Monthly Archives: October 2019


Reference number: SAHC1912-4098

Closing Date: 30/10/2019

Salary: £33,796 to £49,554 with opportunity to progress to £54,131 (AC2/AC3)

Department: School of Allied Health and Community

Hours: 0.8 fte (fractional posts considered)

Start: As soon as possible

Duration: Permanent

Responsible to: Head of Department, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Responsible for: N/A

Interview date: To be confirmed


This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful team of Nutritional Therapists within the School of Allied Health and Community who deliver an innovative and current curriculum in Nutritional Therapy. The post holder will also work collaboratively with colleagues across the School and wider university.

A key aspect of this role is to be actively involved in shared planning, preparation, evaluation and development of all theory, research and clinical practice modules in Nutritional Therapy, including an access module, Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Nutritional Therapy. There is a strong professional focus on the preparation of students for their role as registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, underpinned by providing students with opportunities to see clients within the University Student teaching clinic. The clinic runs in the University McClelland Centre for Health and Wellbeing, alongside the Student-Led Clinic for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students. The successful candidate will assess and supervise client consultations, developing this important aspect of the student experience, and take an active role in the development of the Clinic. Therefore, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of this profession and have a minimum of two years in practice.

Nutrition Evidence Database – QUALITY of Diet and not the TYPE Diet is Important for Health

Are you confused about what type of diet to follow?  Vegan?  Vegetarian?  Paleo? A new study has found that it is the QUALITY of your diet and not the TYPE of diet that is important to good health across a range of markers.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.

Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – September 2019 – Preview



Nutrients MDPI

For this edition of the Nutrition Evidence Alert, we bring you some of the latest science that has hit peer-reviewed journals in the last few weeks. With so much going on in the field of nutrition at the moment, it is tricky to keep on top of new findings, theories and developments. Our pick of articles this month helps you do just that, so you can stay current and use the information to make effective clinical decisions. The selected articles cover topics from the effects of supplemental bacteriophage on gut inflammation to the association between skipping breakfast and being overweight in childhood. Be sure to check out Ben Brown’s article on the complexity of IBS as well as his paper with Deanna Minich on nutritional strategies that influence glutathione status. There are now 81 articles with plain language summaries on the database from 2019 alone.  Have a browse and remember that focused reading of the science and reflection on the learning outcomes that arise from that learning can be logged as CPD.

As an update, there has been a lot of development under the hood in Nutrition Evidence, including the ability to add a range of different record types. Whilst PubMed will continue to be the main source of articles, you will now notice that when you run a search on ‘gut health’ – for example – you will also find some podcasts and e-Learning modules appearing in your search results. We all learn in different ways, so having the ability to access videos or podcasts from credible sources that complement peer reviewed information varies the ways you can keep abreast of the science through Nutrition Evidence.  This new functionality is in its infancy, so watch it grow as we add more content over the coming months. We will of course, continue to focus on the best research quality available, so you can be assured that you are receiving the very best in nutrition evidence.

Happy exploring.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Editor-in-Chief 

Featured 2019 Articles

The following 7 articles are featured as “recommended reading” this month: