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