Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Camilla Nykjaer

PhD, MSc, BSc
Teaching Fellow
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK; MSc, Nutrition, Obesity & Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Contact:  Manton 6.85, +44(0) 113 34 30942, email address for  

You can read more about Dr Nykjaer's interests here:
ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/camilla_nykjaer

Camilla Nykjaer is a Nutritional Epidemiologist with higher education teaching experience in the areas of epidemiology, nutrition and public health. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Public Health Nutrition from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009 before completing an MSc in Nutrition, Obesity & Health at the University of Leeds in 2011. She has worked in nutritional epidemiology for 7 years and her previous research has included work on a Food Standard Agency commissioned systematic literature review on the effects of dietary carbohydrates on cardiometabolic health; evaluation of the Royal Horticultural Society campaign for school gardening, which assessed the impact of school gardening on the diet and lifestyle of school aged children in 51 London schools; and the development and validation of a mobile phone app (My Meal Mate) to support weight loss in adults. Camilla has completed a PhD at the University of Leeds, examining the association between maternal dietary patterns in pregnancy and offspring growth.

 

Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Diet quality and physical activity levels
  • Physical activity patterns of participants taking part in a weight loss trial
  • Physical activity during pregnancy and maternal health

See also:

Modules managed

SPSC1211 - Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
SPSC2218 - Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist

Modules taught

SPSC1211 - Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
SPSC2218 - Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist
SPSC2302 - Exercise Physiology in Sport, Health and Disease
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II
SPSC3328 - Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition

Hutchinson J, Christian MS, Evans CEL, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Evaluation of the impact of school gardening interventions on children's knowledge of and attitudes towards fruit and vegetables. A cluster randomised controlled trial Appetite 91 405-414, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.076
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Measuring diet in primary school children aged 8-11 years: Validation of the Child and Diet Evaluation Tool (CADET) with an emphasis on fruit and vegetable intake European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 69 234-241, 2015
DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2014.160
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead CE, Gale CP, Burley VJ Effects of dietary fibre type on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of healthy individuals Journal of Hypertension 33 897-911, 2015
DOI:10.1097/HJH.0000000000000515
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Evaluation of the impact of a school gardening intervention on children's fruit and vegetable intake: A randomised controlled trial International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 11 -, 2014
DOI:10.1186/s12966-014-0099-7
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Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Association between sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis of prospective studies British Journal of Nutrition 112 725-734, 2014
DOI:10.1017/S0007114514001329
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Nykjaer C, Alwan NA, Cade JE, Greenwood DC, Simpson NAB, Hay AWM, White KLM Maternal alcohol intake prior to and during pregnancy and risk of adverse birth outcomes: Evidence from a British cohort Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health -, 2014
DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-202934
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Nykjaer C, Alwan NA, Greenwood DC, Simpson NAB, Hay AWM, White KLM, Cade JE Maternal alcohol intake prior to and during pregnancy and risk of adverse birth outcomes: evidence from a British cohort Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 68 542-549, 2014
DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-202934
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Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Cade JE, Gale CP, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 347 f6879-, 2013
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Nykjaer C, Alwan NA, Greenwood DC, Simpson NAB, Hay AWM, White KLM, Cade JE Maternal alcohol intake up to and during pregnancy and risk of adverse birth outcomes: evidence from a British cohort, 2013
DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62504-0
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Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Glycemic index, glycemic load, carbohydrates, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies Diabetes Care 36 4166-4171, 2013
DOI:10.2337/dc13-0325
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Threapleton D, Greenwood DC, Cleghorn C, Woodhead C, Evans CE, Nykjaer C, Cade JE, Gale C, Burley VJ Dietary fiber intake and risk of first stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis Stroke 44 1360-1368, 2013
DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000151
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Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans C, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and diabetes risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies, 2013
DOI:10.1017/S0029665113002784

Nykjaer C, Higgs C, Cade JE, Greenwood DC, Simpson NAB, Alwan NA Maternal dietary patterns during pregnancy in relation to offspring size at birth: evidence from a British cohort,

Nykjaer C, Higgs C, Cade JE, Greenwood DC, Simpson NAB, Alwan NA Maternal fatty fish intake prior to and during pregnancy and risk of adverse birth outcomes: findings from a low risk British birth cohort,