives in Health and Illness
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Qualifications

  • PhD: Reflux Disease –Diet and Lifestyle, London South Bank University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education – London South Bank University
  • BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition – London South Bank University

Memberships, editorial boards

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Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Assistant Reviewer – Nutrition Society
  • External Examiner – MSc Obesity and Weight Management – University of Chester
  • External Examiner – MSc Public Health – University of Essex (Kaplan:Leeds)

Selected recent publications

Westlake M, Hawkins ML (2011) Is the glycaemic index of carbohydrates relevant to enhanced performance in young athletes? In Press Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

Hawkins ML, Davies GJ, Chaplin MF, Dillon JF, JP Cotton, Dettmar PW (2008) Salt intakes in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (OCE8).

Hawkins ML, Davies GJ, Chaplin MF, Dillon JF, JP Cotton, Dettmar PW (2007) Antioxidant vitamin intakes in the progression of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease . Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2007, 66 (50A)

Hawkins ML, Davies GJ, Chaplin MF, Dillon JF, JP Cotton, Dettmar PW (2007) Comparison of dietary assessment methods within a population suffering from Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 66 (67A)

Hawkins ML, Davies GJ, Chaplin MF, Dillon JF, JP Cotton, Dettmar PW (2007) Vitamin C intakes in patients with oesophageal disorders taking Proton Pump Inhibitors. Gut, 56 (Suppl III) A219.

Hawkins ML, Davies GJ, Chaplin MF, Dillon JF, JP Cotton, Dettmar PW (2007) Antioxidant vitamin intakes in the progression of Non-Erosive Reflux Disease to Barrett’s oesophagus. Gut, 56 (Suppl III) A292.