About Kate Austin
Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, she is the Course Leader for BSc Hons Nutrition and is also regional representative for the Association for Nutrition. She is currently completing a PhD in early years nutrition and appetite regulation.
Kate completed her first degree in Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University, following this Kate was awarded a scholarship to study her MMedSci at the University of Sheffield. Kate was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University in 2009 and took over as the course leader for BSc Hons Nutrition in 2012.
Kate is a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and has worked in a variety of roles in community and public health nutrition.
Kate is the module leader for the level 4 module Personal Development for Nutritionists, the level 6 module Competent Professional and the level 7 module 'Enterprise in Public Health Nutrition'. She also contributes to level 4 'Nutrition' level 5 'Nutrition and Public Health and level 6 'Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes' . Kate teaches on a variety of courses including BSc Hons Nutrition, BSc Hons Dietetics, PGDip Dietetics, MSc Nutrition in Practice and MSc Clinical Nutrition.
Kate's current research interests are human nutrition in the early years with a particular focus on the weaning period. Through her research Kate is hoping to identify clearer messages for parents around the introduction of solid foods and links to appetite regulation and positive eating patterns. Kate is in the early stages of her research career, she will complete her PhD in 2021.