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Kate Austin


About Kate Austin

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and a Trustee for the Association for Nutrition. She is currently completing her 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 MMedSci in Human Nutrition at the University of Sheffield. Kate was appointed as a senior lecturer in Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University in 2009. She is a Registered Nutritionist and has worked in a variety of roles in community and public health nutrition.

Current Teaching

Kate is the module leader for the level 4 module ‘Nutrition’, the level 6 module ‘The Competent Professional’ and the level 7 module ‘Enterprise in Public Health Nutrition’. She also contributes to ‘Lifespan Nutrition’, ‘ Nutrition and Public Health’, ‘Nutrition and Food Science’, ‘Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes’ and ‘Research Methods’. Kate teaches on a variety of courses including BSc (Hons) Nutrition, BSc(Hons) Dietetics, PGDip Dietetics, MSc Nutrition in Practice and MSc Clinical Nutrition.

Research Interests

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.

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