Kate Austin, Course Director

Kate Austin

Course Director

Kate is the Course Director for both BSc (hons) Nutrition & MSc Nutrition in Practice. 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 before becoming Course Director in 2019. She is a Registered Nutritionist and has worked in a variety of roles in community and public health nutrition.

Current Teaching

Kate has a number of teaching commitments and responsibilities in her role and contributes across all undergraduate and post graduate provision in the Nutrition and Dietetic group.

Course Director:

  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition
  • MSc Nutrition in Practice
  • MSc Nutrition in Practice (Distance Learning)

Module Leader:

  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • The Competent Professional
  • Enterprise in Public Health Nutrition

Research Interests

Kate is currently undertaking a PhD in early years nutrition nutrition and appetite, her research focusses on early eating behaviour by exploring energy compensation and eating in the absence of hunger in the under 3's. Through her research Kate hopes to identify clearer guidance for parents and childcare settings around early years nutrition and links to appetite regulation, and positive eating patterns. Kate will complete her PhD in 2022.

Kate Austin, Course Director