I am an experienced Food Scientist and nutritionist and have worked with several large multinational organisations developing new food and beverage products for the European market. I am also company director and partner in 1000 cow dairy farm business supplying to an international focused farmer owned co-operative processor. I have had several patents registering a new development processes. I became a part-time permanent member of staff at Bournemouth University in 2005 and now my aim as head of Nutrition Education is to provide a high quality learning experience for the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and MSc Nutrition and Behaviour programmes.
My research is strongly focused towards improving food, fluid and general nutrition delivery for older adults. I have recently completed my doctoral research entitled 'An exploration of the factors that affect the complete meal experience for cognitively active elderly living in residential care' as well as being involved with other research projects aimed at this sector.