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Jemma Orr

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Jemma graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc in Public Health Nutrition in 2006 and completed her MA in Public Health at Sheffield Hallam University in 2015.

Jemma has worked in the field of public health nutrition for over 10 years. Jemma has recently joined the Division of Nutritional Sciences as a Teaching Associate having previously worked as a Public Health Nutritionist for Nottingham CityCare Partnership.

Jemma has developed, implemented and project managed various targeted nutrition and dietary interventions that tackle health inequalities relating to food and nutrition in Nottingham. These have included weight management programmes for men, cook and eat programmes (Eatwell for Life) and programmes for young families and children. Jemma has worked in partnership with a wide range of organisations including children's centres, primary and secondary schools, Nottingham City Council, homeless service providers, foodbanks and various third sector organisations.

Jemma's Masters dissertation evaluated the effectiveness of the Eatwell for Life programme (cook & eat) in Nottingham, with a particular focus on sustained dietary changes and behaviour as well as the wider impacts of the programme using quantitative and qualitative methods. Eatwell for Life has been used as an example of best practice in Public Health England's Sugar Report for reducing sugar consumption in community settings.

As part of her professional practice, Jemma has been involved in developing and delivering evidence-based nutrition training to health professionals and community workers. Jemma has been a Visiting Lecturer on nutrition and public health degrees at Chester University and Sheffield Hallam, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Expertise Summary

Jemma's expertise is within the field of public health, health promotion, maternal and infant nutrition, behaviour change, food poverty, health inequalities, and evaluation of nutrition programmes,

Teaching Summary

Jemma convenes the postgraduate module D24PHN - Public Health Nutrition. As well as contributing to school-wide modules including D21BG1 (Bioscience Tutorials), D224NC (Personal and Professional… read more

Research Summary

ORR J and McCAMLEY A (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of a community-based dietary intervention in Nottingham. British Food Journal. 119 (5) 1091-1101

WOODS J and McCAMLEY A, 2015. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Eatwell for Life programme in Nottingham. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 74 (OCE5), E352

Jemma convenes the postgraduate module D24PHN - Public Health Nutrition. As well as contributing to school-wide modules including D21BG1 (Bioscience Tutorials), D224NC (Personal and Professional Skills for Nutritionists) and D23PRO (Undergraduate Research Project), Jemma teaches on the following undergraduate modules:

D21BN4 - Introduction to Health Behaviours

D23BN1 - Nutrition & Health of Populations

And the following postgraduate modules:

D24PHN - Public Health Nutrition

D24UCB - Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour

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