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Jo Pearce

Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition, Faculty of Science

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    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6105

Biography

Jo graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in Microbiology in 2000 and completed her MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003. Following work as both a community nutritionist for SureStart and as a research assistant at the Centre for Pregnancy Nutrition, University of Sheffield, Jo worked as a research nutritionist at the Children's Food Trust (formerly the School Food Trust) from 2006-2012. Here her research included national surveys of food provision and consumption in primary and secondary schools, RCTs investigating the link between school food and classroom behavior and the development of eating habits in children.

Jo joined the division in 2012 to carry out a series of systematic reviews on complementary feeding and childhood obesity, before gaining a teaching-focused position in 2013. She is currently teaching on a variety of topics including public health nutrition, changing health behaviours, assessing dietary intake and systematic review methodology. Her research interests lie in the areas of infant feeding, complementary feeding, dietary intake in children and adolescents, maternal nutrition, dietary guidelines and school food. Jo is a registered nutritionist, RNutr (Public Health).

Teaching Summary

Jo convenes two undergraduate modules (D21BN4, Introduction to Health Behaviours and D23BN1, Nutrition & Health of Populations) and two postgraduate modules (D24PHN, Public Health Nutrition and… read more

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Jo convenes two undergraduate modules (D21BN4, Introduction to Health Behaviours and D23BN1, Nutrition & Health of Populations) and two postgraduate modules (D24PHN, Public Health Nutrition and D24SRN, Systematic Review in Nutrition).

As well as contributing to school-wide modules including D21BG1 (Bioscience Tutorials), D224GI (Professional Skills for Bioscientists) and D23PRO (Undergraduate Research Project), Jo teaches on the following undergraduate modules:

D21BN1 - Introduction to Nutrition

D21BN4 - Introduction to Health Behaviours

D223NA - Nutritional Regulation, Physiology & Endocrinology

D223N0 - Global issues in Nutrition

D236N0 - Research & Clinical Practice Skills for Dietitians

D23BN1 - Nutrition & Health of Populations

D247N2 - Dietetics Research Projects

And the following postgraduate modules:

D24FON - Fundamentals of Nutrition

D24RSN - Research skills in Nutrition

D24PHN - Public Health Nutrition

D24SRN - Systematic review in Nutrition

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