Prof. Michelle Holdsworth


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Michelle joined the Public Health section of ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research) in October 2011 and is a Professor of Public Health and currently Director of Learning and Teaching for the School.  Michelle studied human nutrition as an undergraduate and then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics.  After working in various NHS community and public health posts, she developed research interests in incorporating the use of evidence to community nutrition interventions and went on to study for a PhD in Public Health at the University of Leicester.  Since then she has pursued a career in academic public health nutrition, working for 4 years at the University of Nottingham, as Lecturer then Associate Professor and for 8 years in Montpellier, France as a Senior Civil Servant Researcher – conducting research and capacity building work in public health nutrition, mainly in francophone Africa, for the Government funded Institute of Research for Development (IRD), various research bodies in Europe about research strategy development, as well as being invited on numerous occasions to speak about her research overseas.

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