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Julie Armstrong, RNutr, RD, MPH, PhD Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom

Julie is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition. She has a PhD in nutrition epidemiology and a master’s in public health. She is a registered public health nutritionist and a registered dietician in the UK.

Julie started her career in nutrition as a research nutritionist in the MRC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of Aberdeen. She then qualified in Dietetics and worked in Leeds, London and Cambridge, where finally she worked in Paediatric Dietetics. In 1989, she went to work as a Nutritionist in Tonga in the South Pacific. There she further developed her expertise in maternal and infant nutrition on a World Health Organization project to develop an integrated approach to food and nutrition policy in Tonga. In 1991 she joined Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Over the years at GCU, she has been an active researcher in maternal and infant nutrition and childhood obesity.

Current Research Areas:

  • Nutrition epidemiology- the quality of maternal and infant dietary data
  • The influence of maternal and infant nutrition on health and well being
  • Public health policy on food and nutrition in early years

Her research on maternal and infant nutrition relates to global and national health priorities in both developed and developing countries. As a member of a number of government health, research and development strategy groups, her work has informed research priorities and current practice in maternal and child nutrition in Scotland. She has considerable experience in translational research (science into health policy and practice).