Professional Activities

International invited/keynote speaker or meeting chair

  • Invited speaker: ‘The prevalence and potential impact of micronutrient malnutrition in the community on sarcopenia and frailty’ Rank Prize Funds meeting on Malnutrition through the life course, Grassmere, UK, July 2018
  • Invited speaker: ‘Skeletal muscle loss in aging and its consequences for metabolism’. The Nutrition Society Summer conference, Leeds, UK, July 2018
  • Invited speaker:  ‘The relevance of dietary acid-base load to sarcopenia and aging of skeletal muscle’ conference on acid-base, nutrition, health & disease, Smolenice, Slovak republic June 2018
  • Speaker: ‘Overview of diet methods, measurement error and rationale for use of biomarkers in population monitoring, a focus on benefits and limitations and practicalities 2) Advances in the use of nutritional biomarkers – rationale & limitations.  Workshop ‘Capacity building in dietary monitoring and public health nutrition in the Eastern Mediterranean Region'. Rabat, Morocco, May 2018 
  • Invited speaker  ‘The relationship between dietary fat and skeletal muscle and bone health in aging’, 10th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, Hong Kong, October 2017
  • Invited speaker 6th international breast cancer prevention symposium  ‘Bioactives and prevention of breast cancer with an emphasis on carotenoids’, Los Angeles, USA, October 2016

  • Invited speaker conference on magnesium ‘Magnesium in osteoporosis and sarcopenia’, Rome, July 2016

  • Invited plenary speaker conference 'The role of nutrition in sarcopenia and the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function', Brussels, Belgium, April 2016

  • Invited speaker ‘Diet and breast cancer: new approaches are necessary’, in Symposium on International Breast Cancer & Nutrition initiative, Experimental Biology, San Diego, USA, April 2014

  • Invited chair for oral presentations for the International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research, Barcelona, Spain, March 2014

  • Invited speaker ‘Measurement error issues in assessment of nutrition’, University of Purdue, USA, October 2012.

  • Invited speaker ‘Nutritional influences on age-related muscle loss’, Brazil, October 2012

  • Invited  speaker ‘The importance of α-linolenic acid as a source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in non-fish-eaters‘ Tel Aviv, Israel, February 2011

  • Invited chair for ‘Nutrition & Breast Cancer session’ and poster presentation at Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy, University of Purdue, United States, October 2010.

  • Invited expert speakerEuropean EFCOVAL meeting ‘Over view of validation studies in relation to 24-hour recalls’, Belgium, September 2009

  • Invited speakerEuropean NUGO metabolomics meeting ‘Difficulties with dietary assessment methods and potential solutions’, Italy, September 2009

  • Invited expert speaker at European EFCOVAL meeting on ‘Dietary validation studies’, Ghent, Belgium, October 2008

  • Invited expert speaker at European EURRECA meeting on ‘Dietary assessment methods for dietary guidelines’, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2008

           Invited presentation ‘Urinary pH is an indicator of dietary acid-base load in a population: results from the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study’, Munich, Germany, September 2006

National invited/keynote speaker or meeting chair

  • Invited speaker ‘Linking the concepts between nutrition epidemiology and public health nutrition’ Launch of textbook for the UK Nutrition Society, the Royal Society, London, May 2017

  • Invited Chair for session ‘Public health and nutrition strategies to promote good mental health’ in Conference ‘Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing’, The Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, London, 2016

  • Invited speaker ‘Newer perspectives in nutrition for skeletal muscle aging and sarcopenia’, The University of Nottingham, UK, July 2016

  • Public Health Nutrition theme lead chair for the Public Health Nutrition Medal the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Dublin, July 2016

  • Invited chair poster presentations, The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Dublin, July 2016

  • Invited chair poster presentations, The Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, London, UK, December 2015

  • ‘The rationale for the importance of nutrition for healthy ageing and the prevalence of malnutrition and deficiency diseases in older people within the community’, Food Matters Live, London, UK, November 2015

  • ‘The importance of nutrition in healthy ageing: scientific evidence’, Food Matters Live, London, UK, November 2015

  • Invited speaker ‘Newer perspectives for Nutrition and Sarcopenia’, Birmingham, UK, October 2015

  • Public Health Nutrition theme lead chair for the Public Health Nutrition Medal the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Nottingham, UK, July 2015

  • Invited chair oral presentations, The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Nottingham, UK, July 2015

  • Invited chair for conference on ‘Saturated fat, dairy and cardiovascular disease: a fresh look at the evidence, held by The Dairy Council, London, March 2015

  • Chair and Scientific organiser for the Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, London, UK, July 2014

  • Public Health Nutrition theme lead chair for the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Glasgow, UK, July 2014

  • Invited chair oral presentations, The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Glasgow, UK, July 2014

  • Public Health Nutrition theme lead chair for the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Newcastle, UK, July 2013

  • Invited chair oral presentations, The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Newcastle, UK, July 2013

  • Invited chair oral presentations and poster session, The Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, London, UK, December 2012

  • Invited chair oral presentations and poster session, The Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, Belfast, UK, July 2012

  • Invited chair oral presentations and poster session, The Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, London, UK, December 2011

  • Invited speaker ‘Nutritional influences on muscle and bone’, University of Aberdeen, May 2011

  • Invited chair oral presentations and poster session, The Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, Reading, UK, July 2011

  • Invited speaker ‘Food nutrition and bone health: what do we know?’ conference and chair of conference  (on behalf of National Osteoporosis Society), Leatherhead, September 2010

  • Invited speaker ‘Diet and Health’ Trading Standards Association, Edinburgh, July 2010

  • Invited speaker representing the British Dietetic Association in a joint meeting the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom Food Standards on: ‘Creating an Enabling Environment for Population-based Salt Reduction Strategies’. ’How can consumer awareness be improved and help them to take action’, July 2010

  • Invited speaker CASH reception House of Commons ‘Salt and osteoporosis’, London, February 2010

  • British Dietetic Association Annual Conference (chaired 2 poster sessions), Manchester, September 2009

  • Invited speaker at 9th Nutrition and Health Conference, ‘Plant sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and their importance for heart health’, London, UK, November 2008

  • Invited chair ‘Symposium on diet and cancer at the British Dietetic Association Conference, Liverpool, UK, June 2008

  • Invited speaker ‘Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cancer’, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, March 2008

Other international, national and regional conferences/oral presentations

  • Oral presentation ‘Higher dietary intakes of anti-oxidant vitamins C, E and carotene are associated with better measures of skeletal muscle mass and grip strength in men and women in the UK Biobank Study’, Barcelona, May 2017

  • East Anglia Public Health Forum ‘An effective UEA and Norfolk County Council collaboration: paediatric tier 3 weight management evaluation’, Richard Hayhoe, Ailsa Welch, October 2016

  • NNUH/UEA Joint Research Seminar ‘Nutrition, sarcopenia and healthy aging of muscles’, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, July 2016

  • Invited speaker to a postgraduate seminar ‘Enhancing the Career of the Next Generation of Scientists’ with my talk ‘My career in research!’, University of Surrey, May 2016

  • Oral presentation ‘Associations between dietary protein and magnesium and skeletal muscle mass and strength in men and women from the UK Biobank Cohort’, Philadelphia, April 2016

  • Poster presentation ‘Dietary carotenoid intakes are associated with skeletal muscle mass but not grip strength in women’, Paris, December 2015

  • Poster presentation ‘Associations between dietary intakes of protein and essential amino acids with skeletal muscle mass, grip strength and circulating C-reactive protein in women aged 18-79 years’, Boston, April 2015

  • Oral presentation ‘Dietary magnesium is positively associated with muscle mass which may attenuate the association between C-reactive Protein and muscle mass’, San Diego, April 2014

  • Oral presentation ‘Dietary magnesium is positively associated with muscle mass and may attenuate the association between C-reactive Protein and muscle mass’, Barcelona, March 2014

  • Speaker ‘Data sources for socio-economic determinants health & chronic disease’, UEA seminar, February 2014

  • Poster presentation: ‘Dietary fat and indices of skeletal muscle mass’, Japan December 2013

  • Speaker: ‘Nutritional influences on musculoskeletal health’, NRP Diet and Health Tea Club, September 2013

  • Speaker: ‘Fat intake and loss of  skeletal muscle’ Norfolk & Suffolk Metabolic & Endocrine Clinical Research group meeting, Norwich, February 2013

  • Oral presentation: ‘Dietary fat is associated with indexes of skeletal muscle mass’, 8th International conference on nutrition & osteoporosis, Switzerland, May 2012.

  • Speaker with Dr Alistair Lipp ‘Developing Academic – Service relationships’, ERPHO meeting, Ely, July 2011

  • Speaker ‘The importance of α-linolenic acid in non-fish-eaters’ Norfolk & Suffolk Metabolic & Endocrine Clinical Research group meeting, Norwich, February 2011

  • Nutrition Society oral presentation ‘Dietary fat is associated with indexes of skeletal muscle mass’, Reading, UK, July 2011

  • Invited speaker British Dietetic Association Research Symposium ‘Review of my research’, London, December 2009

  • Nutrition Society oral presentation ‘Diet acid-base load and muscle mass in women’, Guildford, UK, July 2009

  • Oral presentation: Nutrition and Osteoporosis conference ‘Percentage lean body mass is lower with a higher dietary acid-base load in women aged 18-79 years’, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2009

  • Nutrition Society oral presentation ‘association between heel bone ultrasound attenuation and calcium and sodium intakes’, Nottingham, UK July 2008

  • Casual urinary pH is an indicator of dietary acid-base load, fruit and vegetable and meat intakes: results from the EPIC-Norfolk population (oral presentation), Paris, France, July 2007

  • Comparative prediction of bone density and estimates of potential renal acid load (PRAL) from a food diary and an FFQ (poster), Copenhagen, Denmark July 2006

  • A more acidic dietary acid-base load is associated with reduced heel bone ultrasound in women but not men: results from the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study (oral presentation), Lausanne, Switzerland July 2006

National and regional public engagement

  • Invited attendance at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPOG) meeting on ‘Vitamin D and Healthy Bones What’s Next?’

  • Invited speaker ‘Nutrition and healthy aging of muscle and bones’, AgeUK, Norwich, July 2016

  • Café Conversation ‘Diet and Healthy Ageing’ (UEA) as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations DIET AND HEALTHY AGEING (September 2013)

 

External Activities

  • External reviewer for 16 medical and nutrition journals
  • Reviewer of grant applications for the Food Standards Agency, the UK Department of Health, The UK Diabetic Association, The National Osteoporosis Society, The World Cancer Research Fund and The NIHR.
  • Reviewer of fellowship applications University of Cambridge Wolfson College.
  • PhD examiner for the Universities of Cambridge, Surrey, Aberdeen, Central Lancashire, Newcastle and King’s College London

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