JULIE ABAYOMI

Dr JULIE ABAYOMI

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    Dr Julie Abayomi is a Reader in Dietetics & Associate Head of Applied Health & Social care at Edge Hill University. She graduated in nutrition and dietetics from Cardiff in 1993 and worked as an NHS dietitian for over 20 years, specialising in women’s health and nutrition for 12 years. In 2010 Julie was awarded a PhD based on research conducted at Liverpool Women’s hospital. Research interests include: overweight and underweight in pregnancy; diabetes and pregnancy; diabetes and breastfeeding and chronic radiation enteritis. Previous projects include ‘Fit for Birth’ - a longitudinal cohort study of obese pregnant women at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and two qualitative studies exploring the experiences of midwives and pregnant women regarding healthy eating and weight management advice during pregnancy. Julie has presented at National/International conferences including Diabetes UK; The Nutrition Society; The British Dietetic Association and Mega Evento Nutricao, 2019 in Sao Paolo Brazil. She has published papers in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics; the Journal of Diabetes Nursing; British Journal of Midwifery; Maternal and Child Nutrition and International Journal of quality in healthcare.

    Research interests

    Research interests include: overweight and underweight in pregnancy; diabetes and pregnancy; diabetes and breastfeeding and chronic radiation enteritis.

    Previous projects include ‘Fit for Birth’ - a longitudinal cohort study of obese pregnant women at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and two qualitative studies exploring the experiences of midwives and pregnant women regarding healthy eating and weight management advice during pregnancy.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

    Education/Academic qualification

    Nutrition & Dietetics, PhD, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2010

    Other positions

    Chair of the BDA England Board , British Dietetic Association

    1 Apr 202031 Mar 2023

    Dietetic Representative Prof Conference organising committee, Diabetes UK

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