Nerissa joined the team in December 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a highly experienced dietitian, who teaches and supervises under-graduate (MNutr) and post-graduate clinical nutrition students.
She has extensive dietetic knowledge and skills in a wide range of clinical specialities in NHS and private hospital settings. She is dedicated, supportive and very conscientious, being a motivational and key team player. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in the planning, organisation and delivery of dietetic services, student training and the teaching of others. She takes pride in her work and achievements to ensure that she can deliver high quality; evidence/best clinical practice based dietary advice and education to both students and clients.
Nerissa supervises dissertations on both the undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics (MNutr) and Clinical Nutrition master's courses. Following on from her NIHR MSc in clinical research, her main… read more
Nerissa supervises dissertations on both the undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics (MNutr) and Clinical Nutrition master's courses. Following on from her NIHR MSc in clinical research, her main research interests continue to include the dietary/nutritional implications and support needs of people following bariatric surgery.
Her main research interests relate to complex obesity and bariatric surgery. Particular interests include:-
- The dietary and nutritional implications of bariatric surgery
- The support needs of people following bariatric surgery
- Micro-nutrient status and supplementation pre and post bariatric surgery
- Longer term implications of bariatric surgery
- Resource development for people following bariatric surgery
- The role of the multidisciplinary team pre and post bariatric surgery